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Four Ways to Prevent Identity Theft From Happening to You This Holiday Season

Could the holidays make us more vulnerable to identity theft? According to experts, it can. And while fraud is a year-round problem, the holidays offer an especially opportune time for thieves. Think about it: purchasing multiple gifts — whether it’s online or in the store — increases exposure to our financial information, and sometimes that… Read More

Seven Ways to Save Big This Fall Season

Believe it or not, fall presents one of the best times to save some serious cash on travel, energy costs and more. Here are seven incredibly easy money saving tips to get you started: Say no to Pumpkin Spice Lattes When the leaves fall and the weather cools, there’s something very enticing about popping into… Read More

Cold And Flu Hacks To Get You Back On Your Feet ASAP

While many believe there are only four seasons, there is a very real fifth season that runs from mid-Fall to Spring. No, I’m not talking about Football, which is arguably the best season. I’m talking about the cold and flu season. You can bathe yourself in hand sanitizer, Clorox all surfaces, and live inside a bubble,… Read More