Why Am I Receiving All of These Privacy Policy Update Notices?

Over the last several weeks you have probably been receiving notifications about privacy policy updates by email and pop-up messages from websites and apps. Why are you receiving these? As of May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has gone into effect in the European Union (EU).

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Gas Prices Hurting Your Wallet? These Tips Can Help

Have you noticed higher gas prices at the pump recently? Gas prices are rising and they are expected to continue their upward trend for a while. The following tips can help you save money and gas whether you are running around town or going on a road trip.

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It's More Than Facebook! Protect Your Data with These Tips

Your data is a hot commodity. It's not just Facebook that is collecting your data. Many other sites, companies, and advertisers do, too. Whether it's information that you provide directly or that's collected by tracking you, there are steps that you can take to reduce its collection.

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It's Time To Review Your Facebook Privacy Settings

How often do you check your Facebook privacy and security settings? With the recent revelation that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica acquired profile information and "likes" on about 50 million Facebook users, it's time to review your settings. The data collection started with a third-party quiz that about 270,000 people took after they logged in with their Facebook username and password. That allowed data to be collected from those people's friends whose settings allowed it.

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New Medicare Cards Are Coming Soon

Do you or a family member receive Medicare benefits? Then you need to know that starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to everyone who receives Medicare benefits. In order to help protect you from identity fraud, the new cards will no longer have Social Security Numbers on them but will have a unique Medicare Number. The only change is to your card. Your coverage and benefits remain the same.

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It's Tax Time Again. These Tips Can Help.

Tax season. For many people those words mean it's time to complete an unpopular task. So whether you like to get this chore done as soon as possible or wait until the last minute, here are some tips, reminders, and other information to help you prepare your taxes.

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