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Great Outdoors Month 2022

Great Outdoors Month 2022 posted on May 17

As the weathers warms up and school vacation is fast approaching, new adventures are on the horizon for many looking to take advantage of the New England Summer. For the third consecutive year, June is nationally recognized as ‘Great Outdoors Month,’ a time to explore   …Continue Reading Great Outdoors Month 2022

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International Records and Information Management Awareness Month posted on Apr 28

International Records and Information Management Awareness Month

There are many reasons to celebrate the month of April, including International Records and Information Management (RIM) Awareness Month.  This globally recognized time highlights the importance and necessity of establishing and implementing policies, systems, and procedures to capture, create, access, distribute, use, store, secure, and   …Continue Reading International Records and Information Management Awareness Month

Fair Housing Month: 2022 posted on Apr 20

Fair Housing Month: 2022

The month of April is dedicated to recognizing the Fair Housing Act of 1968. During this month, The Department of Housing and Urban Development along with other governmental entities and housing-focused groups hold events, panels, and seminars to help educate the public about fair housing,   …Continue Reading Fair Housing Month: 2022

Get Ready for Tax Day posted on Apr 11

Get Ready for Tax Day

The deadline to file taxes is quickly approaching for most taxpayers throughout the country. Taxpayers may decide to do their own taxes using online software or simple filing forms, while others opt to hire a tax professional.  Whether you plan to file yourself or choose   …Continue Reading Get Ready for Tax Day

National Financial Literacy Month: April 2022 posted on Apr 8

National Financial Literacy Month: April 2022

Mastering personal money management is a great accomplishment and vital life skill for all consumers.  Do you stick to a budget or sometimes fall short on monthly expenses?  If you identify with the latter, this month is a perfect time to start balancing your checkbook   …Continue Reading National Financial Literacy Month: April 2022

Tips to Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams posted on Apr 1

Tips to Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams

As technology continues to advance, identity thieves are also becoming more clever. Scammers are constantly developing new, nearly undetected, tactics to trick their targets.  The most common way consumers are defrauded online is through phishing.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center recorded   …Continue Reading Tips to Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams