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Maps Helps Members Restock Groceries After Ice Storm

March 1 by Kim Hanson

Maps Community Foundation Gives $40,000 to help over 800 members 

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Beware Romance Scams

February 1 by Maps Credit Union

With COVID-19 forcing more singles to meet and date online, America’s most expensive scam is on the rise. Romance scams are all over the internet and can be difficult to spot. While the data for 2020 is not yet available, according to the FTC, Americans lost a collective $201 million to romance scams in 2019. 

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Will I Be Getting a Second Stimulus Check?

January 4 by Maps Credit Union

After eight months of negotiations, the Senate has finally passed a bipartisan deal on a new coronavirus stimulus plan.

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Holiday Season Scams

December 1 by Maps Credit Union

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And unfortunately, ‘tis also the season for scammers to go after your hard-earned dollars. Keep your money safe by reading up on the most common scams taking place this time of year and practicing caution.

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Sweetheart Scams: How an Online Romeo Could Ruin More Than Just Valentine’s Day

November 17 by Rachel Pross

Here’s a newsflash. This stuff doesn’t just happen on Dr. Phil. It’s way, way more common than you think.

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When Does it Make Sense to Pay a Bill with a Credit Card?

November 2 by Maps Credit Union

Credit cards and debit cards both offer incredible convenience. With just a quick swipe or a linked account, a payment can be instantly processed. It seems like a no-brainer to use that convenience for taking the hassle out of paying bills. But, is it a smart idea to pay monthly bills with a credit card or debit card?

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Beware the Pending Package Scam

October 1 by Maps Credit Union

Everyone loves a surprise package, and scammers are taking the excitement out of that experience by using bogus packages as a cover for a nefarious scam that tricks victims into sharing personal information.

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2020 Maps Community Awards

September 1 by Kim Hanson

Nominate an Inspirational Maps Member from September 1 - 15, 2020

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Watch Out for These New COVID Scams

July 22 by Maps Credit Union

With states making moves toward reopening after coronavirus lockdowns, as usual, scammers aren’t far behind.

Watch out for these trending scams.

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Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt?

July 2 by Maps Credit Union

Getting rid of debt isn’t easy, but if you’re ready to do what it takes, you can shake off any amount of debt.

Let’s take a look at two popular approaches for paying down debt and explore the pros and cons of each.

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