Fun Ways to Give Back to your Community this Summer

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It’s finally Summer, and even though kids have been home for a while, many families are looking to do anything but have a lazy Summer break. In between pool parties and Summer getaways, find some time to give back with these fun activities for the whole family.

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Simple and Fun Family Friendly Outdoor Activities

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If being cooped up in the house all Winter followed by the COVID-19 quarantine has you and your family climbing the walls, you aren’t alone. With more temperate weather finally here, it’s important to get some fresh air, expend some energy, and of course, stay safe while doing it.

It may be a while before some of the normal Spring and Summer activities are safe and reopened for the public to take advantage of, but you are only limited by your imagination. Here are some fun, simple, and safe activities that you and your family can do – some even in your own backyard!

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What is Formjacking and How Can I Protect Myself?

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Have you heard of formjacking? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say probably not. Formjacking is probably the biggest type of credit card cybertheft you’ve never heard of. It’s a relatively new form of digital information theft caused by hacker attacks on commercial websites involved in e-commerce and other activities that collect customers’ personal information.

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Are you Feeling the Love? How to Improve Customer Retention and Appreciation

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When it comes to the customer journey – the stages your customer goes through from learning about you to becoming a brand ambassador – one of the most critical stages is retention.  Getting the first sale from a customer is great, but the goal is to have “sticky” customers – people who come back over and over and even recommend you to others.

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Student Loans and the WORST Ways to Pay them Off

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Student loan debt is a very hot topic. With borrowers owing a combined total of federal student loan debt that is nearing a trillion dollars. One in five adults currently has student loan debt and we don’t see college tuition dropping in the near future.

Repaying your student loans can be daunting, especially if you have over six figures of debt, like many new college graduates.

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How to Notice Signs of a Flipper’s Hasty House Renovations

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It’s Spring and that means an influx of homes will be hitting the real estate market, including homes that were renovated over the Winter by investors or as we like to call them, “Flippers”.

Flippers typically buy homes at a lower price, often foreclosures. Some of these homes need minor cosmetic repairs while others require a complete gut and remodel. They make the homes appealing to a wider pool of buyers who are looking for recently renovated and move-in ready homes. Some flippers are fantastic and do amazing work, while others may, in other words, put a band-aid on bigger issues so you can’t see the underlying problems. 

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Simple and Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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When it comes to doing your part to help save the Earth, a little goes a long way. Even though we only celebrate Earth Day once a year, there are a lot of lifestyle changes that you can make that are simple and easy and will benefit Mother Earth all year long.

Now, if you live in CT, chances are you have already started using your reusable bags instead of paying 10 cents for a plastic bag. But here are some other great ways to do your part in helping to save the Earth.

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Tips for Small Businesses to Survive the Coronavirus

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The only certainty right now when it comes to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is that currently, everything is uncertain. Several local and state governments have issued a shelter in place orders asking people to remain home and only go out for the essentials. Many small, local businesses are feeling this stress as they have been forced to lay off employees, adjust their hours or services, or even close their doors for an indefinite amount of time.

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How to Find your Dream Home without Feeling Overwhelmed by the Process!

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Finding the perfect home can be overwhelming even for the seasoned home buyer. From looking at online listings to visiting open houses to losing out on bidding wars – it can consume hours and hours of your life and drive you a bit crazy.

The secret to stopping the madness is getting organized and being realistic.  Here are some tips and tricks to get you there:

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How to Recognize and Avoid Census 2020 Scams

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Knock, knock! It’s 2020 and that means it’s time for Census Bureau to conduct an official Census. You could be contacted in a variety of ways by the Census Bureau including, phone, email, mail, fax, and even in person. Given the many outlets that the Bureau uses, it opens up a myriad of scam opportunities.

Census Bureau scams can be hard to spot yet easy to fall for. Many people believe it’s their civic duty to participate, but how can you know who to trust and who are impersonators?

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