Wait a Minute — Americans Are Saving More Money?

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Wait a Minute — Americans Are Saving More Money?

Wait a Minute — Americans Are Saving More Money?

Americans are saving, earning more and spending more money according to July data released Monday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The personal savings rate as a percentage of disposable income was 5.7%. Personal income rose 0.4% in July, and personal spending increased almost as much — 0.3% — much of which was spent on new cars and... Read More

Insured Woman Gets $18K Bill for Using an In-Network Doctor

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Insured Woman Gets $18K Bill for Using an In-Network Doctor

Insured Woman Gets $18K Bill for Using an In-Network Doctor

“I’ve always paid my bills. I had excellent credit.” That’s Nancy Gomez speaking with CBS Los Angeles about her ordeal. She’s a Californian with PPO insurance — and thousands of dollars in medical debt. Though Gomez is fully insured, she says she received an $18,000 bill for a treatment with an Encino pain specialist in her network,... Read More

How to Keep a Date From Killing Your Wallet

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How to Keep a Date From Killing Your Wallet

How to Keep a Date From Killing Your Wallet

Whether you’re active on the dating scene or in a committed relationship, going out on dates can start to feel repetitive and costly. Dates often consist of grabbing drinks or dinner at expensive restaurants, bars and clubs. This cycle of food and booze lacks in variety and drains your wallet. The good news is that... Read More

6 Things You Should Stop Doing to Keep Your Identity Safe

Identity Theft

6 Things You Should Stop Doing to Keep Your Identity Safe

6 Things You Should Stop Doing to Keep Your Identity Safe

In this day of ubiquitous digital information, it seems like it’s easier than ever to have your identity stolen. The Federal Trade Commission reportedly received 490,000 identity theft complaints in 2015, up from 341,898 complaints the previous year. In order to help keep your identity safe, it’s important to stay vigilant with your personal information.... Read More

Flight Delayed? The Weather’s to Blame Less Than 1% of the Time

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Flight Delayed? The Weather’s to Blame Less Than 1% of the Time

Flight Delayed? The Weather’s to Blame Less Than 1% of the Time

Weather isn’t what’s delaying most of our flights. In fact, when a plane is more than 15 minutes late, it’s mostly due to system glitches. Weather only accounted for less than one percent (.68%) of airline delays, compared to other causes, such as aircraft arriving late (7.91%), air carrier delays (6.1%) and National Aviation System... Read More

3 Ways Parents May Accidentally Harm Their Child’s Credit

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3 Ways Parents May Accidentally Harm Their Child’s Credit

3 Ways Parents May Accidentally Harm Their Child’s Credit

It’s possible, and sometimes common, for teens and young adults to unknowingly damage their credit, as they aren’t fully aware of how their spending habits are truly affecting them. But sometimes it can go a step beyond youthful mistakes and parents are the ones ultimately prompting the damage to their child’s credit. (You and your... Read More

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