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Don’t be a Victim of Unemployment Benefits Fraud

Illinois identified more than 120,000 counts of unemployment insurance fraud in August. This number will likely increase as more people file for unemployment due to the pandemic’s impact on businesses.

Holiday Shopping During a Pandemic

The holidays will look different this year. Social distancing, occupancy limits in stores, and other cautionary steps will require us to rethink our usual shopping strategies.

2021 Financial Resolutions

The new year is a perfect time to review and update your financial resolutions. Here are some things to consider as you plan for 2021 and beyond.

Staying Safe While Shopping Online

More and more holiday shopping is done online each year. Now, due to the pandemic, that number is expected to rise even more, making it easier for scammers to take advantage. Follow these tips to keep your money and personal information safe.

Kids and Computer Safety

The security of your computer can affect the safety of your online experience — and your kids’. Talk to your kids about what they can do to help protect your computer and your family’s personal information.

Smart Device Safety

Your device may be smart, but may not always be secure; many devices are vulnerable and malicious cyber criminals can take advantage.