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5 Black Friday Scams to Avoid
Authored By: Genisys Credit Union on 11/14/2018

2 young woman with shopping bagsBlack Friday and Cyber Monday can be great fun – but they can also put you at great risk… and we aren’t talking about the WrestleMania scene in the Electronics Department! Scams are plentiful on this weekend that officially marks the start of the holiday shopping season, and you don’t want a phishing scheme or a bogus bargain to turn you into the rotten Mister Grinch! 

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Buying Your First Car the Smart Way
Authored By: Genisys Credit Union on 11/7/2018

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Buying a new car can be a scary process.  If it’s your first vehicle purchase, it can be even more frightening since it will probably be the largest purchase you have ever made.

How can you avoid the mistakes and buyers’ remorse that many first time buyers experience?  Here are a few tips.

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Getting To Know Your Credit Score
Authored By: Genisys Credit Union on 10/31/2018

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Your credit score is more than just a number and we’ve all heard it has a huge impact on our overall financial well-being.  What makes up a good credit score and how does it really effect the cost of things in the future? It’s really not as confusing as it may seem.  

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Fake Check Scams - How To Avoid This Exploding Epidemic
Authored By: Genisys Credit Union on 10/24/2018

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Has someone ever sent you a check and asked you to give them some money back?  Be wary! Maybe you won a prize and are told to send back a portion to cover taxes and fees.  Or you get paid to be a “secret Shopper” and are told to wire back money. How about selling an item online and the buyer overpays?  In all cases, you get a check and someone asks you to send them money back. That’s a scam!

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4 Expenses That Surprise First-Time Homebuyers
Authored By: Genisys Credit Union on 10/17/2018

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The American dream of owning a house still seems to be something younger people want and are actively pursuing.  Many Millennials are confident they’ll achieve the American Dream of owning a home, yet more than half don’t have a plan to get there.   

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Tips for You to Avoid Flood Damaged Cars
Authored By: Genisys Credit Union on 10/10/2018

Man cleaning inside of a carIf there's one thing we can count on after a devastating super storm, it's that the used-car market is flooded with water-damaged cars.  If a used-car deal looks too good to be true, you should do more than kick the tires. 

An estimated 40,000 vehicles were damaged by flooding after Hurricane Florence on the east coast and disasters in other parts of the country add to this inventory of flood-damaged cars. Now with Hurricane Michael approaching the Florida coast, these numbers are sure to soar.

Learn what to look for and how these cars just might make it to your neighborhood.

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