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Identity Theft and Your Taxes

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, with as many as 7% of Americans over age 16 victims in 2012, according to a bulletin from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Identity theft is a type of fraud in which a thief uses your personal information to conduct transactions in […]

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Boy? Girl? Or Tuition Payment?

You just received the wonderful news that you and your spouse are going to become parents. Thoughts of the many adventures parenting will bring are swirling through your head. The last thing on your mind may be paying for college, but thinking about it now may save you later. The cost of a four-year degree […]

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Identity Theft: Be Prepared. Be Proactive.

The 2017 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, found that $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016. In the past six years, identity thieves have stolen over $107 billion. Sure, technology makes our lives easier, creating the opportunity to complete tasks quicker and access information that previous generations […]

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Act(s) to Protect Your Credit

We all use it. Some of us use it every week. Some of us use it every day. And some people use it more than they should. What is it? It is that valuable little piece of plastic… the credit card. If you’ve ever experienced problems with credit, here is a list of legal statutes […]

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Financial Perspectives on the “Car Buying Experience”

Shopping for a vehicle may begin with the question, should I buy or should I lease? Depending on your answer, there may be a substantial difference in what you will get for what you can afford. In addition, if you decide to buy, rather than lease, you have to consider how to arrange financing. Lease […]

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