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IRS Announces Increased Contribution Limits for 2019

Jan 23, 2019 | 4 minute read

The IRS has recently announced that you can contribute more to your retirement savings accounts in 2019.

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A Minimalistic Approach to the Holidays

Dec 10, 2018 | 3 minute read

The holiday season is widely recognized as a time for over-consuming, over-spending, and spoiling loved ones. All the latest tech gadgets and trends are hard to resist. Inevitably, you buy those...

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Phishing and How to Recognize It

Jun 25, 2018 | 3 minute read

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a cyber attack used to obtain personal or financial information, including login credentials and credit card numbers. It occurs when an attacker, disguised as a...

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Getting Started: Establishing a Financial Safety Net

Jun 25, 2018 | 3 minute read

In times of crisis, you don't want to be shaking pennies out of a piggy bank. Having a financial safety net in place can ensure that you're protected when a financial emergency arises. One way to...

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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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