4 Furniture Shopping Gotchas

Personal Finance

4 Furniture Shopping Gotchas

4 Furniture Shopping Gotchas

Buying furniture has always been a perilous, complex affair. You don’t buy a couch the way you buy a television or a laptop computer. You can’t carry the couch out of the store with you (most of the time). Heck, usually you don’t really have a great idea when the couch will get to your… Read More

My Gift Card Was Frozen. Is My Money Gone Forever?

Personal Finance

My Gift Card Was Frozen. Is My Money Gone Forever?

My Gift Card Was Frozen. Is My Money Gone Forever?

Question: I am writing to you with the hope of recovering my eBay gift card balance for $135, which is linked to my frozen PayPal account. I bought a $500 eBay gift card from a Safeway store and used $365 of it for a purchase through PayPal. The PayPal account was frozen. Now I can’t… Read More

How to Master Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Identity Theft

How to Master Your Facebook Privacy Settings

How to Master Your Facebook Privacy Settings

If you’re on Facebook, you probably love the convenience of connecting with friends and relatives. But did you know that identity thieves also love the convenience of Facebook for finding personally identifiable information (PII) about you? Fortunately, you can control who can find and contact you and see your posts on Facebook. That’s why it’s… Read More

Who Cares About Your Credit Score?

Credit Score

Who Cares About Your Credit Score?

Who Cares About Your Credit Score?

Checking your credit score is a little bit like eating your vegetables: Some people genuinely love doing it, others force themselves to and the rest of us write it off as unimportant. After all, your physical and financial health is a personal thing. It may seem like your credit score and how you manage it is… Read More

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

Managing Debt

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

A trip to the dentist can result in a big bill you hadn’t budgeted for. Or maybe things have been so tight that after you’ve paid other bills, dental care doesn’t even make the list. While cleanings, check-ups and X-rays have fairly predictable costs, any problems detected may result in significant bills. We did a bit… Read More

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