Don’t toss that Junk Mail, it may be Your Stimulus Payment

Stimulus Credit Card

Four million Americans are receiving their Economic Impact Payment in the form of a prepaid debit card — and many are mistaking it for junk mail. Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began sending out Economic Impact Payments (EIP) as prepaid debit cards. [...]

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Coronavirus Scams are up

Cyber Security Checklist

Scammers are always looking for their next opportunity and what better time than a global pandemic? The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has seen an increase in reports of online fraud during the COVID-19 crisis. Since many of us are staying at home and likely using the computer [...]

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Celebrating Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wedding during quarantine

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt life and cancel plans across the world, people are finding creative ways to celebrate. From drive-by weddings to birthday car parades to virtual graduation ceremonies, there are so many ways you can celebrate while still maintaining proper social distancing. Let’s [...]

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Stay Fit with Household Chores During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Stay Active with Household Chores during lockdown

Gyms are shuttered and you may be stuck in the house all day without much to do. In some areas, outdoor exercise is off the table, too, as hiking trails are roped off and parks are closed. With all of your socializing happening on Zoom, there’s no pressing [...]

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Your Complete Guide to Safe and Comfortable Face Covering

The Complete Guide to Safe and Comfortable Face Covering

Q: I’ve started wearing a face mask every time I go out, however, I’m finding these coverings to be less than comfortable. Is there any way around the irritations and discomforts of wearing face coverings? A: Face coverings have become an essential wardrobe component for people all over [...]

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Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Celebrating Memorial Day During Coronavirus

Most years, Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer. Americans salute and honor the memory of our military heroes with grand parades, lively family picnics and crowded barbecues. But, this year, everything is different. Even as the country moves forward with the reopening process, people continue to [...]

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House Passes HEROES Act

Heroes Act

The House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion stimulus bill on Friday, May 15, with a 208-199 vote. The more than 1,800-page legislation, dubbed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (Heroes Act), would provide another stimulus check to qualifying Americans, extend unemployment benefits, and provide [...]

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How Should I Spend my Stimulus Check?

How Should You Spend Your Stimulus Check

The stimulus checks promised in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act are starting to land in checking accounts and mailboxes around the country. The $1,200 granted to most middle class adults is a welcome relief during these financially trying times. Many recipients may be wondering: [...]

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The First Steps to Take if you Can’t pay your Mortgage

Steps to take if you can't pay your mortgage

Over a few weeks, the talk about mortgages turned from how to best take advantage of record low interest rates to how to handle a mortgage without income. More than  22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past five weeks. Lenders are dealing with a wave of [...]

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7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary

Earth Day, recognized on April 22, is an annual event that celebrates environmental protection and raises public awareness about pollution. And this year, 2020, is Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Here are some easy, eco-friendly ideas you can do at home in honor of the holiday. Plant a garden. [...]

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Beware of Scams Amid the CARES Act

Stimulus Check Scam

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed on March 27, the federal government is sending out $290 billion in stimulus checks over the next half a year. The first round of checks has made its way to millions of checking accounts across [...]

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How to Protect Your Credit Score During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Smart Phone Showing Credit Report

As many Americans now face the possibility of becoming delinquent on their debts and other bills, their credit scores could be adversely affected. Here are the steps people can take to ensure that they maintain as good a credit score as possible throughout the coronavirus emergency: Get a [...]

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Webinar: Navigating Your Finances Through COVID-19

A webinar presented by TEGFCU

     Things to Think About While Navigating Your Finances During the COVID-19 Crisis Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11 am Expert Panel: Keith Kurman - VP of Lending Jackie Fellin - VP of Commercial & Residential Lending Spencer Fern - AVP of Commercial Lending Fiona Micelli - [...]

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Resources: Dutchess One Stop

Dutchess One Stop

Thank you to everyone who attended and help make our webinar on Friday, April 10th a success. We would like to thank our special guest, Nancy DeWitt, from Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board. Nancy DeWitt, Associate Director of the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board is a life long [...]

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Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is an important part of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act designed to help small businesses continue meeting payroll and other expenses during these trying times. Here’s all you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program. What does [...]

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How to Care for Your Car During a Lockdown

Young man under the hood of a car

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With shelter-in-place restrictions imposed in many states, millions of cars are sitting motionless in garages and driveways across the country. While staying home is the best way to stay safe these days, it might not be the best thing for your car. David Bennett, manager for repair systems [...]

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COVID-19 Resources

Resources

Here is list of resources for you to access on the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Reference Guide – This reference provides info, tips, and tricks for this global pandemic. Use it to learn the basics and to understand how to identify the symptoms of the Coronavirus. This printable [...]

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The Complete Glossary of Financial Terms Related to COVID-19

Woman Holding her Face

Some of the financial terms flying around in the wake of the recently approved Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act may be confusing. We have broken down some of the key components and how they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Deferred interest  What it means: Deferred interest [...]

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Working from Home

Man working from home

The coronavirus pandemic has taken the world as we know it and turned it upside down. Hospitals are scrambling to meet the needs of their patients as the federal and local governments are issuing stricter guidelines to help stop the spread of the virus. As part of this [...]

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Prioritizing Bills During a Financial Crunch

Woman at table with computer and papers

Our vibrant, animated country has been put on pause. Busy thoroughfares are now empty of pedestrians and previously crowded malls are eerily vacant, as millions of Americans shelter in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Forced leave of work has left many wondering if and when [...]

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