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Brought to you by Achieva Credit Union, Achieva Life is a blog dedicated to bringing you unique, interesting and useful content. Achieva Life is more than just credit union news; it’s about lifestyle, community, and communication. Come to Achieva Life to connect with content that aims to help your financial and overall well-being.

Online Shopping Safety and Security Tips

Is Online Shopping Safe and Secure?

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Ecommerce is a big part of the economy. Via mobile apps and digital shopping carts, consumers make millions of purchases every single day. Because of the swiftness of the internet, retailers are continuously focusing on new methods to increase online shopping safety. They not only want to give a secure experience, but they also want to protect their consumer's privacy. How to stay safe when shopping online  The retailers of today have become the managers of sensitive data, such as credit card numbers and mailing addresses. It's a lot to balance for the sake of online transactions. As concerned as...
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Balance Transfer vs. Cash Advance: What's the Difference?

Balance Transfer vs. Cash Advance: What’s the Difference?

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Credit card options differ between companies; and, it goes without saying that some have more perks than others. Balance transfer vs. cash advance vs. introductory APRs. What's the difference between these factors, and how do they help me build my credit? Increasing your credit score From the moment you accept your first credit card to the time you become inactive, your credit score fluctuates. Actions that will help your score include: - keeping a low debt-to-income ratio - preventing automatic closures of your accounts - paying more than your minimum balance If you're deciding between a balance transfer vs. cash advance, both can...
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How VPNs Work to Make Your Internet Browsing Safer

How VPNs Work to Make Your Internet Browsing Safer

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2020 has brought a slew of ultra-repeatable buzz words, including the term virtual private network. The technology is not new; however, the demand has skyrocketed since the onslaught of COVID. More and more, people rely on the internet to fulfill their work, social, and entertainment needs. Since the average person spends over 10 hours a day using their devices, having a secure connection is crucial. Do you know how VPNs work? If not, continue reading to learn more.   Private internet access A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a security measure that safeguards data sent online. Understanding how VPNs work is the...
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