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Published On January 16th, 2012

From botnets to WikiLeaks, 2011 was a watershed year for identity theft and technology security issues. So what does 2012 have in store for us? With an influx of mobile devices, an explosion in social media, and cloud computing being hailed as the next big thing, 2012 will likely bring a whole new batch of security concerns.

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Published On January 11th, 2012

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to pay off your credit card debt, be advised that it’s getting harder all the time. That’s because credit card interest rates climbed to record highs last month, reaching an average of 15.22 percent, according to the consumer information site CreditCards.com.

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Published On December 19th, 2011

Not understanding their rights. The Federal Trade Commission has numerous laws pertaining to credit, credit scoring, credit reporting etc… Understanding these laws and in particular the individual “statues” within the laws help immensely when correcting problems with the three major credit reporting agencies. (Experian, Equifax & TransUnion) Most people simply don’t have the time or expertise to read, study and understand what can be done to improve their credit.

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Published On December 7th, 2011

Don’t let a moment of Holiday buying bring you a New Year filled with buyer’s remorse. The brief “feel good” benefit of spending more than you plan to will be totally wiped out by the additional stress and problems you’ll have to deal with when the bill comes.

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Published On December 5th, 2011

Tired of ringing in the new year with last year’s Christmas bills? Make this the year that you switch to a debt-free Christmas.When you’re working with a tight deadline it’s easy to overspend. Start your Christmas shopping before the holiday decorations even go up, and you’ll have plenty of time to shop around for the best deals

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Published On December 5th, 2011

Black Friday has come and gone. But, if you’re like most people, you probably still have a little holiday shopping left to do. Whether you’re looking for small items like toys and clothing, big-ticket items like electronics or maybe a car, or even a plane ticket home to see the family, the following tips can help you save on your last-minute holiday purchases.

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Published On November 18th, 2011

You can scarcely turn on the TV without seeing ads for reverse mortgages. They’re touted as a great tool for cash-strapped seniors to tap their home equity to pay off bills while remaining in their homes with no monthly mortgage payments. Although that may be true for some people, these complicated and costly loans aren’t right for everyone, so it pays to do your homework.

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Published On November 3rd, 2011

You may have heard that President Obama plans to open up refinancing to more homeowners who are underwater. First, it’s important to realize that the president’s proposal is not a new program, but a revision to the current Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). However there are some big changes that you can let people know if they ask you.

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Published On November 3rd, 2011

A recent Princeton University study on the link between money and life satisfaction showed that those people who were fiscally responsible and didn’t worry about making ends meet (and who were also on course with saving for retirement and college tuition) reported being the happiest. Conversely, those who concentrated much of their thinking on financial matters were much less likely to be happy. Interestingly enough, this applied across all income levels.

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Published On October 18th, 2011

Some banks have recently announced that they will charge up to $60 a year to use your debit card while others are increasing their fees for every-day services such as checking and savings accounts. I’ll be perfectly honest; these fees the banks are charging their customers really turn me off. Why should you have to pay to use your own money? Especially when there are plenty of opportunities to get these same services for free?

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