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Beware Back-to-School Tuition Scams

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Back-to-school season means a flurry of shopping — and scams. As you get ready for school, look out for these scams targeting college students and parents of private school students that tend to peak before the start of the school year.

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Watch Out for These Scams as the Country Moves Toward Reopening

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As the country moves forward and adapts to the new realities, scammers aren’t far behind. Watch out for these trending scams as the country reopens.

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Debt Paydown: Snowball vs Avalanche Method

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Debt is the ultimate killjoy. It can destroy a budget, make long-term financial planning impossible, and shadow every purchase you make with guilt. No one wants to live with that debt burden. But how do you kiss your debt goodbye?

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Beware Unemployment Scams

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When there’s bad news, the scammers aren’t far behind. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Americans have lost a collective $13.4 million to coronavirus-related fraud since the beginning of 2020, and unemployment scams have contributed their fair share to the loss.

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Should I Take the Zero-Percent Financing Offered by the Dealer?

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Q: I’m in the market for a new set of wheels, and I’ve seen some dealers advertising zero-percent financing. Should I take this offer?

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How Should I Spend My Stimulus Check?

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The $1,200 granted to most middle class adults is a welcome relief during these financially trying times. Many recipients may be wondering: What is the best way to use this money?

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5 COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

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Scammers are taking advantage of the fear of COVID-19. Here are a few scams to watch out for.

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Watch Out For Spring Cleaning Scams

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If you plan on calling in professionals to help you with your spring cleaning tasks, you may be targeted by one of the many scams that are rampant this time of year. Below, we’ve listed four of the most prevalent scams to watch out for this season. Stay safe!

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Why Does My Credit Score Matter?

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Your credit score is made up of three numbers, serving as an indicator of your financial history, wellness and responsibility. These three little numbers can spell the difference between approval and rejection for a mortgage, a job, a rental unit and so much more.

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Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams

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Scammers have recognized an opportunity to rob innocent victims of their money while giving them false hope for defeating the virus. The FBI is warning of a surge in COVID-19 cure scams in which criminals peddle an alleged vaccine or treatment for coronavirus.

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