Don’t be bamboozled

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The Federal Trade Commission announced that 2.68 million consumers reported fraud in 2017. Twenty-one percent of those reporting fraud lost money totaling $905 million. As fraudsters enjoy more success and scams become more prolific, the likelihood of any one person getting duped is going up. And it isn’t just the elders that are being scammed.…

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It’s America Saves Week!

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This post is brought to you by America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, which motivates, encourages, and supports low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Celebrate America Saves Week, February 26 – March 3, 2018. Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. White…

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The cost of saying “I do”

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It’s official – getting married is expensive, and is getting more so every year.  Here are some statistics from a 2016 survey conducted by The Knot, a wedding magazine and website: The cost of the average wedding in the United States is $35,329, up $12,333 over just five years. And that figure doesn’t even include…

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5 financial resolutions for the New Year

New Years resolutions

A brand new year provides the perfect opportunity to make meaningful life changes, including improved financial wellness. These five financial resolutions can help get your year off to a promising start.   Get on budget.  Take charge of your finances by creating a budget. Start by calculating after-tax income and subtracting fixed monthly expenses. Then…

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Yuletide greetings from us to you!

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To the members of White Sands Federal Credit Union: I always love this time of year.  The holidays bring us a wonderful opportunity to look back at the year and give thanks for all of the blessings given to us.  For all of our White Sands FCU members, I send my wishes of the happiest…

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