Cyber Security Tips and Tricks

Here are tips from StopThinkConnect.org about safely using mobile devices. It’s important to remember our phones store a great deal of personal information and we must use them wisely to protect it. The first step is to STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Stop: Make sure security measures are in place. Think: About the consequences of your actions …

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Calling all Consumers – Be Aware of Phone Scams

Most of the time, unsolicited calls (like those from telemarketers) are simply annoying, but it’s important to recognize when the call is a scam. Recently, there have been an increasing number of illegal calls with a scam artist or even “robocaller,” a recorded voice, on the other end trying to get consumers to answer “yes” …

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13 Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

Safe deposit boxes can be a great place to store important items, especially valuable documents or heirlooms or treasure maps or ancient moonstones that control the time-space continuum or … other, more practical things. They’re safe (duh) and secure, and an easy way to keep track of your most important legal documents. Here are some …

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Safeguarding Against Identity Theft

Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not to mention the time and hassle involved in recovering a stolen …

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4 Tips for Traveling With a Credit Card

by Janelle Witting Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Whether you’re an international jet-setter or more of a camping-by-the-lake type, traveling is a great way to reduce stress and take a break from hectic daily schedules. A change of pace can recharge and …

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