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RENSSELAER — Jasper County REMC, a local not-for-profit electric cooperative, has found many ways to support its members during the COVID-19 crisis. One of those ways, is to lower the disconne…

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With new cybersecurity threats cropping up daily and millions of identity thieves devising creative ways to trick you into divulging your personal information, you need to protect yourself from identity theft. Watch MoneyTips Consumer Advocate Kristin Malia share five simple things you should do to prevent your identity from being stolen.

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Equifax... Uber... Target... Under Armour.... The list of data hacks keeps growing and growing, increasing the odds that someone will steal your identity. Last year, this digital epidemic affected 14.4 million Americans. But the more you know, the better you can protect yourself.

We conducted an exclusive MoneyTips Google survey in 2018 to see how much people knew about identity theft and the credit bureaus. Do you know all the answers?

We asked people if they knew which data hack was the largest.

A whopping 9 out of 10 didn't know or chose incorrectly. Reader, care to guess, before we reveal the answer?

Using weighted averages, more than half of us (50.9%) admitted that they had no idea which hack was the worst of the century. More than 1 in 3 (34.4%) guessed the

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With summer ending, the end of the year will be around before you have time to figure out whether it is better to finally take down the Christmas lights or, at this point, just leave them up. That makes it a good time to look ahead on your taxes, as well as a few other financial chores.

The first step is to check your taxes, to make sure that you are not giving Uncle Sam a tax-free loan until next April 15. On the other hand, if you use your tax refund as a kind of payroll savings plan to pay off holiday bills or finance your next vacation, make sure that your refund amount is on track.

Go to the withholding calculator on the IRS website. You will need your latest paycheck stub (as well as your spouse's, if filing jointly) and a copy of last year's return. Use that as a guide for estimating your

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By Roshni Chowdhry, head of customer experience at SafetyNet

Of the roughly 17 million Americans currently enrolled in college, 74 percent qualify as what we used to call "nontraditional" students:

  • One in five is 30 years or older.
  • About half don't rely on their parents for money.
  • One quarter are caring for a child.
  • 47 percent attend college part time at some point.
  • 25 percent took a year off between high school and college.
  • 44 percent have parents without a bachelor's degree.

In other words, if you're a college student today, there's a good chance you're not the Hollywood stereotype of an 18-year-old on your own for the first time. Still, whether it's your first year o...

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