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Scam Alert: If you own a home, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll need a contractor at one point or another. Unfortunately, finding a good one is easier said than done. According to a new study, one in 10 Americans has fallen victim to a contractor scam. The types of scams run the gamut, but baby boomers tend to be the most vulnerable, with 15% saying they’ve been a victim. Millennials were second-most likely to be victimized, at 13%.

Visit our Fraud Education Center to learn more about trending scams and Red Flags to watch out for. 

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Alerts and News

We invite you to visit our News and Alerts financial wellness portal for the latest updates on bank events, staff changes, personal finance tips, and economic outlooks. Stay informed and gain valuable insights to help you navigate your financial journey with confidence! 

Building Blocks

Missing a credit card payment isn’t the end of the world. If you’ve missed one payment by a few days, you can often get your credit card provider to waive any fees by citing your history as a good customer and reaching out to them directly. But if you’ve missed multiple payments for long periods of time — think a month or two — your credit will take a hit. Here are some ways to rebuild your credit score, should that ever happen.

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Abuse in Another Form

Financial abuse is not as well known as other types of abuse, but it is no less devastating. Financial abuse occurs when an abuser gains power by restricting a victim’s access to money. Here’s everything you should know about this issue.

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