Phishing: What is it and how can you keep yourself protected? Phishing is fraud that is done through phone calls, text messages, email, websites and even social media. The cybercriminal poses as someone from a legitimate business trying to get individuals to give personal identifying information, passwords, credit card information or bank account information. Warning […]
In today’s world, most people have their payroll directly deposited into their checking accounts or use cash apps like Venmo or PayPal. On the off chance that you end up with a paper check, did you know you can deposit it into your account with just a few pictures with your smartphone? Welcome to the […]
It can be stressful when you look at your account and are surprised by the amount available. You then look at your transactions and see that there was a charge from a state 500 miles away from where you’re at. You panic and call your financial institution right away and they tell you that they […]
We live in a digital world, so it’s no surprise that only 8% of all the “money” around the world is physical cash. But no need to rush the bank. The digital dollars in your checking and savings account are as real as the cash in your pocket.
3 Tips – Increase your Credit Score using a Credit Card Your credit score is important, especially if you’re wanting to purchase a large ticket item such as a vehicle or a home in the future. It’s simple, have a higher credit score, pay less money when you need to borrow money. Your credit score […]
Approximately 94% of paper money that moves from hand to hand is riddled with bacteria. One NYU study found 3,000 types of organisms on just 80 $1 bills — including bacteria linked to pneumonia, food poisoning and staph infections. If money is too filthy to touch, how are you supposed to pay the bills? Consider using a credit card instead. If […]
Many Iowans find their savings coveted by scammers beyond the health, insurance and investment realms. The Iowa Attorney General’s office protects Iowans from consumer fraud and enforces laws that keep fraudulent sales practices from harming consumers. Craigslist and eBay Scams Scam artists troll legitimate listings for properties and products and use them to post new, […]
The United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (also called the “Money Factory”) has two active facilities from which it prints money today. Together these two facilities use a mind-blowing 9.7 tons of ink per day.
Healthcare insurance is an investment in your health. The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa that assists Iowans in making informed decisions about Medicare coverage. SHIIP also helps Iowans spot and report Medicare fraud. Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), like SHIIP, falls under the Iowa Insurance Division and […]
Yes, it costs more than two pennies to make one penny, all so that you can get exact change on a $1.99 candy bar……..