Financial Education

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Using Credit

Give yourself some credit and learn to use credit safely. Credit: noun \ˈkre-dit\ A contractual agreement in which a borrower receives something of value now and agrees to repay the lender at a later date.…
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Improve Your Credit

If you have less than perfect credit, it might feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. We understand that if feels like a slow and overwhelming task to improve your credit. It ispossible…
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Manage Debt

Got debt? Let’s learn how to pay it down! Sometimes going into debt is like gaining weight: so gradual that you don’t even notice. Sometimes it’s a product of life coming at you too fast:…
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Avoiding Identity Theft & Fraud

Protect your identity Identity theft can occur when someone gets their grubby little hands on your personal information, such as your social security number, date of birth, address and/or financial account numbers. An identity thief…
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Protecting our elders

As much as we try to avoid sad topics, occasionally they just can’t be avoided. There is a growing trend of scams and schemes that are targeted against older Americans, and more and more of…
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Treasure Hunting

Would you believe that there is a magical place where lost things have been found, and someone’s trying to give it back to you? Would you believe that this fantastic person is backed by a…
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How To Shop Safer Online

Shopping online has an obvious appeal: No lines, no parking lot misery, better inventory, an absence of uber-pushy salespeople and I can shop while wearing my comfy pink sweatpants. Everyone wins! However, buying anything on…
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Back to the Basics: CC Style, Part 4

You know how at the end of fireworks shows, they have the grand finale? It’s jammed full of pop, sizzle and BAM! Well this is our grand finale to our credit score series! It’s the…
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Back to the Basics: CC Style, Part 3

Well hello again! Welcome to your third installment of Back To the Basics: Credit Style. I hope you’re learning lots about the three little numbers that rule the financial world! I think today’s topic is…
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Back to the Basics: CC Style, Part 2

Welcome back! If you’re just joining us, you might want to skip back to here and get your credit score.  ;o) So now that you have your number (or at least know how/where to get),…