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Avoiding the ‘Catfish’ and Other Heartless Scams – Financial Safety on Dating Sites

guy on phone with hearts coming out of itMeeting new people is difficult for many adults. After college and the first few weeks on a new job, the number of people you’ll encounter as a part of your everyday life starts to drop off pretty dramatically. If you’re looking for more than just friendship, it gets even more challenging.

Financial Planning for College: How to Get the Most Out of the FAFSA

mortarboard, diploma and cashQ: My oldest child is about to begin her senior year of high school, and her younger brother is about to begin his sophomore year. We’ve already started getting letters from colleges, and I’m worried that her dreams will have a price tag we won’t be able to deal with. We’ve got some savings, but are worried it might not be enough, especially when both kids go to school. What can we do to maximize our chances of getting scholarship funds?

The Sky Isn’t Falling: Financial Repercussions of the Brexit Vote

British and EU flagsListening to financial pundits, it’s easy to think that the end of the world occurred last Thursday. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a contentious referendum. While the implications of this decision are many and wide-ranging, there’s no need to panic.

How Can I Know If My Too-Good-To-Be-True Deal is Legitimate?

stacks of handbagsQ: I was shopping for a new handbag online and noticed a huge difference in prices between retailers. One had a bag for $20, while the other had the same for $200! The first option seems too good to be true. Should I be wary of that amazing deal?

The Troublesome Ticket: How to Spot and Avoid a Fake

Ticket Booth SignAfter months of dreaming, wishing and praying; after a five-hour car ride without air conditioning and after waiting in line for what feels like a lifetime, you’ve finally gotten into the concert experience of a lifetime. Beaming, you step forward and hand your ticket to the security guard at the entrance. You begin to stride forward, but he stops you dead in your tracks. He can’t let you into the concert because your ticket won’t scan.

Three Things Teens Can Do This Summer to Boost Earning Potential

tablet and travel stuffBelieve it or not, summer break is already here. For many teens, they’ve already got a very simple plan: sleep in, hang out with friends, and stay up late. If you’re looking for a break from the norm, consider taking this summer to do some self-improvement that will have a positive impact on your life for every summer yet to come. If you want to do something this summer that will increase your first adult paycheck, let’s start with these three fun activities!

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Ransomware: The Modern Equivalent of Being Tied to Train Tracks

Railroad TracksWhen we think of ransom, we typically think of a black-and-white movie with a kidnapper leaving notes made from a variety of newspaper cuttings. Today, ransom is much less melodramatic, much more common and targets something you might not expect: your computer files.

Adjustable Or Fixed-Rate Mortgage - Which Is Right For Me?

Hand holding a homeIf you're mortgage shopping, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options. Dozens of lenders, each with their own rates, terms, conditions and costs, can make the decision feel that way. But it doesn't have to be that difficult! The choice of which mortgage to go with starts with a simple question: fixed-rate or adjustable?

Zika Virus - How to Keep Your Family Safe

Mosquito on SkinSummer is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re involved in recreation league sports, hiking, or barbecues, there’s something for everyone. Usually, flying pests are just a nuisance. The worst they do is provide a minor irritation to an otherwise fine outing.

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