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DNA Testing and Your Privacy

August 2017 Have you considered DNA testing to determine your ancestry, health risks, or for other reasons? The direct-to-consumer DNA (or genetic) testing industry has been growing rapidly. There are many companies that provide test kits...

A Twist on Nigerian Scams

These days, anyone who has email has either received or heard about Nigerian scams. These scams typically request help to access a large amount of money. They promise you a big profit in exchange for...

When to Know You're in Trouble with Debt

Do you have debt? Can you tell when you have so much debt that you're in (real) trouble? We'll explain how to grade your debt in a minute, but first, count how many of these...

Skillfully Navigating Student Loans

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of student loans? I hope it's the word "debt." College can be an important component to your future plans, and student loans help to...

More Ransomware! Here's What You Need to Do

Ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent and they are targeting more and more computers. Ransomware prevents access to files on a computer usually by encrypting them. It then asks for a ransom which must be...

Scams That Are Easy to Fall For

July 2017 Scams are so common today that most of us think we’ve learned to identify and avoid them. Well that may be true with some of the more well-known scams, but more and more scams...

Paying More: The (Scary) Truth About Online Shopping

You would think shopping online is generally cheaper than shopping at brick and mortar stores, right? You're not paying for the onsite staff or the building utilities, such as lighting and heating. Is shopping online always...

Traveling Soon? Check Out These Tips

June 2017 Do you like to travel, or are you planning to travel soon? If so, take a look at this report which highlights some great tips that can help you plan your next adventure and...

Breaking News: World-Wide Computer Hack

A global cyber-attack called the "WannaCry Virus" has hit over 150 countries, including the U.S.

VantageScore Announces Upcoming Changes. What You Need to Know.

Haven't heard of VantageScore? It is a credit scoring model that was created in 2006 by the big three credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion, as an alternative to the better known FICO score from...

The Longest Vacation of Your Life

Do you want to do what you want, wherever and whenever you want, and money is not a problem? Would you like to go on the longest vacation of your life, and actually be able...

Concerned About Your Privacy Online? Try These Tips

May 2017 Everyday there seems to be another threat to your privacy online. Your privacy is threatened by advertisers and social media tracking you online, the collection of your browsing and search history by various sources,...

Identity Thieves May Have Stolen Tax Info through FAFSA Tool

A rite of going to college is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Anyone who has filled out the FAFSA knows how complicated it is. To help make it easier...

The Dangers of Randomly Clicking Links (and Using 'Free' Services)

Randomly clicking links on the internet can get you in big trouble! How? Ever heard of ransomware? Malware? Or of course the good old spyware and viruses?

How Do You Pay Your Bills?

April 2017 We all have bills to pay, and we all have our own method of paying them. Some people choose to write checks, some choose to pay online, and some choose a combination of both....

Tips for Spotting Fake News

Fake news. There's been a lot of discussion about it recently. While bogus stories and advertising cloaked as stories have been around for a long time, the Internet and now social media have helped to...

Consumer Guides

Mortgage Guide

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

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

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

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

Drew's News

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

 

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