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Protect Your Identity!

Anyone can be a victim of consumer fraud and identity theft. According to a 2016 Javelin Strategy & Research Identity Fraud Study, $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million U.S. consumers in 2015 alone. Learn how to keep your personal information secure and protect yourself against potential scams with this helpful video from the Pathways…

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Watch Out for Campus Checking Offers!

Watch Out! Campus Checking Accounts May Come with Extra Fees! According to a new report from U.S. Public Interest Research Groups, when college students sign up for checking accounts via their schools, bad things are likely to happen. These accounts and associated debit cards often come with heavy fees that put students — some of whom…

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What to Buy and What to Skip on Memorial Day

Since 1971, Memorial Day has been celebrated as an extended weekend away from work–and the unofficial start of summer. It’s time to get that grill going, dust off your patio set, and break out the white jeans you’ve had stashed away all winter. More recently, Memorial Day has also turned into a second Black Friday…

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home improvement tips

Home Improvement Tips & Tricks

You don’t need to spend a fortune to give your house a new look this spring. Read on for a list of home improvement hacks and learn how to upgrade your home on a budget. 1. Cabinet makeover  You can give a tired kitchen a fresh look by just replacing the cabinet fronts. You’ll pay…

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Scam Alerts

Beware Tech Support Scams

Computer on the brink? Careful who you contact to fix it! That’s because the FTC is warning of a surge in tech support scams, many of which can be difficult to spot.  In a recent widespread scam, a company that called itself Elite IT Partners, Inc., purchased keywords on Google so they showed up in…

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Kids Summer Jobs

Ways for Kids to Make Money

The best way to teach a child financial responsibility is by encouraging her to earn and manage money on her own. As the weather warms and summer nears, there are many opportunities for your kids to pull in some extra money.  If money-making is not on your children’s minds, you may need to direct them…

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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring Clean Your Finances

So you you’ve just cleaned out your house, and now you’re ready to take on your finances, too. Springtime is months after the holiday squeeze, and still a while away from the pricey summer season, so you made the right call in making it a prime time for whipping your finances into shape.  Let’s get…

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