Beware of these 7 red flags for renters

Beware of these 7 Red Flags for Renters

Most people will end up renting a place to live at some point in their lives. Whether it’s as a young person just starting out or after the kids have grown and it’s time to downsize the empty nest (or at some time in between). And there are many people who simply prefer the relative freedom of renting instead of owning a home. While renting ...


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Is Multi-Level Marketing Right for You?

If it hasn’t happened already, there will come a time when a friend or family member will want to share “an exciting opportunity” with you. When you hear those words, there’s a good chance they’re about to try to recruit you into a multi-level marketing business. Whether it’s old-school Amway or Tupperware or newer businesses, such as L...


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After the Equifax Breach—What to Do Now

By now, you’ve heard of the massive Equifax data breach that has made nearly 143 million Americans’ personal information vulnerable to fraud and identity theft. Many believe the initial response from Equifax was inadequate, especially considering three top Equifax executives sold large amounts of company stock before news of the breach was rele...


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Post-Disaster Financial Checklist

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many Americans are in the process of rebuilding their lives following a natural disaster. After the initial shock passes, there are a number of things individuals and families must tackle as they try to return to day-to-day life. But even if you don’t live an area that’s prone to hurricanes, earthqu...


Tips for Smart Charitable Giving

Whether you’re planning to donate to charity in your name or make charity donations for others in lieu of gifts, holiday giving is a wonderful way to get in the spirit and focus on the greater good. However, just as with any financial transaction, you need to be careful when donating to charities, especially during the holiday season. It’s not ...


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How to Get Out of a Timeshare

Timeshares can be a convenient, cost-effective vacation option. But as your life changes, you may find yourself making payments on a timeshare you never use and you’d probably rather be rid of it. Getting rid of a timeshare, however, may turn out to be more complex than you anticipate. Take a look at these tips for getting rid of a timeshare, as ...