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BEWARE TECH SUPPORT SCAMS

Posted by on April 9th, 2019 in Community

Computer on the brink? Careful who you contact to fix it! That’s because the FTC is warning of a surge in tech support scams, many of which can be difficult to spot.  In a recent widespread scam, a company that called itself Elite IT Partners, Inc., purchased keywords on Google so they showed up in […]

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Newlyweds: Don’t Let Financial Stress Take The Cake

Posted by on June 19th, 2017 in Community

There are so many things to think about when you’re just married, or about to be, and no one would rate finances as the most exciting of them. In fact, studies show that money (not relatives) is the number one reason couples argue. Those financial arguments (again, not relatives) are one of the top predictors […]

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Beware of “Can You Hear Me” Phone Scam!

Posted by on February 9th, 2017 in Articles

We received this notification from one of our local police departments so beware! The Crest Hill Police Department has been receiving reports from residents in reference to a new telephone scam “Can you hear me”. The scam works like this: You will receive an automated phone call from a voice that sounds legitimate. It identifies […]

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When to Refinance From an Adjustable-Rate to a Fixed-Rate Mortgage

Posted by on July 12th, 2016 in Community

Unlike diamonds, mortgages are not forever. The ultimate goal is to pay them off and own your home free of encumbrances. But there are many good reasons to trade in your original mortgage for a new one along the way. One of the most common reasons to refinance is to move from an adjustable-rate mortgage, […]

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Fall Financial Reminders

Posted by on November 10th, 2015 in Community

Here are some important things to note as the year comes to a close.  Provided by: Ariel Monsivais, Jr., CFP®, Financial Advisor Abri Advisors located at Abri Credit Union  As every calendar year ends, the window slowly closes on some notable financial deadlines and opportunities. Here are several to keep in mind before 2016 arrives. […]

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Avoid Common Travel Scams Abroad

Posted by on June 26th, 2015 in Articles

Avoid Travel Scams by Being Informed, Alert Vacations abroad provide a way to discover new places and explore interesting cultures. But they can also expose tourists to some nasty frauds. Here are some of the most common travel scams, and how to protect yourself from them.   Travel and currency An official-looking individual says he’s […]

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