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Q&A: Why Are Prices So High Now?

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Q: I’m trying to heal financially as life returns to pre-pandemic norms, but the rising cost of many commodities, like groceries and gasoline, is making a financial rebound a challenge. Why are prices skyrocketing right now?

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Tell the Difference Between Needs & Wants

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Have you ever struggled with separating needs from wants? Read on to learn how to tell the difference between these two spending categories.

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Preparing Financially for a New Baby

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Congratulations! You’ve just gotten the positive pregnancy test results and you’re breathless with excitement — and nerves. Regardless, a baby means big changes, and some of those changes bring many new expenses. How will you pay for it all?

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Don’t Get Caught in a Weight-Loss Scam

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This year in particular, many Americans are struggling to shed the “quarantine 15." Unfortunately, scammers know this and they are out in full force, trying to scam consumers. Gyms aren’t far behind, with many of them offering misleading contracts that are impossible to get out of once they’re signed.

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Beware the Pending Package Scam

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Everyone loves a surprise package, and scammers are taking the excitement out of that experience by using bogus packages as a cover for a nefarious scam that tricks victims into sharing their personal information — and their money.

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Political Fundraising Scams

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Election fever is now at an all-time high and so are election scams. From schemes that steal your vote to ones promising dream vacations in exchange for participation in a poll or survey, there’s no shortage of scams centering on elections.

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How Can I Make New Year's Resolutions That Stick?

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Every December, I draw up a list of New Year’s resolutions that look depressingly similar to the ones I wrote last year. How can I make things different this year?

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Step 4 Toward A Debt-Free Life

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You may be feeling impatient to start more aggressively paying down debt, but it’s important to first create an emergency fund.

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