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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

UPDATE: In late July, 2019, Equifax announced a settlement that gives affected consumers the choice of a one-time cash payment (amount to be determined) OR free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services. To find out if your information was affected and to file a claim, visit equifaxbreachsettlement.com/file-a-claim *** By now, ...


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Post-Disaster Financial Checklist

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 daily life. And even if you don’t live an area that’s prone to hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires or other natural disasters, it...


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 ...