How Your Credit Cards Can Save You Money on Vacation

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How Your Credit Cards Can Save You Money on Vacation

How Your Credit Cards Can Save You Money on Vacation

If you’re like most people, about now you are wishing winter would end — and dreaming of a summer vacation. And maybe you are beginning to budget for it. Some people may be comparing rewards cards to see where they can get the most miles or money back — but what if you don’t want... Read More

What to Do When an Employer Wants Your Credit Report

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What to Do When an Employer Wants Your Credit Report

What to Do When an Employer Wants Your Credit Report

If you’re in the market for a job, you may be aware that some employers run credit checks before they decide to hire an employee. The idea behind this credit check is that employees who are financially responsible will also be responsible at work, and that those who are in financial straits may be more... Read More

The Hidden Costs of College

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The Hidden Costs of College

The Hidden Costs of College

When saving money for a child’s college education, tuition isn’t the only concern. A recent survey by the College Board found on-campus room and board accounts for more than 50% of the total cost at in-state schools. That cost can range on average from $7,500 to $9,500 per year. While financial aid is available to... Read More

How to Get Your Specialty Data Reports

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How to Get Your Specialty Data Reports

How to Get Your Specialty Data Reports

We often talk about the Big Three credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and Transunion. However, there are other specialty data reports about you that are created by data brokers. Data broker reports are not subject to Fair Credit Reporting Act requirements, which means you aren’t entitled to a free peek at their data every... Read More

Warning: Malaysia Airlines Scam Hits Facebook

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Warning: Malaysia Airlines Scam Hits Facebook

Warning: Malaysia Airlines Scam Hits Facebook

Scammers are preying on your curiosity surrounding Malaysia Airlines MH370, the flight that mysteriously disappeared March 8. Viral Facebook posts with fake videos of the “found” plane, many of which claim the flight’s passengers have been saved and are alive, are potentially infected with malware. The posts look like legitimate videos and use attention-grabbing phrases... Read More

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