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Your Computer Is Infested with Viruses? Not So Fast.

Posted by Sherlogix Holmes on 10/11/2018

Have you ever had a mechanic knock on your door to tell you that he was driving by, saw that your car wasn’t running correctly, and decided to come by and fix it? He helpfully takes apart your engine at your request, but then stops working and demands money to finish. You pay what he requested, he works a little more, but tells you more is broken than he thought and that he needs more money. This cycle continues until you stop giving him money, at which point you’re left with a disassembled car in your driveway and a lot less cash in your wallet than you started the day with.

What mechanic could know your car's repair needs simply from driving by? Moreover, why would the "repairs" happen in your driveway?  If this situation sounds nonsensical, that's because it is. But, that’s basically the same idea as a common fraud technique: The PC cleaning scam.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

Pink Ribbon Pins for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Kayleen Kavanagh on 10/1/2018

Nearly everyone has a familiar face come to mind after hearing the word cancer.  Your mother, sister, grandfather, best friend, co-worker…the list goes on.  A cancer diagnosis can often be the beginning of a long, costly, and painful journey for those affected.  More than 5 years ago, we partnered with SCV’s Circle of Hope, Inc., a non-profit charity, through our Logix Community Stars foundation.  Circle of Hope provides financial assistance to cancer patients in need and offers emotional support, while educating cancer patients and their families.  Given their values and contribution to our branch communities, it made sense for us to support their efforts.

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Topics: Community Stars

Freezing Your Credit - Now Free!

Posted by Kayleen Kavanagh on 9/25/2018

As of September 21, 2018, freezing and unfreezing your credit is now free.  Under a new federal law, you will no longer need to pay a fee for freeze requests, and fraud alerts on credit reports are now valid for a year, extended from the prior timeline of 90 days.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

How to Boost Curb Appeal to Raise Your Home's Value

Posted by Admin on 9/21/2018

If you're like most people, your home is the biggest investment you'll ever make. You may not think of it that way, of course, but if you take care of it, you could come out way ahead when you finally sell.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

5 Ways to Go Zero Waste Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Admin on 9/14/2018

Want to live a greener life but think it's too expensive to buy all the gadgets that make it possible? Here are five ways to cut your carbon footprint in your home without spending a fortune, including rechargeable solutions, composting ideas and paper reduction.

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Topics: Saving

Logix "Blanketeers" & Giving Back to SCV Project Linus

Posted by Kayleen Kavanagh on 9/4/2018

Earlier this year, we shared that October 8th will be our inaugural Community Day.  Logix staff will be supporting SCV Project Linus by making 200 blankets that will comfort children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need.  The SCV Project Linus chapter was formed in 2013.  Many of their “blanketeers” are students from local high schools, who donate completed blankets to several nonprofits throughout the area, including Henry Mayo, located in Santa Clarita.  We're grateful for the opportunity to help.

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Topics: Community Stars

Annual Holiday in July Toy Drive

Posted by Alethia C. on 8/28/2018

Our "Dive Into Giving: Under the Sea Toy Drive" made a real splash among Logix team members, who donated an assortment of delightful gifts for children at Penny Lane Centers.  We hold a toy drive for them annually and are continually blown away by the support shown.  This event started in late July and wrapped up in August. (See what we did there?)  

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Topics: Community Stars

Why is Financial Planning Important?

Posted by Admin on 8/23/2018

A comprehensive financial plan serves as a framework for organizing the pieces of your financial picture. With a financial plan in place, you'll be better able to focus on your goals and understand what it will take to reach them.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck at Even the Fanciest Restaurant

Posted by Admin on 8/10/2018


If you're like most people, saving money can get hard when your heart's desire for a little fun bumps up against your brain's strict budgetary rules. Life is all about finding a balance between the two -- all while making sure your account balance stays in the black.

The good news is that there are ways to save even while enjoying yourself. You don't have to skip that big-deal anniversary dinner or avoid a hip new restaurant that's creating so much buzz. Try these tips to save money while eating out.

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Topics: Saving

3 Ways to Save by Choosing a Bed & Breakfast for Your Next Vacation

Posted by Admin on 7/31/2018

When you're planning your next vacation, consider making reservations at a charming bed & breakfast. This type of lodging can be more personable than a hotel, and the amenities can save you money. Find savings in these three perks:

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Topics: Travel

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