18 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Since the 1970s, the month of February has been designated as the time to celebrate and commemorate Black history. Schools, television networks, and private organizations use this month to increase awareness and to educate people about the rich history of Black Americans.

There are so many ways to celebrate. Here are 18 ideas to help get you started:

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Beware of Romance Scams

With COVID-19 forcing more singles to meet and date online, America’s most expensive scam is on the rise. Romance scams are all over the internet and can be difficult to spot. While the data for 2020 is not yet available, according to the FTC, Americans lost a collective $201 million to romance scams in 2019.

Don’t be the next victim of a romance scam! Here’s all you need to know.

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SCU members’ debit card use leads to nearly $85,000 donated to foundation

What if every time you swiped your debit card, a portion of your purchase was used to make your community a better place? That’s the concept behind Scott Credit Union’s Epic and Blues checking accounts. Thanks to members of SCU, nearly $85,000 was recently donated to the Scott Credit Union Foundation, which supports local education and non-profit organizations. The money was donated at no cost to members every time they used their debit card in 2020.

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Love is in the air, and the money is flowing like heart emojis. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends $221.34 on Valentine’s Day each year. That’s a lot of money to spend on a one-day celebration!

Lucky for you, there are ways to enjoy a romantic evening with your partner without going into debt. Here’s how.

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Beware the Pending Package Scam

Everyone loves a surprise package, and scammers are taking the excitement out of that experience by using bogus packages as a cover for a nefarious scam that tricks victims into sharing their personal information — and their money.

Here’s all you need to know about the pending package text scam:

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