Multifactor Authentication is a Must

When you consider the number of online accounts the average user accesses each day, the amount of personal information vulnerable to exposure can be staggering. Do you know how to protect your accounts and prevent cybercriminals from stealing your information?

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Providing Your Pet a Happy Home

Not everyone is a pet lover, but if you are, your pet probably plays a significant role in your happiness and wellbeing. It’s also your responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of your pet.

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Holiday Online Shopping Safety Tips!

The holiday season is a prime time for hackers, scammers, and online thieves. Due to the pandemic, this holiday season may look and feel a bit different, but we all still need to be aware of the potential dangers online shopping can bring and the ways we can protect ourselves. While millions of Americans will be online looking for the best gifts and Cyber Monday deals, hackers will be looking to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers by searching for weaknesses in their devices or internet connections or attempting to extract personal and financial information through fake websites or charities. 

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Identity Theft and Internet Scams

Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. These activities require you to provide personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, date of birth, account numbers, passwords, and location information. With the added convenience of these digital tools comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. #BeCyberSmart when sharing personal information online to reduce the risk of becoming a cybercrime victim.

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Building Competitive Advantage for Your Small Business

Identifying Your Advantage

A competitive advantage is something you are better at than anyone else. The smarter you can be about developing and promoting your competitive advantage, the better positioned your business will be to succeed. Think about a few ways you could differentiate yourself:

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Four Reality Checks for Your Business Start-Up

The only way to truly find out if your business idea will work is to actually start your business, but there are a number of things you can do to research your start-up idea before you take the leap.

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Home Buying Season is Here

Although the housing market in our country has a relatively steady rhythm throughout the year, Spring is typically the time referred to as Home Buying Season. Winter months, the holidays and inclement winter weather make homeowners reticent to open their homes to prospective buyers. Better weather signals opportunities for home improvements, home inspections and home repairs. School age children are wrapping up the school year leaving the summer months an ideal time to move in and out of housing.

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Social Media is NOT for the Sensitive

Social Media platforms have revolutionized the ways in which people, organizations and businesses are connected. Keeping a personal or business social media presence is the equivalent of having an electronic front porch and inviting others to visit. In general, we look forward to friends and customers stopping by and sharing interactions with us. There is a sense of connectedness even when we are miles apart.

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How to protect yourself from Cybersecurity Threats

Whether you are an early bird or a last-minute filer, there is no denying we are firmly into Tax Season. As we reconcile another year of earnings and income, the Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service would like to draw attention to an ever-present concern – Tax Identity Theft.

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Banking Services Trends to look for in 2019

Digital Banking

Digital banking has moved beyond providing basic online and mobile access to your accounts. Digital banking now encompasses the idea of delivering even more banking services over the internet to enhance your traditional banking experience. Imagine, being able to utilize your Digital Sales Office like your favorite local sales office, all without leaving your house.

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