How to Celebrate Thanksgiving During COVID-19

It’s turkey season! But this year, due to the COVID-19 environment we’re experiencing, the holiday festivities will look a bit different than before. With some precautionary measures and careful planning, though, you can celebrate Thanksgiving in the era of the coronavirus without compromising on your health or safety. Here’s how:

Planning a Thanksgiving dinner

If you plan on hosting an in-

Political Fundraising Scams

Political Fundraising Scams

Election fever is now at an all-time high — and so are election scams. From schemes that steal your vote to ones promising dream (albeit, bogus) vacations in exchange for participation in a poll or survey, there’s no shortage of scams centering on elections.

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5 Steps to Take After Being Hacked

5 Steps to Take After Being Hacked

Uh oh — you’ve been hacked! Finding out someone has cracked open your accounts and helped themselves to your information can be alarming, but there are ways to mitigate the damage while jump-starting your recovery process.

Here are five steps to take after being hacked.

Step 1: Assess the damage

First, take a step back and

How do I Apply for Disaster Relief During COVID-19?

How do I Apply for Disaster Relief During COVID-19?

Q: My home and possessions have sustained considerable damage from a recent natural disaster. What do I need to know about applying for disaster relief during a pandemic?

A: Recovering from a natural disaster like a wildfire or a hurricane

5 Online Resources for Autumn

5 Online Resources for Autumn
Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Can Halloween be Celebrated Safely This Year?

Can Halloween be Celebrated Safely This Year?


Q: With COVID-19 still disrupting all kinds of plans, I’m wondering about Halloween celebrations this year. Is there any way to safely celebrate Halloween in 2020?


A: How to safely celebrate this year is a question that’s frightening Halloween lovers all

The Importance of Being Financially Fit

The Importance of Being Financially Fit

Are you ready to stretch those financial fitness muscles? We hope so, because it’s time to get financially fit!


Being financially fit means living a life of complete financial responsibility. The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), also known as the Financial Health Network, defines four basic

What’s the Best Way to Use a Home Equity Loan?

What’s the Best Way to Use a Home Equity Loan?

Q: With interest rates falling and home prices rising, it seems like a great time to tap into my home’s equity using a home equity loan. What’s the best way to use these funds?


A: A home equity loan, or a HEL, can be a fantastic way to

8 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

8 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a wave of scams, with no signs of slowing down. These scams are also producing a surge of counterfeit bills into circulation. Using cutting-edge technology, scammers create bills that look just like the real thing to the untrained eye. Unfortunately, once counterfeit bills are passed, their new owner can become liable

All You Need to Know About Selling Your Home During COVID-19.

All You Need to Know About Selling Your Home During COVID-19.

Selling a home is a move people generally plan years in advance, and 2020 was no different. For many homeowners, the hot real estate market of spring and summer of 2020 was going to be the season they put their homes up for sale. And then came the coronavirus — and the world

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