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๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒโš CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒโš The month of October is filled with important awareness campaigns. One of the ones t...
10/07/2021

๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒโš CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒโš 

The month of October is filled with important awareness campaigns. One of the ones that often goes overlooked but is of great importance is that of cyber security awareness. Since the #pandemic has taken place, there has been an alarming uptick within #fraud and #identitytheft with the military #consumer being the number 1 target of hackers. Check out some of these tips in order to protect your identity and #digital footprint.

๐Ÿ”โŒจ Multiple Profiles-Use different names and passwords for platforms such as social networking sites, finance sites, shopping sites, and work.

๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ–ฅ Only Visit Secure Sites-Sites that are secure will have a https:// website address.

โ›“๐Ÿ”— Strong Passwords-Create strong passwords by using passphrases for passwords and different characters for letters.

๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿ”’ Proactive Security-If you hear of site breach, immediately change your password.

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปโš™ Secure Your Devices-Install and maintain an anti-virus program on your devices-including your mobile phone.

๐Ÿค”๐Ÿšจ Be Suspicious-Immediately delete suspicious emails and do not click on ANY links you cannot confirm are real.

๐ŸŽฃโœ… Beware of Phishing-Phishing uses email and other communication mechanisms to trick people into divulging personally identifiable information.

๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ Monitor Your Accounts-Monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity and immediately report it.

๐Ÿ“ถ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ-Stay off of Public Wifi-Do your best to avoid connecting your devices unless absolutely necessary.

For more information about best cyber security practices, be sure to visit your installation resource center and speak with a financial counselor as our #service provided is completely free of charge.

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans #finance | Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve Cyber Protection Brigade | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County | Armed Forces Bank (Fort Drum, NY) | AmeriCU Credit Union (Fort Drum, NY) | 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division | Fort Drum Family Resource Center | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Mobilization and Deployment | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP | Army Emergency Relief | U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence

๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒโš CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒโš 

The month of October is filled with important awareness campaigns. One of the ones that often goes overlooked but is of great importance is that of cyber security awareness. Since the #pandemic has taken place, there has been an alarming uptick within #fraud and #identitytheft with the military #consumer being the number 1 target of hackers. Check out some of these tips in order to protect your identity and #digital footprint.

๐Ÿ”โŒจ Multiple Profiles-Use different names and passwords for platforms such as social networking sites, finance sites, shopping sites, and work.

๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ–ฅ Only Visit Secure Sites-Sites that are secure will have a https:// website address.

โ›“๐Ÿ”— Strong Passwords-Create strong passwords by using passphrases for passwords and different characters for letters.

๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿ”’ Proactive Security-If you hear of site breach, immediately change your password.

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปโš™ Secure Your Devices-Install and maintain an anti-virus program on your devices-including your mobile phone.

๐Ÿค”๐Ÿšจ Be Suspicious-Immediately delete suspicious emails and do not click on ANY links you cannot confirm are real.

๐ŸŽฃโœ… Beware of Phishing-Phishing uses email and other communication mechanisms to trick people into divulging personally identifiable information.

๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ Monitor Your Accounts-Monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity and immediately report it.

๐Ÿ“ถ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ-Stay off of Public Wifi-Do your best to avoid connecting your devices unless absolutely necessary.

For more information about best cyber security practices, be sure to visit your installation resource center and speak with a financial counselor as our #service provided is completely free of charge.

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans #finance | Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve Cyber Protection Brigade | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County | Armed Forces Bank (Fort Drum, NY) | AmeriCU Credit Union (Fort Drum, NY) | 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division | Fort Drum Family Resource Center | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Mobilization and Deployment | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP | Army Emergency Relief | U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”MOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿ”โ›ฐWelcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue incl...
09/30/2021

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”MOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿ”โ›ฐ
Welcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue includes:

๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿ’ฒ Army Emergency Relief (AER) Remains At the Ready in the Event of a Payless Payday

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ตLatin Money Experts Are Carving Their Own Space in the FIRE Movement

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ธ Latina Finance Influencers

๐Ÿˆโšฝ Financing Your Childโ€™s Fall Sports and Activities

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ“‰ Used Car Prices Up, Production Down

๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“š Financial Literacy Resources En Espaรฑol

๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ“Š Upcoming Financial Readiness Classes

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans U.S. Army | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division | Fort Drum Family Resource Center | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP | Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | USO Fort Drum | AmeriCU Credit Union (Fort Drum, NY) | Armed Forces Bank (Fort Drum, NY)

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”MOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿ”โ›ฐWelcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue incl...
09/16/2021

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”MOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿ”โ›ฐ
Welcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue includes:

๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ“‰ Financial Hardship is a Top Risk Factor for Su***de Attempts

๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿ’– Make September Your Financial Self-Care Month

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ฒ Student Loan Pause Extended Until January 2022

๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒAdding an Authenticator App to your myPay (Defense Finance and Accounting Service - DFAS) Two-factor Authentication Settings

๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ†˜ Army Emergency Relief (AER) Offers Assistance for Spouse Relicensing and Recertification Fees After a PCS

โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“• Fort Drum Su***de Prevention Program Contact Information

๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿค‘ Upcoming Financial Readiness Classes

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County | 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division | Fort Drum Family Resource Center | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP | Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | USO Fort Drum | AmeriCU Credit Union (Fort Drum, NY) | Armed Forces Bank (Fort Drum, NY)

Where were you?#NeverForget
09/11/2021

Where were you?

#NeverForget

Where were you?

#NeverForget

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”MOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿ”โ›ฐWelcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue incl...
08/30/2021

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”MOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿ”โ›ฐ

Welcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue includes:

๐ŸŽ–๐Ÿ’ฐ Military Retirement

๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฑ Two-Factor Authentication is Now Available on Your myPay App

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ฒ Millennials: Retirement Savings Challenges

Army Emergency Relief Continues to Serve Retirees and Make a Difference in the #Army Community

๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“ˆ Upcoming Cryptocurrency Training Available

๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿฆ Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) High in Investor Satisfaction

๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ Upcoming Financial Readiness Classes

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County | 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division | Fort Drum Family Resource Center | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP | Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | USO Fort Drum | AmeriCU Credit Union (Fort Drum, NY) | Armed Forces Bank (Fort Drum, NY)

Being a #financial champion is not a catch phrase or trendy buzzword, it is way of life! This coupled with managing expe...
08/26/2021

Being a #financial champion is not a catch phrase or trendy buzzword, it is way of life! This coupled with managing expectations and stress. Today in a collaborative effort with the Fort Drum Employee Assistance Program, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator Christine Robinson and our own Financial Readiness Program Educator, Derrick L. Lewis provided #educational insight to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion HHBN 10th MTN Division team and spoke about the foundations of stress management through employing resiliency and the importance of financial goal setting!

Many thanks for the hospitality as our team at the Fort Drum Family Resource Center and Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division looks forward to servicing the needs of the #servicemembers and their #families.

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County | 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP | Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | USO Fort Drum | AmeriCU Credit Union (Fort Drum, NY) | Armed Forces Bank (Fort Drum, NY)

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”MOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿ”โ›ฐWelcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue incl...
08/24/2021

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”MOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿ”โ›ฐ

Welcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue includes:

๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ก Back-to-School Tips for Military Families

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฝ School Breakfast and Lunch Programs

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ School Liaison Officer (SLO) Provides Back to School Advice

๐Ÿ“ˆ๐ŸŽ– Army Emergency Relief (AER) Demonstrates Its Ability to Meet the Changing Needs of Today's #Army

๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ“š Back to School on a Budget

๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฑ Defense Finance and Accounting Service - DFAS (myPay Two Factor Authentication Now Required for Account Access

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“ Financial Literacy Classes Offered in Seat and Online

๐Ÿ“„๐Ÿ– Kid's Coloring Page

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County| 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division | Fort Drum Family Resource Center | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP | Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | USO Fort Drum | AmeriCU Credit Union (Fort Drum, NY) | Armed Forces Bank (Fort Drum, NY)

08/05/2021

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’ฅBAD BOW TIE: FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT๐Ÿ’ฐ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’ฅ

Welcome to another episode of Bad Bow Tie! Bringing you #financial #education insights and literacy from the industry's professionals! This week's topic of discussion focuses #fraud and #identitytheft coupled with the importance of protecting your #digital footprint in a question and answer session with AmeriCU Credit Union's (Fort Drum, NY) Financial Center Manager Tina Lanier.

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County | 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division | Fort Drum Family Resource Center | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP | Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | USO Fort Drum | Army Emergency Relief

๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ“ˆBECOME A FINANCIAL CHAMPION๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ“ˆ We all have different goals towards the work of #financial success; however by followi...
08/05/2021

๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ“ˆBECOME A FINANCIAL CHAMPION๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ“ˆ

We all have different goals towards the work of #financial success; however by following these sure fire tips will definitely help you towards the accomplishment of your goals.

๐Ÿ’ณPay Off Your Credit Card Balances Each Month (or donโ€™t have cards at all)

๐Ÿšจ Have an Emergency Fund

๐Ÿ’ฒ Minimize Your Expenses

๐Ÿ” Stop Eating Out All the Time

๐Ÿ“ŠSave, Save, Save

๐Ÿ’ธ Pay Cash Whenever Possible

Fort more information about best financial practices, be sure to visit your installation resource center and speak with a financial counselor as our #service provided is completely free of charge.

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans #finance Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County | Armed Forces Bank (Fort Drum, NY) | AmeriCU Credit Union (Fort Drum, NY) | 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division | Fort Drum Family Resource Center | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Mobilization and Deployment | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP | Army Emergency Relief

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”๐ŸžMOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿž๐Ÿ”โ›ฐWelcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue in...
08/04/2021

โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”๐ŸžMOUNTAIN MONEY MATTERS๐Ÿž๐Ÿ”โ›ฐ

Welcome to another edition of Mountain Money Matters!! Topics of discussion in this issue includes:

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ Child Tax Credit Scams Expected to Target American Families

๐Ÿซโœ๐Ÿ’ฒPreparing for Back to School on a Budget

๐ŸคMeet Kela Whitten: Financial Readiness Program (FRP) Educator

๐Ÿ‘AER Director Shares Soldier Care Philosophy

๐Ÿ›ถโ˜€๐Ÿ˜ŽBudget-Friendly Ideas for End-of-Summer Fun

๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’AER Spouse Empowerment Series: Tips, Tricks and Resources for a Successful School Year

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ“…Upcoming Financial Readiness Training

๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿง’Prevent Overpayment of Advance Child Tax Credit

#military #militaryspouses #militarydependents #retirees #veterans #finance #BacktoSchool #backtoschool2021 #schoolsupplies Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve | National Guard | Soldier For Life | Military.com | Association of Military Banks of America - AMBA | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County | Armed Forces Bank (Fort Drum, NY) | AmeriCU Credit Union (Fort Drum, NY) | 10th Mountain Division | U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division | Fort Drum Soldier & Family Readiness Division | Fort Drum Family Resource Center | Fort Drum Relocation Readiness Program | Fort Drum Employment Readiness Program | Fort Drum Army Volunteer Corps | Fort Drum Mobilization and Deployment | Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief | Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program | Fort Drum Exchange | Fort Drum Exceptional Family Member Program | Fort Drum Army Substance Abuse Program - ASAP

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