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Tax Time and ID Theft: Survey Results

Surprise – the start of 2016 means that tax time is already here. For many of us, it means looking forward to a much-anticipated annual tax return, or paying that dreaded bill. It’s also the ideal time to take steps to protect yourself from tax fraud. You probably already know that identity theft has continued […]

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How to Avoid the Holiday Credit Hangover

The frenzy of the holidays can reach fever pitch in the last few days of the year. Whether it’s the crush of confused travelers in an airport security line or some surprise last-minute shopping at – gasp – the mall, holiday time can make anyone’s blood pressure spike. However, there usually comes a moment where […]

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How I Destroyed My Credit (And What I Did to Turn Things Around)

Financial blogger Ash Cash shares his own personal story of early credit missteps – and how the hard truth found him. Learn how he saw the light and started making progress toward responsible financial goals. They say that experience is the best teacher. When it comes to credit, that’s been true for me. Today, I’m […]

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Am I Saving Enough? Confirm Your Planning for Emergencies, Financial Goals

Financial blogger Thom Fox shares how a little forward thinking can help you stay on track toward your savings goals with enough for the rainy days along the way. Saving money is like exercising; we know it’s good for us, but most of us don’t do it nearly as often as we should. And while […]

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Millennials and Credit: Survey Results

You might know one yourself: millennials definitely march to their own drummer in  many parts of their lives – including how they manage their finances and think about credit. While their independent nature can be a strength, it can also mean they want to find their own paths. A recent study by Experian found that […]

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Infographic: What’s Right When Your Identity is Stolen: Credit Freeze or Fraud Alert?

You discover that your identity has been compromised – what’s your next step? Maybe your information was part of a data breach, or your wallet was stolen. Either way, there are a few key identity protection options that pertain to your credit report. The last thing you’ll want to do is leave your records and accounts open to […]

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3 Must-know Facts about Credit and VA Loans

When you need to know more about what your service can do for you when it comes to home ownership, get clued in with these big ideas from Chris Burke of Veterans United Home Loans. VA home loans have helped millions of veterans, service members and military families become homeowners over the last seven decades. […]

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11 Credit Myths: Don’t Fall for ‘Em

Forget everything you’ve heard about credit. Well, maybe not everything. “Living within your means” is always important, but you should be willing to rethink what you know. Because when it comes to debt, credit reports, and credit scores, conventional wisdom is peppered with myths, misunderstandings, and misrepresentations. Credit is a tool. Like any tool, it’s […]

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