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What is escrow?

If you’ve ever purchased a home – or even looked into the process behind purchasing a home – you’ve probably seen the term ‘escrow’ quite a bit. In the most basic layman’s terms, an escrow account is simply a bank account overseen by a neutral third party; usually associated with high-value purchases. But escrow accounts […]

9 Ways to Protect Yourself From Internet Fraud

Purchasing items like vehicles and collectables on the internet can be a great way to save money, but there are a few considerations that keep in mind to help keep your money-saving venture from turning sour. 1. Understand as Much as Possible About the Auction or Purchase Platform Each online purchasing outlet can have slightly […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Online Passwords Strong

Most of us have multiple online accounts including email, credit cards, online banking, and social networking sites just to name a few. With each site requiring a password, it can be very tempting to simply repeat the same password often, or keep all of your passwords simple, but simple and often repeated passwords can be […]

The Surprising Payoff Behind Online Scams

In recent years phishing schemes, ransomware, and outright hacking have become extremely profitable for scammers. Because of the prevalence of online transactions both large and small, and the interconnectivity of both mobile and desktop devices, online thieves have been making a good living off of those who are unprepared. The infographic below, put together by […]