The AT&T Bill That Just Wouldn’t Die

Managing Debt

The AT&T Bill That Just Wouldn’t Die

The AT&T Bill That Just Wouldn’t Die

When you have a dispute over a bill with a company, sometimes it’s not enough to respond to a collections notice with evidence that the bill has been paid. Sadly, even if the collections firm appears to drop the matter it can still come up again, and again, and again. This is the tale of… Read More

How I Averted a Medical Billing Disaster

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How I Averted a Medical Billing Disaster

How I Averted a Medical Billing Disaster

Over Labor Day weekend, I fell and broke my hand. Seeing my finger dangling at an odd angle was alarming, not to mention painful, but I’ll confess the first words out of my mouth when I arrived at the ER were, “I want to confirm that you are a participating provider in my insurance.” I… Read More

The 20 Colleges With the Lowest Student Loan Debt

Students

The 20 Colleges With the Lowest Student Loan Debt

The 20 Colleges With the Lowest Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt is growing. That fact has been the core of many higher education conversations in the past few years, as it should. It affects a lot of people. For people who earned bachelor’s degrees in the 2012-2013 academic year, 69% at public and private nonprofit colleges graduated with debt, with the average debt… Read More

5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer

Identity Theft

5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer

5 Risky Things You’re Doing on Your Work Computer

With technology driving business growth, more companies are implementing bring-your-own-device policies in the workplace. Almost two in three IT professionals believe employee carelessness is connected to major data breaches that exposed customer information, according to a study by IT security firm Check Point. With the risk of employees causing data breaches of customer and corporate information,… Read More

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards

Personal Finance

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards

If you really want to convince your kids they’ve received a letter from Santa, practice your creative handwriting skills or ask a friend to write one — buying one off the Internet probably isn’t the way to go. While there appear to be some legitimate “Letters from Santa” businesses online and plenty of free downloadable… Read More

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