Tips & Advice

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Black friday

Your 2016 Guide To Shopping Black Friday

By: Team
Black Friday is nearly upon us, and if you plan on shopping on the busiest retail day of the year then do yourself a favor and come prepared. If you’ve shopped on Black Friday in the past then you know that having an... Read More...
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Five Tips to Increase the Security of Mobile App Payments

By: Team
It seems that new stories regarding consumer data breaches explode in the media almost every week, from T-Mobile to Blue Cross Blue Shield and more.  These security compromises leave many mobile users asking, “Is it... Read More...
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When Should You Consult a Financial Advisor?

By: Team
Just landed your dream job? Bought your first home? Had a baby? Planning for retirement? All of these scenarios can be difficult to navigate on your own, but the good news is, you don't have too. Many people believe... Read More...
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How to Save Money on Groceries During the Holidays

By: Team
The year is flying by so quickly, and in just a couple of months, the holidays will be here. At this time of year is when families get together and enjoy multiple holiday dinners and events. The average family spends... Read More...
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6 Spending Mistakes You Need To Avoid Starting Today

By: Team
Learning how to manage your money is an essential financial skill that’s as important as the size of your salary. If you don’t master the art of money management, then the amount of money you earn each month is... Read More...
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10 Warning Signs You Might Be An Identity Theft Victim

By: Team
Theft has always been a common problem, but with the increase of technology and use of credit and debit cards, identity theft is more present than ever. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 17.6 million... Read More...
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Transitioning to Retirement - A Look at What You Need to Know

By: Team
Most people go their entire career thinking about retirement and just much how they will enjoy life when the time comes. But in order to truly appreciate all your years of hard work, it’s important to make sure... Read More...
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10 Most Affordable Places to Retire

By: Team
From sunny, tropical Florida to a historically significant city in Texas, America has plenty of cities that are quite inexpensive for retirees to settle and enjoy their golden years. Let’s take a look at the top 10... Read More...
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Are Your Credit Card Rewards Worth the Fees?

By: Team
Consumers with excellent credit, regularly receive credit card offers that come with impressive rewards. When these perks are suited to your spending habits and can be exploited to their full potential, you’ll be... Read More...
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MasterCard vs Visa – Which Credit Card offers the Best Perks?

By: Team
You might be surprised to know that neither Visa nor MasterCard issue credit cards themselves. They only work as payment processing platforms. It is the banks that issue these cards that are responsible for... Read More...
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3 Legitimate Small Businesses You Can Start from Home

By: Team
You’ve probably come across websites attempting to sell you on the idea of various “make money online” programs. Truthfully? Most of those either aren’t legit or will cost you an arm and a leg to be successful. That... Read More...
Mobile banking

Is Mobile Banking Safe?

By: Team
Over the past few years, American consumers have come around to the advantages of mobile banking in record numbers. Recently, a major milestone was achieved when a majority of Americans reported that they use some... Read More...