How to Work from Home

The coronavirus pandemic has taken the world as we know it and turned it upside down. Hospitals are scrambling to meet the needs of their patients as the federal and local governments are issuing stricter guidelines to help stop the spread of the virus.

Shopping malls that were filled with crowds just a week ago now stand vacant. Universities and schools have emptied out and students are continuing their education online to diminish the spread of the virus. Small businesses have shuttered their doors as they choose their health and the health and safety of their customers over profit.

As part of this upheaval, millions of Americans have been sent home from work with laptops in hand and instructions to remotely tend to their usual workload. Unfortunately, this can prove to be a lot harder than it sounds. If you find yourself struggling to complete your workload from home during the outbreak, we can help!

Here are some tips on how to stay focused, on-task and productive as you work from home.

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IMCU Valentine’s Candy Poem by Elizabeth Wade

Valentine’s Day has come around
And I find myself stuck without a crown.
I’m still searching for my perfect half
A Jolly Rancher; the Kit to my Kat
I’ll even take a Nerd or maybe a Smartie Pants.

My guy needs a little Crunch to his life
Hopefully not a Milk Dud full of Strife.
My name’s not Mary Jane; I’m not waiting for any letter
I just want someone who won’t Krackle under pressure
I know I’m sometimes a Butterfinger
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National Credit Education Month

Why it pays to check your credit report

When was the last time you checked your credit report? Because access to credit is such an important aspect of everyday life, money-management experts recommend that everyone should check their reports at least annually.

In simple terms, a credit report is a summary of the credit accounts you have and how you’ve used them. When you have a loan or a credit card, the lender tracks how you make payments, and then shares that information with what’s known as a credit reporting agency. The credit reporting agency keeps that information up-to-date, and when you apply for a new credit card or loan, the lender will review your credit information to see if you make payments like you’re supposed to and use credit wisely. The information in your credit report is also used to create your credit score. Continue reading