5 Scams to Avoid This Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be fun – but they can also put you at risk. Here are 5 scams to look out for as you brave the frenzied crowds while trying to snag the best deals after Thanksgiving.

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How to Fund an Emergency

Q: I’ve had a financial emergency and I don’t know how to pay for it! What are my options? 

A: Ideally, you’ll want to have an emergency fund in place. If you don’t, consider these options… 

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New Cars vs. Used Cars

Choosing between new and pre-owned cars can be a complicated decision. To make your job a little easier, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of each purchase type below.

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The Loss of a Loved One: Settling Their Financial Affairs

When you lose a loved one, settling their affairs is the furthest thing from your mind. Yet, it has to be done. We hope these tips will help serve as a guide to help you navigate a very difficult time. 

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Fake Check Scams on the Rise

In early September, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a report warning about a spike in fake check scams. These scams now reach 500,000 victims each year. 

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How Many Credit Cards Should I Own?

Hopefully, you’re working hard to keep a high credit score by using your cards and paying on time. You may be wondering, though, if more is better.

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Should I Refinance My Home Mortgage?

There are lots of factors to consider before deciding to refinance. Here are some of the better reasons many homeowners decide to refinance.

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8 Steps to an Energy-Smart Home

Cut your energy costs this summer by making your home smarter!

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7 Ways to Spot a Loan Scam

Your credit’s trending the wrong way and you’re desperate for a loan. Unfortunately, though, it seems that no reputable institution is willing to work with you – and the few that are offer very unforgiving terms.

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What Kind of Boat Should You Buy?

Are you ready to buy a boat? First, determine the kind you want to buy. To help you hit those waves sooner, we’ve made a handy guide of the most popular boats on the market.

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Preparing For Hurricane Season

As a homeowner, a hurricane can prove to be your biggest nightmare. Storm damages caused by flooding, strong winds and airborne projectiles can cost thousands to fix. Of course, there are steps you can take to protect your property, but where do you begin? It’s all so overwhelming!

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Beware of Social Media Scams

Over the last few years, social media scams have exploded, with fake Twitter and Facebook profiles increasing by 100% in just one year. That also means there are several types of social media scams, most which involve a phishing scheme component.

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All You Need to Know About the New Payroll Tax Rates

Have you been wondering what happened to your paycheck? Why do the amounts withheld look different? And why did your salary get a boost?

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The 20% Down Myth

If you’re desperate to own a home of your own, you are likely saving up until you have 20% of your dream home’s total value. All that’s great, but the fact is you don’t need to put down 20%.

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7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

It’s time to get your house in shape but there’s more than just a neat house awaiting the end of all that hard work. With just a few steps, you can put some extra cash in your wallet. 

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