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How to Maximize Savings with Price Match Policies

Retail companies want to build a base of loyal customers, and many stores create policies designed to build customer trust. Matching competitor prices is one way to build loyalty while giving customers the confidence they are getting the best price for items they want to purchase. Common Price Matching Policies…

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Tips on Spending Within Your Holiday Budget

Pumpkin spice fills the air, holiday lights and trees brighten the streets and retail stores. It’s the time of year when the holiday spirit can add financial challenges, which come with holiday celebrations. Hosting parties, gift-giving, and family festivities can become a financial burden when tight budgets abound. Employing some…

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5 Smart Shopping Strategies to Start Using Today

Buying goods can become a routine that occurs without much thought. Each week you buy food, toiletries, and other necessities and wants. Then occasions arise, such as birthdays and holidays, which require you to adjust spending, at least temporarily. Building positive shopping habits that always apply, can save you money…

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5 Strategies to Save Money While Shopping Online

With 80% of Americans participating in online shopping at least a few times a month, the internet has become a growing factor in where and how you obtain needed products. Online resources provide a convenient way to purchase goods, with the click of a few buttons. However, the vast expanse…

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5 Holiday Travel Hacks

Individuals travel further during the holiday season, with a 54% increase in long-distance travel during Thanksgiving and a 23% increase during Christmas and New Years. Higher demand can significantly raise the cost of family visits. Consumers tend to pay the higher fares due to set travel dates. You only have…

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Home for The Holidays: Should You Drive or Fly?

Sometimes the question of whether to drive or fly to visit family during the holidays is obvious. Those living across the country or international travel will typically benefit more from flying and those living close by will always drive. It is the mid-range travel that begs the question: should you…

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How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Adding Debt

A study conducted by Lexington Law found that 57% of American adults with children admit they are willing to add debt to make their children happy. This mentality creates families too willing to go into debt, rather than reduce the number of gifts under the tree. Debt lingers longer for…

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Ins and Outs of Placing a Credit Freeze

With the recent Equifax breach, which released the personal information of over 145.5 million consumers, there is an increased desire to protect consumer credit information from thieves. When a hacker obtains your social security number attached to a name, address, and Birthdate, they have everything required to apply for and…

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Protecting Yourself Against Medical Identity Theft

The move to online medical records makes it easier to check your own file and eases the sharing of information between medical professionals. Doctors can coordinate care, check for negative reactions across multiple medications and better monitor patient care. The downside to online medical files is the vulnerability to cyber…

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Protecting Yourself Against Ransomware

Ransomware is an under-reported form of cyber-attack, which increased 6,000% between 2015 and 2016. It is making headlines as thieves demand more money and attack larger companies. In 2016, ransomware crimes stole more than 1 billion dollars from individuals and businesses, with 70% of attacks targeted at personal accounts. What…

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