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How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

Posted by Lone Star CU on 10/04/2016
Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you're protecting yourself before you hit “send.” If the wrong people access your accounts, you might find yourself with a lot less money than you thought. Here are six steps you can take to help make sure that doesn't happen.
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Topics: Managing Your Money, Fraud Protection

Choosing a Credit Counselor

Posted by Lone Star CU on 08/31/2016

Living paycheck to paycheck?  Worried about debt collectors?  Can't seem to develop a workable budget let alone save money for retirement?  If this sounds familiar, you may want to consider the services of a credit counselor. 

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Topics: Managing Your Money, Fraud Protection

The Cost of Cars – Borrow Smart

Posted by Lone Star CU on 07/11/2016

When you buy or lease a car, you pick the make, model and color.  How much you put down and how long you take to pay off the car have a big influence on what the car actually costs.  Let’s clarify a few terms first:

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Topics: Making a Big Purchase, Managing Your Money

The Ins and Outs of EMV Cards

Posted by Lynn Mucken, NerdWallet on 02/03/2016

The credit card swipe is on its way out. In its place is a new way to buy, featuring a small microchip embedded in your plastic and promising more security. Here are answers to questions you might have about the advent of these cards, dubbed EMV cards

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Topics: Managing Your Money

How to Avoid Identity Theft by Hackers, Dumpster Divers and Snoops

Posted by Catherine DeVore on 01/29/2015

If you’re worried about identity theft you have plenty of good reasons.

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Topics: Fraud Protection