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Stories, ideas, tips and links for a better financial life.


Fake Check Scams: What they are and how you can protect yourself.

Date Posted Posted on March 22, 2019

You’ve just posted an item for sale online. You soon receive an email message from a party who is interested in making a purchase. They arrange to send you a check, but then contact you again and claim that they accidentally wrote the check for an amount greater than the purchase price. You are asked to deposit the check and wire them the difference.

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Save on dinner or dessert with these Pi Day deals

Date Posted Posted on March 14, 2019

Happy Pi Day! Stuck for dinner plans? The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet/numerical constant that describes the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter can help you save tonight! Just take advantage of one of the National Pi Day pizza deals offered Thursday, March 14 only at these national chain stores and eateries.

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The top-paying job in Texas is a snooze

Date Posted Posted on March 1, 2019

Insider pinpointed the highest-paying job in Texas … and it just might put you to sleep.

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When it comes to identity theft, the best offense is a good defense

Date Posted Posted on February 22, 2019

Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but when somebody engages in identity theft – fraudulently using stolen bits and pieces of your personal information for financial gain – it can also be a sincere pain in the you-know-what.

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On Valentine’s Day, warm hearts meet cold cash

Date Posted Posted on February 14, 2019

Don’t waste arrows, Cupid – those things can be expensive!

Americans will break spending records this Valentine’s Day, according to a National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics survey. This, in spite of the fact that the percentage of people who actually celebrate the holiday continues its 12-year downward trend (cue sad music).

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