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How to Protect Yourself From Mobile App Fraud

Posted by Monica Parks on Jan 15, 2020 11:29:22 AM

I love burritos, but I had to delete an app developed by a chain restaurant that allowed me a convenient way to get my burrito fix. I’ve been putting it off for months, but I finally decided that the convenience wasn’t worth the risk. Let me explain.

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Topics: Security, Credit Cards, Scams

5 Hidden Wedding Costs That Can Surprise You

Posted by Monica Parks on Dec 7, 2019 7:00:00 AM

There are two sides to the engagement coin: it’s a time full of love & joy, and it’s also a time full of stress and to-do lists. Not only are there literally hundreds of decisions to make, nearly all of them come with a cost. Some couples even opt to take out a personal loan to fund the wedding of their dreams.

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Topics: Life Changes

5 Surprising Things I Learned From My Credit Report

Posted by Monica Parks on Nov 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

I have a confession. I’ve worked in financial services for the past four years, but I haven’t checked my credit score in over a decade.

I’ve been a member of Hanscom FCU that entire time, but it wasn’t until I started working here this summer that I realized how risky it was to be in the dark about my score. I checked it once when I was about 20, and have basically just closed my eyes and hoped things worked out.

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Topics: Credit Cards, Credit Score

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