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5 Ways to Combat Fraud During the Holidays, from FICO

The pandemic is driving holiday shoppers online creating a more lucrative target for fraud and scams targeting consumers, according to the credit experts at FICO.

FICO’s Liz Lasher has five top tips for consumers to avoid fraud over the 2020 holiday shopping period.

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Medicare Scams Are on the Rise, According to Health Alliance Plan

Michigan nonprofit health plan Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is cautioning consumers about a recent Medicare scam. 

Unsuspecting consumers are being engaged in conversations about their Medicare coverage with a Medicare “representative” and, during the call, are asked for their Medicare ID number. 

This can result in unauthorized changes…

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Guidelines for Safer Thanksgiving Travel, from CheapOair

With Covid-19 cases currently climbing, Thanksgiving celebrations will look different this year. While the CDC recommends staying home and celebrating with your immediate household, that is not a possibility for everyone. The travel team at online travel agency CheapOair is offering their tips for traveling smarter and…

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Top Tips for Holiday Safety During COVID-19

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is offering ways to protect yourself from possible dangers associated with holiday trees, candles, and cooking fires, as well as unsafe toys.

To keep the season safe, here’s what you need to know:

Toys

Choking on small parts and riding toy injuries…

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Women and the Pandemic: FICO Talks About the She-Cession

It’s no big secret that hundreds of thousands of Americans are filing for unemployment benefits weekly and that a financial crisis is emerging.

And looking more closely at the job loss numbers, one finds that the negative economic effects of the pandemic have not impacted everyone equally…

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Emergency Physicians Urge Vigilance as COVID-19 Surges Across Country

The current surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is extremely concerning for emergency physicians, patients, and health systems.

With the U.S. surpassing 11 million cases and 1 million new cases recorded in just six days, this wave is bigger than what we experienced in the spring and is…

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Millennials Contributing to The Ongoing Refinance Boom, Ellie Mae Finds

With interest rates nearing 3% for all loans, many millennials took advantage of the opportunity to refinance their mortgages in September, according to the latest Millennial Tracker report from loan origination platform provider Ellie Mae.

Refinances climbed to 43% of all closed loans for millennials in September, up 3…

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The 2020 Best Places to Live in the U.S., According to Money

Personal finance and news source Money has announced its annual ranking of the Best Places to Live featuring 50 towns and cities where the economy, job growth, and housing market remained strong despite COVID-19 disruptions.

This year, Money looked at towns and cities with a population…

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Avoid Holiday Disasters

With Americans spending more time at home this year it’s more important than ever to take precautions to keep the home safe and healthy.

AAA Service, a provider of plumbing, heating and electrical service to the Denver area, is offering several tips to help area homeowners have…

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