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Beware Credit Card Skimmers and How to Spot Them

Talk about serendipitous. I've been planning today's post on credit card and ATM "skimmers" (jerry-rigged little devices criminals use to steal your card numbers), and yesterday my brother tells me he spotted one of these suckers at a rest area on … [Read more...]

Seven Signs You’re At-Risk for Identity Theft

I know what you’re thinking: “I’m young, I’m Web-savvy, I don’t need to worry about identity theft.” Street smarts alone may not protect you from every identity theft trap; this stuff can happen to anybody! What follows are seven signs that you may be … [Read more...]

Eight Steps to Achieve Credit Nirvana

Tired of worrying about your credit, and being punished for having a low credit score? The eight steps listed below will lead you to financial freedom. Some are easier than others, but by following even some of them your credit score will rise. … [Read more...]

The Anatomy of a Bad Decision

This morning I was in bed listening to chilly October rain pound my roof. Naturally, I wanted to stay in bed for another few minutes. And that’s when I realized it. Snoozing for five or ten minutes is usually a bad idea. Like, a terrible i … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Hassle Free House Hunting

Ready to take the leap and buy your first home? Searching for your dream house can be an exciting---and trying---experience. Here are a few suggestions to make house hunting easier and help you get into your new home sooner! 1. Make a plan. What … [Read more...]

What Every Young Person Ought to Know About Healthcare

Young people are the least likely to be insured, the least likely to need healthcare, and the least talked-about group in the healthcare debate. Yet we may end up paying dearly for healthcare reform. If you're young and healthy like me, you don't … [Read more...]

Under 21? The CARD Act Restricts Your Access to Credit

The CARD Act could go into effect as soon as December. Although legislators passed the CARD Act with Americans’ best interests in mind, the act also means credit card users may see higher interest rates and fewer rewards. And for anyone under 21, the … [Read more...]

Mortgage Application Declined? Here’s What to Do

Today, only four out of ten mortgage applications close. That means 60 percent of prospective home buyers walk away disappointed. For first-time home buyers, that statistic may be even higher. But if your mortgage application is declined, don't … [Read more...]