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 are becoming less obvious and better disguised, making them easier to fall for. Every day, smart, savvy people get trapped by the following scams. Take a look at these scams and how they work so you can find out how to protect yourself from them.

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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 a good deal? Not all of the time...

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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 save money.

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Breaking News: World-Wide Computer Hack

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

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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 Fair Isaac Corporation.

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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 to afford it?

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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, the collection of your data by Internet service providers (including your wireless provider) and many other methods that collect our personal information.

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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 to fill out the form, the U.S. Department of Education created a Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) which could be used to retrieve the required tax information directly from the IRS.

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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?

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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. What method works best for you?

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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 spread them quickly to more people. Being skeptical about the news or any information is a good idea no matter the source.

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101 Ad-Proof Tips!

We're living in a world of advertisements, or ads, for short. Ads are everywhere around us, they're embedded in everything, and a lot of these ads don't even look like ads!

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Don't Fall for Tax Time Scams

March 2017

Scams occur all year round, but it’s important to know that many types of scams peak during tax season, meaning you should keep an extra eye out for suspicious activity. Each year, the IRS publishes a list of the worst and most common tax scams, called the "Dirty Dozen.". This article highlights several of the scams that make the list year after year.

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Technology Has Changed the Way We Work

Many people credit technological advances to job displacement. However, it also has led to innovation and increased access which has created jobs for individuals on the shared economy.

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