Advantage Advisor
Monthly Newsletter
October / 2019
With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should watch for new versions of tax-related scams. One such scam involves fake property liens. It threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency.

Here are some details about the property lien scam that will help taxpayers recognize it:
In This Issue:

Taxpayer Property Lien Scam
Simple Money-Saving Hacks
Savings Account Importance
Stop Paycheck To Paycheck
Clients Speak Out
Company News & Events
Employee Spotlight
RECENT BLOG POSTS - 
Many of the most useful things that people can do to better their lives are simple ones that they had not realized or that were now seen in a new light. Several of these life hacks can help those struggling with money or who simply want to be better at saving money and enhancing their budget .... Read more!
A large number of consumers have a checking account and they usually have a debit card too, but there are still many people who do not have a savings account set up. For one reason or another, the majority of consumers who open a checking account usually do not open a savings account at the same time, but they really should. ...  Read more!
If you are living paycheck to paycheck, then you can rest assured that you’re not alone. You could find yourself in serious trouble if an unexpected expense came up. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to get ....  Read more!
CLIENTS SPEAK OUT - 
"From the initial meeting, to getting started, from the payment set-up, etc, everything was very smooth and easy to keep on track with payments. They did a great job handling all of our accounts and payments. Thanks! ~ Richard C.
"Everyone I dealt with were more than accommodating. You have the nicest people. Thank you so much! "  ~ Janis H.
"Advantage CCS was very easy to work with. Anytime I emailed or called with a question, they gave me accurate and helpful answers ! Thank you! "  ~ Linda T.
COMPANY NEWS & EVENTS -   
Advantage CCS and the Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center are attending the Be Utility Wise 2019 Event !

We'll be at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317 on Wednesday, October 2nd from 8:00am to 3:45pm.

2019 Panel Topics Include:

Utility Customer Assistance Programs LIHEAP Updates Children & Youth
Dollar Energy Program Water Assistance Conservation/Weatherization Tips
Legal Services Fair & Affordable Housing VA Services
Financial Empowerment Services Recovery Services Family Support Services!
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT - 
In our “Employee Spotlight” series, we ask our employees about the role they play in our agency and a little bit about their personal life. We want to give you the ability to hear right from them about what gets them excited to come to work each day and how they personally help all of our clients succeed.
 
Let's meet our  Financial Empowerment Center , Financial Counselor, Ikuma Ojok !
 
How long have you worked for the FEC? –  "It's been 9 months"
 
What are your primary job duties? –  "Financial Empowerment Center Counselor. We help empower clients to take control of their finances by addressing their financial challenges and finding opportunities to overcome them."
 
What was the most unusual and/or interesting job you've ever had? –  "I was a Community Living Specialist (Caregiver)."
 
Would you say you're messy or organized? –  "Organized."
 
What's your favorite food? –  "Anything that is spicy pickled."
 
What's your least favorite food? –  "Mac and Cheese."
 
Do you have any hobbies? –  "I enjoy traveling."
 
What is the one thing you couldn’t live without? –  "Spicy food!"
 
What is your favorite book and/or movie? –  "Coming to America."
 
What is your favorite color? –  "Black."
 
What is your favorite vacation spot? -  "Jamaica."