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‘When Can I Shred This Check?’ and Other Online Banking FAQ

As the COVID-19 pandemic leads banking customers to lean into online technology to manage their money, those trying online banking for the first time may find themselves with questions about how to handle things previously done in person or with paper documents.

If you’re stuck on how to handle some of the practical aspects of online banking, here are answers to common questions.

Should I save monthly statements?

Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, recommends keeping bank statements for tax purposes to confirm your income or deductible expenses. If you do end up using your statements for your taxes, you may want to hang onto your statements for up to seven years in case the IRS decides to audit you. Even if your bank keeps digital records of your statements, you may want to print or download your statements just in case.

When should I shred the paper

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Where to Buy Cool, Affordable Artwork Online

You may have the best furniture, decor, and lighting around, but no room is truly complete without cool artwork. The good news? There’s plenty of unique artwork to be found if you know where to look. We’ve rounded up 17 of the best places to buy art online; across these sites you’ll find a wide range of art styles at every price point. Plus, you can buy from the comfort of your own home. Art has never been so accessible. Whether you want to buy graphic paintings, discover an up-and-comer, or invest in blue-chip pieces, the art you want is just a click away. 

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For those who like to swap out their art on a regular basis, Society6’s assorted collection of whimsical, affordable prints is a great bet. Everything from cheeky sayings to watercolor

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How to track a FedEx order online or contact FedEx for delivery issues

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You can track your FedEx package for free on the company’s homepage or with a Delivery Manager membership.

For mail and packages delivered through FedEx, the private alternative to public mailer USPS allows you to track your shipment directly on their website. 

On the tracking page, you can view your shipment’s travel history, general shipment facts like package dimensions and weight, and file a claim if your package is damaged, lost, or missing contents. 

FedEx offers a couple of options for tracking your mail. You can go directly to the FedEx homepage and click on the Tracking tab. If you’re a FedEx Delivery Manager member, you can receive alerts and make additional changes. 

The membership’s free tier includes basic features like delivery alerts, holding a package for pickup, signing for packages online, providing delivery instructions, and requesting a vacation hold. If you want to sign up for FedEx

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Bed Bath & Beyond Expands Google Cloud Deal on Online Demand

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. BBBY has expanded its collaboration with Google Cloud, given the ongoing digital boom. In this regard, the company has signed a five-year deal with Google Cloud to keep up with its rival retailers, given the current scenario when consumers are largely shifting to digital purchases. The company’s initial partnership with Google Cloud dates back to 2017, which is likely to meet the increased demand during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday season sale. This move is guided by the sudden surge in demand for online products and wide adoption of Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store (BOPIS) and Curbside Pickup services by customers, thanks to the pandemic.

Notably, Bed Bath & Beyond has been witnessing solid digital sales growth since the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, digital sales rose roughly 82% with robust growth witnessed throughout the quarter. Further, digital sales surged

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Apple’s (AAPL) India Online Store Launch to Add Festive Cheer

Apple AAPL is set to launch its first online store for India on Sep 23. The store will sell the company’s complete range of products that include the iPhone line-up, the Mac computing device line-up, the iPad series, Apple AirPods family, HomePod smart speaker and more.

The online store launch is coming right before the festive season of Diwali in India when the demand for electronics sharply increases. This is likely to help Apple tap consumers who have been holding back on non-essential purchases amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Available on Apple.com/in, the online store will be Apple’s first direct retail presence in the country. So far, Apple had been relying on authorized distributors and retailers in India for offline sales as well as on online shopping platforms such as Amazon.in and Flipkart.

According to Apple, all orders will ship with contactless delivery fulfilled by BlueDart within 24 to 72 hours

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LVMH Prize Winner Thebe Magugu Launches Online Store

PARIS — Winning the LVMH Prize for Young Designers last year should have propelled Thebe Magugu on a fast-track to expansion. Instead, the designer has found himself navigating choppy waters as the coronavirus pandemic has upended relationships between retailers and labels.

The silver lining? The drop in wholesale orders has prompted the South African brand to speed up the launch of its e-commerce site, which goes live today alongside Magugu’s fall 2020 campaign shot by Travys Owen.

Designed by London-based branding consultancy Commission Studio, which created the visual identity for Rihanna’s Fenty label and built by digital agency Official Business, ThebeMagugu.com is inspired by the front-end look of .edu web sites, reflecting Magugu’s tradition of naming his collections after university courses.

“I wanted to make an open invitation into my universe — making it more tangible and accessible,” he said.

In the Collections menu, the spines of books bear the

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Apple is launching its online store in India on September 23

Apple today announced that it’s launching its online store in India on Septemeber 23. The store will sell iPhone, iPad, and Macs in the country.

Apart from selling its products, the company will also provide support for its devices on call on the chat. The store will enable customers to trade-in their older iPhone and get an additional discount towards the new purchase.

Apple is also bringing its AppleCare+ device insurance program, which provides two years of technical support and accidental damage cover, to India. People will be able to chat will support executives in Hindi and English.

Customers in the country will be able to make payments through credit cards, debit cards, UPI (Unified Payments Interface), and card on delivery as well.

CEO Tim Cook tweeted about the store launch after promising to launch it earlier this year.

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The Best Way to Save Money While Shopping Online, According to Experts

Whether you’re worried about your job security or trying to pay down debt, there are plenty of good reasons to put away a little extra cash these days. It’s not just maxing out your IRA or brown bagging your lunch that can help you keep more money in the bank, though. If you want to save money on the things you’re buying online on a regular basis, from groceries to clothes to housewares, there’s one simple trick for doing so that experts swear by: using a browser extension.

“You’re already shopping these retailers, so why not earn a little extra cash back on your purchase?” asks consumer analyst Julie Ramhold with DealNews.com, who recommends browser extension Rakuten for major savings. While Ramhold cautions that not every product category is included in deals on these extensions, in many cases, you can get a ton of cash back.

“For instance, Old Navy

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Post online misstates Sturgis Rally’s coronavirus cases

The claim: A post online attributes 88 positive tests to Sturgis Rally, 0.02% infection rate of attendees

Motorcyclists from around the country converged on Sturgis, South Dakota, for the town’s annual motorcycle rally in August — most unmasked and ignoring social distancing guidelines. Some on social media are claiming the event had little effect on the spread of COVID-19.

“Mass testing of Sturgis workers, residents result in no more positive results % than the rest of the state average,” a screenshot of a post reads. “Actually on the low end of the scale. All positive cases were asymptomatic.”

The post goes on to say the South Dakota Department of Health is allegedly attributing 88 positive tests to the rally, and that with 450,000 rally attendees, that’s a 0.02% infection rate.

The screenshot has been shared by Facebook group Bikers for Trump and multiple individuals. That group did not respond to

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The Best Face Masks to Buy Online

The fashion world is stepping up in a time of need: Countless companies are now making, selling and donating non-medical grade face masks for daily protection from COVID-19.

Demand for the best face mask options has soared in recent months, in part because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. PPE masks are usually made from breathable a fabric like cotton and differ from a surgical mask and N95 respirators that experts say should be reserved for health care workers who are caring for the sick.

In times of crisis, it’s heartwarming to see companies we love and support giving back using the tools and skills they know best. Nordstrom, the largest employer of tailors in the country, has trained its alterations teams to make face masks to distribute to health care

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