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Chase Data Breach: What Was Compromised and How to Protect Yourself
Oct 03

Chase Data Breach: What Was Compromised and How to Protect Yourself

JPMorgan Chase, one of the biggest banks in America, confirmed a massive cyber attack which affected 76 million households and seven small businesses on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Although there have been numerous data breaches at major retailers in the recent past — including the one last month at Home Depot (56 million credit card numbers

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5 Quick Ways to Sell Your Old iPhone
Oct 02

5 Quick Ways to Sell Your Old iPhone

The iPhone 6 is here, and while everyone has their own opinions on whether or not Apple hit the mark with this release, Apple fans are no doubt known for swooning over updated hardware. With many people looking to make the switch to the iPhone 6, many are wondering what to do with their old iPhones?

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Finally! Paying Rent on Time to Be Factored Into Rent Credit Score
Oct 01

Finally! Paying Rent on Time to Be Factored Into Rent Credit Score

There’s a new twist in the old argument over whether it’s better to own or rent your home,  thanks to a partnership between a start-up payment service and major credit bureau, who will guarantee renters the credit they deserve for being responsible with their rental payments. RentTrack and TransUnion are turning the traditional equation upside

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7 Ways to Look Like a Pro When Buying a Used Car
Sep 30

7 Ways to Look Like a Pro When Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car was one of the scariest purchases I’ve ever made. Prior to buying a used car, the most expensive thing I’d ever purchased was a root canal, and I somehow messed that up too. I spent nearly half the savings ($5,000) I’d accrued over a year on a jelopy — the day after I

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6 Personal Finance Tips to Jumpstart Your Savings Goals

6 Personal Finance Tips to Jumpstart Your Savings Goals

Thinking about making New Year’s resolutions in the fall? Sure, it may sound a bit crazy, but it’s never too late to revamp your financial habits and stop delaying your financial goals. They may be small things such as saving for a vacation or finally building your emergency fund. Or they can be large goals

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Budget Management Tips: 9 Items You Should Stop Paying for Right Now

Budget Management Tips: 9 Items You Should Stop Paying for Right Now

When it comes to maintaining financial health, there’s simply nothing more important than learning how to stick to a solid budget. Budgeting can be difficult and requires planning, but the benefits that come along with exercising restraint are impossible to ignore. It can be easy to overlook the little things that come in the form

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8 Key Money Mistakes Women Make
Sep 29

8 Key Money Mistakes Women Make

Today, many women are taking the lead in making financial decisions — for themselves and for their families. However, they’re also making a fair amount of money mistakes. According to a study by Ameriprise Financial, 41 percent of women ages 25-70 with at least $25,000 in investable assets surveyed are making their own financial decisions.

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Repair Pet Damage to Your Home With a HELOC
Sep 26

Repair Pet Damage to Your Home With a HELOC

Let’s face it. Your dog got the best of you and your house, leaving a trail of torn curtains, punctured screens, scratched floors and ugly brown spots on your beautifully manicured lawn that no buyer in his right mind is going to take off your hands, if and when you decide to sell your home.

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Are Store Credit Cards Worth Getting?
Sep 25

Are Store Credit Cards Worth Getting?

We’ve all been there. You standing at a store counter, waiting to buy a shirt. The store clerk starts to ring up the sale. She stops suddenly, before asking ever-so-innocuously, “Would you like toTHAN save 10 percent on this purchase?” You don’t get a discount for nothing, or course. To get the deal the clerk

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Before Giving Money to Family, Follow These 5 Critical Steps

Before Giving Money to Family, Follow These 5 Critical Steps

Giving money to family should be one of your truly great joys in life. What could be better than helping a daughter with a down payment on her first house or partially funding your son’s idea for a business start-up. After all, what’s family for? But you’ll never be in a position to lend that

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