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ALERT: Chili’s Data Breach

May 17, 2018 | 2 minute read

The parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar, Brinker International, Inc., announced on May 11th that up to 1,600 Chili’s restaurants may have been affected by a data breach. Due to a malware attack...

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5 Smart Money Habits To Practice

May 14, 2018 | 2 minute read

 

Conquering your financial goals isn’t a simple task, but creating, and sticking to, smarter spending habits will help both your money go further and you get closer to financial freedom.

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Tips for Dealing with a Bad Credit Report

Apr 10, 2018 | 3 minute read

Your credit score is important. In addition to affecting your eligibility for loans and the interest rate you’ll pay, employers, utility companies, and rental companies often run credit checks to...

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Financial Literacy for Kids

Apr 6, 2018 | 2 minute read

No matter how enthusiastic you are, trying to formally teach finance to kids is a tall order that is likely to make their eyes glaze over. Hold their attention by keeping money lessons relevant,...

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Don’t Be Frozen Out — Know How and When to Thaw Your Credit

Mar 20, 2018 | 4 minute read

 

When the Equifax data breach was revealed last fall, you may have followed the advice of experts and frozen your credit. A freeze is the best way to keep your personal data from being used to...

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Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation

Mar 16, 2018 | 3 minute read

Elder abuse is the intentional or neglectful act by a trusted individual or caregiver that can lead to the harm of a vulnerable elder.[1] Financial exploitation of elders occurs when a trusted...

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This Money Habit Makes All the Difference

Mar 13, 2018 | 4 minute read

Planning ahead is hard when you’re broke. But planning ahead may be the best way to stop being broke and start building a solid financial future.

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How to Shop Safely Online

Mar 6, 2018 | 2 minute read

Shopping online has become easier than ever right from your computer or smartphone. But so has the increasing possibility of your private information ending up in the wrong hands. Protect your...

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What Are My Consumer Rights?

Mar 2, 2018 | 3 minute read

Consumer rights protect you when buying goods or services. As a consumer, you have the right to expect a fair transaction; when you buy goods, they must be of satisfactory quality, as described,...

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Rent-to-Own: Be Informed Before You Sign

Mar 1, 2018 | 4 minute read

Imagine a store where you can pay as you go with no credit and get brand-name furniture, appliances and electronics for as little as $19.99 a week. That’s the pitch for rent-to-own companies,...

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