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Consumer Tip: How to Handle Medical Identity Theft

Your daily money bite

Medical identity theft often occurs when someone steals your health insurance card or some other…

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CFPB Releases Safe Student Account Scorecard

Bureau aims to shield students from underhanded practices

The CFPB is looking for consumers to weigh in on a Safe Student Account Scorecard,…

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Some Consumers Are More Concerned about Going Broke Than Dying

Are you one of them?

Financial concerns are gripping some consumers with terror.

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Cell Phone Bill

You can get service for three lines for as little as $80 a month

A report identifies four ways for consumers to reduce their monthly cell phone bill.

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Consumer Tip: Save Money on Hotel Costs

Keep more cash in your pocket

If you’re traveling this winter, there are plenty of ways for you to cut back…

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Getting Help for a Money Disorder

Learn what is and isn't normal when it comes to money

The first step to getting help for a money disorder is to determine whether or…

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How to Get Rid of Unwanted Gift Cards

Don't let your cards go to waste

Are you among the thousands of consumers who never use their gift cards?

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Many Consumers Can’t Cover Unexpected Expenses

Are you putting away enough for a rainy day?

Just 38% of Americans have enough money stashed away in their savings accounts to cover…

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Kickstarter Reveals Which Day People Are Most Likely to Support Your Campaign

Kickstarting your project on certain days may maximize pledges

Kickstarter, the platform creators use to seek financial backing for their projects, released breakdown data…

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Recognizing the Signs of a Money Disorder

Learn what is and isn't normal when it comes to money

If you have a chronic problem with your finances, money brings more pain than pleasure,…

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Fail Proof Plan to Save Money this New Year

Saving is easy with this simple plan

Each year we set new year’s resolutions with pure intentions to see them through, but…

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What You Should Know about FAFSA

Arm yourself with the information you need

If you’re preparing to head to college, one important task you’ll have to attend to…

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Uber Expected to Raise Prices New Year’s Eve

Beware of heightened Uber prices this holiday

A disproportionate increase in uber prices is expected this New Year’s Eve.

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Infographic: The Real Cost of the Perfect Gift

How much are you shelling out to make others happy?

Are you still looking for that perfect gift? Well, Christmas is tomorrow so you better…

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Bureau of Economic Analysis Report Shows Personal Income Slightly Rose in November

Salaries saw a slight uptick last month

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that personal income increased $54.4 billion, or 0.4%,…

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oil

Gas Prices Drop Less Than $2 in These Cities

Fill up in these cities

Americans have already determined that they won’t be spending more this Holiday, despite the money they’re…

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Bankrate’s Laura Adams Explains C.L.U.E. Reports

Tips for getting the best insurance rates

Some surprising actions that can hike up your insurance rates.

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Walgreens State of Small Gifting Report

Do you remember those who serve you?

If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your housekeeper or you just…

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Sprint Mifi

Sprint Overcharges Customers, Fined $105 Million

Company found to be practicing 'cramming' by U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sprint overcharges customers and faces a $105 million lawsuit.

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Consumer Tip: Take Advantage of Free Shipping Day

You might not have to pay a dime for shipping today

If you’re still pulling your holiday shopping list together, today is your lucky day.

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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