What to do about the online security threats

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Online Security, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter | Comments Off on What to do about the online security threats

What to do about the online security threats

Over the past several months, much has been written about the advanced, persistent threats to computer security. It seems as though each brings news of security breaches where passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information are possibly exposed to bad guys. Peoples Bank is constantly monitoring its defenses to protect your sensitive data. The bank’s network and computers are always being tested and strengthened to avoid a data breach. And, we think about ways to help you protect yourself. The Bank’s “defense in...

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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Investing, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter | Comments Off on Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

If you’re covered by Medicare, here’s some welcome news—Medicare drug coverage can help you handle the rising cost of prescriptions. If you’re covered by original Medicare, you can sign up for a drug plan offered in your area by a private company or insurer that has been approved by Medicare. Many Medicare Advantage plans will also offer prescription drug coverage in addition to the comprehensive health coverage they already offer. Although prescription drug plans vary, all provide a standard amount of coverage set by Medicare. Every plan...

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Help Children Stay Safe Online

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Online Security, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter | Comments Off on Help Children Stay Safe Online

Help Children Stay Safe Online

Perhaps the biggest internet threat isn’t your identity, it’s the threat to your children and grandchildren. Guardians of children are better off being proactive and preparing their defenses against online threats. Bullies aren’t just in the school yard, they are also online. Predators are a constant threat, and now mobile devices can give them an extra “in” to vulnerable children. Knowing that, and knowing what form that threat can take is important information for responsible adults to have. It’s also important to know what parental...

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Myths and Facts About Social Security

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Investing, Peoples Progress e-Newsletter | Comments Off on Myths and Facts About Social Security

Myths and Facts About Social Security

Myth: Social Security will provide most of the income you need in retirement. Fact: It’s likely that Social Security will provide a smaller portion of retirement income than you expect. There’s no doubt about it—Social Security is an important source of retirement income for most Americans. According to the Social Security Administration, more than nine out of ten individuals age 65 and older receive Social Security benefits. But it may be unwise to rely too heavily on Social Security, because to keep the system solvent, some...

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