Looking for Alternative Gifts This Holiday Season?

What do you think of as alternative gifts? A family trip? Tickets to a special event? Have you considered helping others. Here are a few suggestions for doing just that.

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Save Money on Your Holiday Travels

October 2017

If you’re planning to travel this holiday season, think twice about delaying the planning process. If you start making reservations and other plans early, you can save yourself money and time. Keep reading for tips on how to save money on airfare, lodging, and driving.

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21st Century Skills? Sneak Peek Into 10 Future Jobs!

Critical thinking. Communication. Collaboration. Creativity. Four words that summarize the skills that can really help you prosper in the 21st century!

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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.

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Massive Equifax Data Breach. What You Need to Know.

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the big 3 consumer credit reporting agencies, announced that sensitive information for 143 million American consumers including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver's license numbers were stolen by hackers.

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Using Facebook Marketplace or Another Local Service? Then Read This

Local online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace can be a handy tool. They can be used to find bargains on various items or to make some money on items you no longer need. But how do you make sure that you aren't being conned? These tips can help.

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Effortless New Ways to Buy and Finance a Vehicle

Watch Out, though, effortless does not guarantee cheaper or better.

September 2017

If you’re like a lot of people, a visit to your local car dealership isn’t much fun and can be extremely overwhelming.

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Avoiding Disaster Related Scams

Disasters such as that caused by Hurricane Harvey bring out the scammers. Fake charities, repair scams, and rental scams are just a few of the types of scams that increase during these times. Here are some tips and resources to help you avoid being taken.

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Don't Become a Victim of Debit Card Fraud

If you are one of the many people who use their debit card regularly for purchases, you may want to reconsider. Debit card fraud has been rising steadily over the last few years. More sophisticated technology has helped make skimmers harder to detect at gas pumps, ATMs, and other payment terminals. Fraudulent "card-not-present" transactions, such as online or over the phone, are also fueling the increase.

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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 that allow an individual to submit a sample of saliva or blood and receive a report several weeks later. Here are some important things you need to know before you opt for testing.

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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 your help. The catch is that you will need to fork out your own money to cover various fees or "taxes" and provide access to your bank account. The result: lost money and possibly identity theft.

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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 apply to you:

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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 make college happen for a lot of people.

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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 paid using bitcoins or other digital currency. Paying the ransom doesn't guarantee that you'll regain access to your file.

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