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Have you fallen victim to a Western Union Wire Scam?
FTC Alerts Consumers: If scammers had you pay them via Western Union, you can now file a claim to get your money back. Consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union’s money transfer system between Jan. 1, 2004 and Jan. 19, 2017 have until February 12, 2018 to file a claim to get their money back.
Letter from the President
Now that we have settled into 2018, I would like to remind everyone that the beginning of each year is an excellent time to review your financial situation. Do you have a safety net to fall back on in case of loss of income? Are you saving enough for retirement? Are you taking advantage of all the options to ease your tax burden? Financial planners suggest having six months income in a readily accessible account in case of job loss or illness. There are numerous financial tools, including one on this website, that help determine what you need to be saving to maintain your current lifestyle once you retire. While these savings goals may seem unattainable, putting away even a little each week can get you started on the path to reaching them.
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