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How to Safely Cook and Travel this Thanksgiving

The American Red Cross is providing tips to avoid the flu and stay safe this Thanksgiving, despite the increased threat of home fires on Thanksgiving and holiday traffic.

Because Thanksgiving is a peak time for congested travel and home cooking fires, the American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the…

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1 in 3 Americans Think They Will Never Be Debt Free, Survey Finds

1 in 3 Americans Think They Will Never Be Debt Free, Survey Finds

In a new survey, nearly a third of Americans expressed concern that they will not be able to pay off debt in their lifetime, according to GOBankingRates. Perhaps it’s time to visit your credit union.

Forty…

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One in Three Kids Killed in Car Crashes are Completely Unsecured

In 2017, 675 children under the age of 13 were killed while riding in passenger vehicles, according to NHTSA data. Of those killed, more than one in three (35%) were not using a car seat, booster seat or seat belt.

When used correctly, these safety restraints can dramatically reduce the…

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Annoying Robocalls Hit Record Numbers Last Month

The number of annoying robocalls Americans endured rose by 15.9% last month versus the previous month, according to the YouMail Robocall Index.

In fact, there was a new monthly record of 5.1 billion robocalls received nationwide in October, which marks the first time the monthly total has topped…

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Wake Up to the Risks of Drowsy Driving

While drivers spend more time in the dark over the fall and winter months, insurer GEICO has the following reminders to help them avoid becoming drowsy behind the wheel.

Catch enough Z’s: It’s important for adults to get eight hours of sleep a night according to the National…

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The Impact of Taxes in Retirement

A new Nationwide Retirement Institute survey finds nearly two in five retirees (37 percent) admit they did not consider how taxes would affect their retirement income when planning for retirement.

As a result, they may have lost the opportunity to save an additional six years’ worth of income in retirement…

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Most Medicare Beneficiaries Want Caps on Drug Costs, According to eHealth Survey

In a year when Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period overlaps nationwide with midterm elections, 83 percent of Medicare beneficiaries believe the best way to ensure the future of the program is to place limits on prescription drug costs, according to survey results released today by eHealth, Inc., which operates Medicare…

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Go Out and Vote!

Today – Tuesday November 6 — is Election Day in the U.S. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. That’s in addition to the local races in your state, county and city or…

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