Dollars & Sense Blog

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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.

Your Cheat Sheet for All Financial Aid Terms

FAFSA? Master Promissory Note? Subsidized vs. unsubsidized loans? If you’re lost already, you’ve come to the right place. Consider this brief lesson a prelude to all the studying you’ll have to do in college, and bookmark this as your handy cheat sheet.

Fight Procrastination - Get a Will

It doesn’t matter what your financial status is or if you’re married, single, or have children. A will is a necessity.

Summer Fun Close to Home

You don't need to go far to give your kids a summer to remember. Try the tips below to save on travel time and your budget!