Financial Tips

5 Steps to Take When You Don’t Recognize Debt

January 31, 2016

Creditors and debt collectors commonly contact consumers who fall behind in making debt payments. Sometimes, however, creditors may contact the wrong person about an outstanding debt. Other times, scam artists can pose as debt collectors to try to get personal information from consumers in order to commit identity theft. In the event you are contacted…
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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Kicks Off Next Week, FTC Announces

January 20, 2016

From Jan. 25th through 29th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – will be sponsoring Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week to inform consumers about: What tax identity theft is How to reduce their risk of becoming a victim of this type of identity theft What can be…
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4 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

December 31, 2015

The New Year is almost here. While many people may be scrambling around to get ready for a festive New Year’s Eve celebration tonight, others may be considering their resolutions – and what they want to focus on improving in 2016. If you are among those who are focused on achieving a better financial outlook…
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4 Common & Unexpected Sources of Debt that Can Sneak Up on Consumers

December 10, 2015

Unemployment, poor management of credit cards and even divorce can push people into serious debt. In some cases, however, debt can come from unexpected sources – even some that may present themselves as opportunities. And knowing how and when these more surprising sources of debt can arise can help you avoid getting caught in a…
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4 Steps to Prioritizing a Budget

May 21, 2015

Living on a budget is one of the most effective ways to know what you are spending and, consequently, keep your debt in check. However, if you’ve never put together a personal budget before, understanding how to prioritize it can be confusing if not challenging. Here’s a look at the steps you can take to…
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7 Holiday Spending Mistakes to Avoid (Pt. 3)

November 18, 2014

Ending our three-part blog series 7 Holiday Spending Mistakes to Avoid, below we will highlight some final ways you can avoid holiday spending mistakes this (and every) year! More Holiday Spending Mistakes to Avoid Mistake 6 – Not being careful to protect yourself from identity theft while you do your holiday shopping. As holiday shoppers…
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7 Holiday Spending Mistakes to Avoid (Pt. 2)

November 14, 2014

Picking up from where 7 Holiday Spending Mistakes to Avoid (Pt. 1) left off, below we will point out some more common holiday spending mistakes to sidestep this year. Mistake 3 – Charging everything. In the frenzy to get all of your holiday shopping done, whipping out your credit cards to charge everything can seem…
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7 Holiday Spending Mistakes to Avoid (Pt. 1)

November 11, 2014

The holidays are just around the corner, which means that many people are gearing up to get their holiday shopping done. From purchasing food for holiday dinners to buying everyone special a holiday gift, the spending during the holidays can easily get out of control which can: Intensify people’s financial problems if they are already…
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How to Prioritize Your Debt: 5 Tips to Keep in Mind (Pt. 3)

September 12, 2014

Wrapping up our blog series How to Prioritize Your Debt: 5 Tips to Keep in Mind (Pt. 1), below we will provide discuss some final tips to remember as you rank your debt from highest to lowest priority to pay off. How to Prioritize Your Debt: Final Issues to Remember Tip 4 – Moderate to…
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How to Prioritize Your Debt: 5 Tips to Keep in Mind (Pt. 2)

September 8, 2014

Picking up from where we left off in How to Prioritize Your Debt: 5 Tips to Keep in Mind (Pt. 1), below we will continue pointing out some more important factors to remember as you prioritize your debt and get your finances in order. More Tips to Help You Prioritize Your Debt Tip 2 –…
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