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Tips to Keep Your Customers’ Data Safe, By Andrea Romero at COUNTRY Financial

Tips to Keep Your Customers’ Data Safe, By Andrea Romero at COUNTRY Financial

With many businesses conducting more activity online due to the pandemic, the risk of customer data being compromised increases. As a business owner, it’s important to stay vigilant when it comes to protecting your customer’s information. Everyday activities can create risk for a data breach and for many retail businesses, the holiday season brings more customers and new staff, potentially making your business even more vulnerable. Your customers and employees are your biggest assets, and they rely on you to protect their personal information.

What to Consider if You Receive the Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments | By Valorem Financial

What to Consider if You Receive the Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments | By Valorem Financial

The first payment of the Child Tax Credit started hitting bank accounts on July 15 and will continue every month for the rest of 2021. 

The goal of the monthly distribution is to get money to Americans sooner and more spread out to help cover basic needs and make more of an impact for lower-income families. You are eligible to receive these monthly payments as long as you received the Child Tax Credit as part of your 2019 or 2020 tax filing and your child does not turn 18 this year.

However, there are income limits to consider. 

Teen Moms Celebrate An Important Milestone On Path To Self-Sufficiency | Hope House Colorado

Teen Moms Celebrate An Important Milestone On Path To Self-Sufficiency | Hope House Colorado

On Thursday, May 27th, Hope House Colorado celebrated the achievements of 13 teen moms as they received their high school or GED diplomas. Ten of the graduates completed their coursework through Penn Foster, which offers a self-paced online high school diploma program. On average, Hope House teen moms complete their education through Penn Foster in 15.4 weeks. Three of the graduates completed their GED, which teen moms at Hope House complete on average in 8.3 weeks, much faster than the national average of 6 months. Remarkably, two of the graduates completed their GED in just three weeks! Graduation took place at 6 p.m. at Trinity Church of Wheat Ridge, just a short drive south from Hope House.