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Teacher Planners and Grants Are Here!

The new school year is quickly approaching. If you’re a York County teacher, don’t start your year without a Family Trust school planner and a Teacher Grant application!

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Mobile Phishing on the Rise

With users being three times more likely to click on a suspicious link on their mobile device, along with over half of mobile users tapping on a phishing URL, mobile phishing (or smishing) is a bigger problem than you think.

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How to Protect Yourself from Scams

To avoid identity theft and account hacking, be wary of the information you share — and not just online. You must also be careful about what you share over the telephone. Here are several examples of online and phone scams with reminders of what you shouldn’t share online.

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Card Skimmer Safety at The Pump

Watch out at gas stations and ATMs for a major threat to your debit or credit card. Skimmers are a device that attaches to the card scanner and records data as you insert your credit or debit card and enter your PIN. Here’s how you can detect and avoid having your credit or debit card skimmed at the ATM or gas pump.

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FREE Home-Buying Made Easy Workshop

Buying a home is an exciting time in a person’s life. But, it can also feel overwhelming as you begin the process. Take the guesswork out of home-buying and come to the FREE Home-Buying Made Easy Workshop, co-hosted by Family Trust and Blu J Agency.

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6 Tips for Securing Your Mobile Devices

Almost all of us have some type of mobile device. Losing it, having it accessed without permission, or finding out it’s infected with malware can be a scary moment. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to protect your devices and the information on them.

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Avoid These 5 Car Buying Mistakes

Any large purchase can be a stressful experience, especially a one as time sensitive as a new car. Being stuck without a vehicle can put added worry on you, your family, and friends. Learn about the most common car-buying mistakes and see what you can do to avoid them.

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Retire Mortgage-Free with an Independence Mortgage

Housing is often the typical American’s greatest monthly expense, whether during retirement or during working years. If you happened to sign a 30-year mortgage in your 30s and made all your payments as scheduled, there’s a good chance your home will be paid off by the time you bring your career to a close. But what happens when you sign a 30-year mortgage in your 40s, yet want to retire in your 60s? If that’s the case, you risk entering retirement with mortgage debt.