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How You Can Protect Yourself against Internet Scams

Many consumers think that they are able to spot an online scam instantly. However, in 2015 more than 288,000 people were reported to have been victims of an Internet crime.[I]  Are you prepared to protect yourself and your personal information against online scams?Knowing what to watch out...

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Unique Financial Issues Faced by the Sandwich Generation

By the time you reach your 40s and 50s, you should be in a financial position to start focusing on your future. You should be comfortable enough in your current standard of living that you can begin saving for retirement and, if you have children, setting aside a little more each month for their...

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The Power of Compound Interest

You know your savings account and possibly even your checking account earn interest, but do you know how much? If you are banking with some of the nation’s biggest banks, the answer may surprise you. As of April 2016, the average savings account was earning account holders only 0.06 percent.i...

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Don’t Get Spooked by the Cost of Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time for the entire family filled with buckets of candy, spooky costumes and neighborhood parties. It can also put a big dent into your wallet if you aren’t careful. In 2015, Americans were expected to spend close to $6.9 billion in Halloween supplies. Yikes! Try these...

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The Easiest and Safest Way to Transfer Money

Do you have cash in your wallet right now? If you said no, you’re not alone. A survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International found that nearly 1 in 10 Americans no longer carry paper money with them on a daily basis, while 49 percent of Americans carry $20 or less at any...

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