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    As millions of people lose their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, they're also losing their health insurance – at exactly the time when they may need the coverage to help pay for care if they end up getting sick. If you lose your health insurance when you lose your job – or if you didn't have health insurance and are rethinking that decision – you may have several options for finding coverage now. But you need to understand the rules and time frames – and some special programs will be expiring soon.

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    There were warning signs the stock market might falter this year … but, let’s face it, there are always warning signs.

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    The coronavirus crisis has brought out the best and worst of human nature. The best: charities across the country are stepping up and many people are donating what they can. The worst: opportunistic scammers are using fake appeals or sham charities to swindle donations from good-hearted people.

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    This year has been anything but ordinary. While many of our summer travel plans have shifted, there are still plenty of opportunities to bring the fun and learning closer to home. Our friends the Money Mammals can help! For us, digital learning isn’t new. It’s one of the ways we’ve always connected with young members and their families. We’ve been hard at work updating our resources to include even more enriching content for children to get their hands on this summer, especially tons of activities that can all be done while having fun at home.

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    It can be frustrating to have problems with your computer, especially now that so many people are working from home. But if you get a call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft technician, saying there are viruses on your system, hang up the phone. It’s a scam.

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    This very unexpected pandemic caught people by surprise emotionally and financially. Many are in the frightening position of not being financially prepared for this very real emergency. And few would have likely expected to be without income and having to rely on the charity of others to feed their families.

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    Telehealth services are booming because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many insurers are expanding coverage and waiving cost-sharing for these virtual visits with doctors – both to help people assess coronavirus symptoms before going to a busy hospital, and for others to meet with doctors for unrelated medical issues without having to leave their homes.

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    Dealing with student loan debt is tough. And when you add in a pandemic and economic crisis, it can be even tougher.

    Despite the challenges, there are still things graduating students and those already in the workforce can do to tackle student loan debt.

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    We’re here working to help you look after your most significant asset. Owning a home is an investment like no other because it represents the center of what matters to you, especially now. We get that. There’s nothing more important to us than helping you protect your home – and all that it means to you.

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    If you own a small business or work for one, you’ve seen the headlines about financial relief that may be available to some companies through the Small Business Administration (SBA). But you’ve also heard about scammers who extract a grain of truth from the news and distort it in an effort to cheat small businesses. Now more than ever it’s critical for small businesses to go straight to the source for accurate information about what’s happening at the SBA.