Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont, received the first monthly Social Security check on January 31, 1940.  She received $22.54, according to the Social Security Administration.  She was 65 years old at the time. She received benefits until she passed away at 100 years of age. Ida May Fuller worked for only three years under…

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As a daughter, sister, wife, mother and aunt, I, like many of you, fill many roles as a woman.   While there have been significant improvements to the gender gap in the workplace, statistics show that women are still at risk of not achieving their own financial security.  While women are just as capable as men,…

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So…will you be paying with credit or debit?  How many times have you heard that before?  As consumers, I’d venture to say that we probably utilize credit card services on a daily basis.  Whether we’re buying groceries, shopping at our favorite clothing store, or simply going to an ATM, we are pushing our personal data…

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As kids start going to back to school, I look back fondly on the Back to School shopping trips I had with my mom.   In particular, I remember shopping for new shoes.  I’d walk in wearing my completely comfortable, and well-worn sneakers.  I’d spend a lot of time breaking those shoes in.  In an effort…

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