The Checks in the Mail - And Now You Can See It on Your Phone

If you’re wondering where that refund check, credit card bill or birthday card from your Dad is, now you have a new way of finding out - via email. The U.S. Postal Service rolled out a new service this month across the country that will send you an email every morning to tell you what’s going to show up in your mailbox that day.
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How to Know if the IRS is Really Calling or Knocking on Your Door

Avoid becoming a tax fraud victim of this common scam. Learn how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and whether contact you might have received is truly from an IRS employee.
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Back to basics with "Money Minutes"

Help high school students learn the basic concepts of financial management with "Money Minutes," a video module series with information on issues such as budget management, college costs, debt management and savings.
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Top 10 Elder Fraud Scams

An aging population is sparking a rise in reports of elder abuse. Download this free FVS Eye on Fraud report to learn today's top financial scams targeting seniors, such as investment schemes, bank account manipulation and even grandparent scams.
FVS Eye on Fraud report (.PDF).

Legislation Plans to End Loopholes to Balance Billing

Balance billing occurs primarily in healthcare plans that are Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) and when patients are directly billed by an out-of-network provider for the remainder or balance of the bill not covered by their insurance. This practice occurs mostly when PPO patients go to an in-network ER, but later learn that not all of the doctors and services like pathology or anesthesiology are in-network, causing extra out-of-network charges to be filed.
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