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Donate Wisely: Avoid Charity Scams

When supporting a cause you care about, you want to make sure your donation goes as far as possible. Before giving, do some research to ensure your gifts go where they’ll do the most good. Research Online If you aren’t already familiar with a good charity to support, start with some Google searches. Simply search… Read more »



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Top 10 Holiday Scam Tips

The Holiday Season is an optimal time for parties, celebration, and fraud. That’s right, cybercriminals enjoy the holidays as much as we do! However, it’s for a much different reason. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest online shopping days of the year, with 12% more Americans expected to partake in 2019 than did… Read more »



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Letters From Leton: Underdogs

During the past month I watched more baseball than I have in a long time. While I usually watch some of the World Series, it was normally sporadic most years. But this year was different. I sensed that something was in the air. What was in the air was a team that faced elimination five times… Read more »







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Letters From Leton: Customer Service Is Sweet!

We all take pride and satisfaction in taking care of customers. Helping them buy a house? Big adrenaline rush! Moving that large commercial checking account and loan? Let’s party! But what about the little things? How about resetting an online banking account or fixing a debit card issue at a person’s local office? Or unlocking… Read more »



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12 Money-Saving Tips for Winter

The trees are beginning to shed their colorful fall leaves, and before we know it, the Appalachian mountains will be dusted with snow. In addition to holidays and hot cocoa, winter also brings a harsh chill which tends to result in some increased expenses. Here are 12 tips to help you save money (and energy!)… Read more »