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Phishing: Don't Take the Bait!

If you think there is something “phishy” about a message you receive, you could be right.

Don’t get hooked! When you get emails, texts or calls that are made to look like they come from companies or people you know, that’s called phishing.

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What to Do with Unexpected Money

Whether it’s a stimulus check or an unexpected gift from a relative, we have a few tips for managing a surprise influx of funds.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

Keeping your credit on track is key to a successful financial future. Here are a few ways to improve or maintain a great credit score:

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Homeowners Insurance Coverage

Gate City Insurance Advisors help you create the best homeowners policy coverage by reviewing coverage options to personalize your policy.

One way to personalize homeowners coverage is to add additional coverage called “endorsements”.

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Dream Big and Plan - How to Meet Your Financial Goals

We want to help you get started toward your goals, so we’ve put together a list of ways that can help you meet, and possibly exceed, your financial dreams.

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Cybersecurity Tips

Working remotely has many people looking for entertainment on social media and on other apps. Have you seen some of the quizzes? What’s your mother’s maiden name? What’s the street you grew up on? How about the name of your childhood best friend or your first pet? Those quizzes are just one of the ways strangers get your information online.

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Online Privacy

The Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. We are able to shop, bank, connect with family and friends, and handle our medical records all online. These activities require you to provide personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, date of birth, account numbers, passwords, and location information. #BeCyberSmart when sharing personal information online to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a cybercrime.

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Social Media Cybersecurity

Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How can you be proactive and “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”? Take these simple steps to connect with confidence and safely navigate the social media world.

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Protecting Your Digital Home

More of your home devices are now connected to the internet, including thermostats, door locks, and coffee machines. This enables us to control our devices on our smartphones, no matter our location, saving us time while providing convenience and safety. These technological advances are innovative and intriguing; however, they also pose a new set of security risks. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and protect your digital home.

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Username and Password Best Practices

When choosing a username and password, keep these best practices in mind to protect your identity. 

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