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Preparing for Hurricane Season

Published on April 02, 2018

 

Q: I’m worried about the impending hurricane season. How can I protect my family and home from storm damage?

A: As a homeowner, a hurricane can prove to be your biggest nightmare. Storm damages caused by flooding, strong winds and airborne projectiles can cost thousands to fix. Of course, there are steps you can take to protect your property, but where do you begin? It’s all so overwhelming!

No worries; We can help you prepare! We’ll walk you through keeping you, your loved ones, your home, and your property safe when the wild storms blow in!

Beware of Social Media Scams

Published on March 27, 2018

 

Over the last few years, social media scams have exploded, with fake Twitter and Facebook profiles increasing by 100% in just one year. That also means there are several types of social media scams, most which involve a phishing scheme component.

Here’s how it happens: Scammers try to “friend” you by creating a bogus profile or cloning the profile of someone you know. Then, they’ll get you to share personal information by asking you random questions. Meanwhile, you’re unknowingly giving away the security questions for your personal passwords. By the time you realize what’s happened, it’s too late. Other social media scams involve fake offers and promotions. To get your hands on the goods, though, you’ll first need to share your personal information.

In another scam, fraudsters reach out to you while impersonating Louisiana FCU. They’ll claim to have incredible rates on loans. And, if you apply for this “loan,” the scammers might empty your accounts or trick you into making upfront payments to qualify. Here’s how to spot, prevent and react to social media scams:

Six ways to save on your summer vacation.

Published on March 19, 2018

 

The open road is calling and your dream vacation awaits! But first, you need to work out the financial details. How are you going to pay for your getaway? Ideally, a plump vacation fund is the way to go. Unfortunately, though, many of us don’t think about how we’re going to pay for vacation until it’s a few weeks away. Be proactive in planning your vacation by saving up for it in advance. Forgo some luxuries in the months or weeks leading up to your vacation and put the extra cash aside for your getaway. When you’ve got the money saved up, create a realistic vacation budget.

These six vacation saving tips will help you plan a perfect getaway without busting your budget.


The Truth About Auto Loan Dealers

Published on March 13, 2018

 


Ever wonder how auto dealers can afford to advertise loans with rates as low as 0%? You’re about to uncover the truth about auto loans arranged by dealers and other facts your dealer doesn’t want you to know.

Seven ways to spring clean for extra cash

Published on March 05, 2018

 


When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape. But there’s more than just a neat house awaiting the end of all that hard work. With just a few steps, you can put some extra cash in your wallet.