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January 28, 2016

Just in the last two years, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA, received reports of almost 736,000 scam contacts. Of those contacted, nearly 4,550 were victims who collectively loss over $23 million!

With tax season approaching, there has been an increase in calls from IRS scammers They claim to be IRS officials and demand that you the pay a bogus tax bill. They threaten arrest, deportation or will try to intimidate and bully a victim into paying money, or giving them personal information like social security numbers. They con victims into sending cash, usually through a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. They may also leave “urgent” cal...

January 21, 2016

What a great turnout!  There were at least 62 present at Handshakes & Hashbrowns, a breakfast networking event by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.  Our main lobby was filled with local businesspeople wanting to make new connections within our community.  We had a good time meeting new people and were honored to be the first host for 2016. See any familiar faces?

January 13, 2016

Today, many parents and grandparents are opening passbook savings accounts for their children. They see a passbook savings account as a useful teaching tool to help kids learn how to save. One reason is that a passbook is “hands-on”…it is an actual small booklet that keeps a running record all the savings transactions. 

Unlike online accounts, kids can actually hold a passbook in their hands and have tangible proof of how their is money growing every time they make a deposit. What’s more, having to make a purposeful effort to save (by coming in with the passbook to make the deposits) helps kids develop lifelong savings habits. 

CBL offers families a special passbook just for this pur...

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