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    Add an IRA to Your Tool Box

    By Delta Community

    With each new year comes new opportunities to set goals to improve your habits, health or wealth. While we can’t help you hit the gym more often, we can offer tips for improving your finances. Opening an Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is a great way to save for the future, and the earlier you get started, the more time your savings has to grow.

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    Helping Others During the Holidays with Charitable Donations

    By Delta Community

    During the holidays many people not only give gifts to family and friends, but in the spirit of the season also help those less fortunate than themselves. Historically, the United States has been one of the world’s most charitable nations, and it is estimated that in 2018, Americans gave more than $425 billion to U.S. charities.

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    Avoiding Holiday Shopping and Identity Fraud

    By Delta Community

    End of year holidays usually involve an increased amount of shopping, spending and travel for many people, which are all very commonplace activities. But along with those activities—many of which may take place partially or completely online—comes the increased risk of credit card fraud and/or identity theft.

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    Holiday Shopping and Saving Tips

    By Delta Community

    The holidays can be relaxing and enjoyable as you share time with family and friends; but they may also be stressful for those trying to stretch their budget to cover related holiday costs ranging from meals to decorations, gifts and travel. For those worried about holiday spending, there are many ways to control expenses, including spreading them over a longer period of time and shopping sales throughout the year. Another option is to save a little extra money each month, so you can enjoy shopping during the holiday season.

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    Talking Money With Your Kids: Affording College

    By Delta Community

    Attending a college or university has consistently grown in importance in the U.S. for decades. Research study after study validates the life earnings advantage (along with other advantages) of receiving a college degree. While the benefits of a college degree are known, these benefits are offset by the ever-increasing costs of pursuing a post-high school education. The costs for college can be extremely daunting for both would-be students and their parents; still, families pay for college in a variety of ways, often making significant personal sacrifices to make higher education a reality for their children.

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    Talking Money With Your Parents: The Will

    By Delta Community

    Over the course of our lives there are many conversations that children have with their parents that can be difficult for both of them, but are important, and these discussions often strongly affect their lives, both in the present and for the future. One key conversation that sometimes is avoided until it is too late is talking about a parent's will.

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    Learning Cybersecurity Basics

    By Delta Community

    Did you know that every October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)? NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the federal government and U.S. industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to help ensure that all Americans have information they may use to be more knowledgeable and more secure online. This year NCSAM is emphasizing personal accountability and stressing the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace.

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    Protecting the Investment in Your Car

    By Delta Community

    If you're concerned about being able to pay for future repairs for your aging car, there are several options you may want to research and then decide if they're appropriate for you. We'll touch briefly on two that are worth looking into more deeply: extended warranties and GAP coverage.

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    What is Good Debt vs. Bad Debt?

    By Delta Community

    Loans are a type of debt, where you must pay back the money borrowed (the principal) along with an additional percentage of the principal, the loan’s interest. The interest is the profit the lender makes on the loan they’ve extended. But all debt is not created equal. Did you know there is both “good debt” and “bad debt”?

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    Watch Out for Social Security Number Scammers

    By Delta Community

    In 2019, the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network database has seen a dramatic increase in reports involving a variation of a classic scam, to steal identities and money from unwary consumers. Read More

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