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Why Do Scams Continue to Work?

February 2016 Scams have been around for generations. Scammers are all around us, using various different methods, with the same goal – to steal other people’s money. Scams are continually evolving, as scammers continuously come up...

Filing Taxes Online for Free-What You Need to Know

A new year brings all sorts of ads saying the advertised service will enable you to file your income taxes online for free. Before you head to a particular site, remember these two things: All taxpayers...

FoolProof Top 10 Scams: Beware of the Red-Lipped Batfish Trick!

You're pretty "foolproof," right? You don't fall for those obvious scams that make you look and feel like a fool, do you? When you look at FoolProof's "Top 10" list of scams, some of them seem...

New Steps Announced to Combat Tax-Related Identity Theft & Fraud

Even though tax fraud has been around for years, it's becoming a bigger problem. Identity thieves are becoming more sophisticated and can use stolen personal and financial information to claim tax refunds. For example, if...

Make the Most of Your Financial Resolutions for 2016

January 2016 What are your financial resolutions for 2016? A recent survey from Fidelity, found that most people want to save more, spend less, and pay down debt. These are great financial goals, but making them...

What You Need to Know About Recent Social Security Changes

In late October as part of the budget bill, three social security options for claiming benefits were eliminated. These options are file and suspend, restricted applications, and retroactive lump sum payments. The elimination of these...

Are You Kidding? You're Not Thinking About Retirement Yet?

What's your vision of retirement? Freedom to do what you want? Travel? Fishing? "Retirement" is about having the freedom to control your own life when you get older. It's a time in your life when you...

6 Tips to Remain Focused and Avoid the Holiday Hangover

The most won"debt"full season is officially here! Major department stores are adorned with red, white, and green holiday decorations, lights are twinkling, artificial snow blankets display floors, and the comforting sound of our favorite carols...

Seven Tips for Getting Better Customer Service

December 2015 Dealing with customer service for products and services is a fact of life. A recent Consumer Reports survey found that 88% of survey participants had dealt with customer service at least once during the...

Do Fitness Apps and Devices Protect Your Health Information?

Do you have a wearable health or fitness tracker? Do you use health or fitness apps? Are you giving someone a fitness tracker or other gadget this holiday season? If you answered yes to any...

Young People and Taxes!

Regardless of what job or career you may have during your life and what country you may live in—the U.S. or abroad—you're going to be paying taxes. In most situations, you may already be paying...

Don't Get Caught by These Phone Scams!

We lead busy lives. In the hustle and bustle of each day, we use our phones to keep in touch with family and friends, make appointments, gather information, and much more. Scammers hope to take...

November's Time to Consider Health Plan Re-Enrollments & Savings for 2016

November 2015 Each year, November marks the midpoint to enroll, re-enroll, or make changes to your health-care plans for the coming year. These plans include health insurance provided by your employer, health insurance you buy individually...

How To Arm Yourself Against Scams

One of the things I hate most in the world is losing money. Wait, you know what I hate even worse? Losing money because of a bad decision or negative influence.

Received a Chip Card? Here's What You Should Know

Have you received a new credit or debit card recently? Did you notice a metallic chip on the front? These chip cards are replacing cards with only magnetic strips. These cards will help reduce fraud...

Choosing a Major? Questions to Consider

Throughout life we face choices. But generally, the stakes are higher for the choices you make during and after college. After choosing what college to attend or planning how you'll pay for it, selecting your...

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Mortgage Guide

A home is the biggest investment most people make. The StraightTalk Mortgage  Guide will help you understand the process of financing your  home. Whether or not you consider a mortgage with us, read this guide!

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RV Guide

A home on wheels! Who needs hotels? Who needs restaurants?  The StraightTalk RV Guide helps you find the right RV at the right price.

 

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Home Buying Guide

Home Buying Guide

Home ownership is a huge financial step.  The StraightTalk Home Buying Guide can help you plan for the total process whether you are a first time home buyer or a veteran.

 

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Boat Guide

If you’ve ever gunned the engine of any watercraft, whether it’s a ten-foot dingy or a thirty-foot cruiser, you know how exhilarating boating can be.  This guide will show you how to purchase one!

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Privacy Rights

Privacy Rights

Every worry about identity theft?  Worry about the dangers of the web? Mind if I read your private emails or browse  through your medical records? This section takes you into the scary  world of privacy and identity theft.

 

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Fifty Plus Guide

Fifty Plus Guide

This guide is filled with resources for adults as they pass fifty and look forward to enjoying their "empty nest" and retirement years.

 

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Remar's Report

Remar's Report

Remar Sutton has been a leading consumer advocate in America for over twenty-five years, and is your independent consumer spokesperson.

 

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Gen Y with Will

Will deHoo has been a leading consumer advocate for young people in America since 2003 and is the person responsible for the excellent “FoolProof” financial education program.

 

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Drew's News

Twice a month, Drew Guthrie will bring breaking news directly to you on this StraightTalk website.

 

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