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Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save Insurance October 19, 2017
If you're on Medicare, this is the time of year when you can change your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription…
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6 ways to stop package thieves from striking your home Scams & Rip-Offs October 18, 2017
With an ever-growing number of people shopping online, there are a lot of packages being delivered to people's homes. That's…
Northern California wildfires: Here’s how you can help
Northern California wildfires: Here’s how you can help Charity October 12, 2017
The death toll continues to rise in Northern California as fast-moving wildfires have caused widespread evacuations and destroyed more than…
Warning: False information about charities is spreading on Facebook
Warning: False information about charities is spreading on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs October 11, 2017
Following natural disasters like Irma, Harvey and the California wildfires, Americans show their true spirit as they come together to…
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes Money & Credit October 5, 2017
Financial planning and investing isn’t rocket science. It’s first and foremost about discipline. You set some goals, determine what needs…
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child Money & Credit October 4, 2017
Are you worried that your child may be a victim of identity theft due to the Equifax data breach? Here's…
9 travel safety tips to protect you & your wallet
9 travel safety tips to protect you & your wallet Travel October 2, 2017
If you're planning a trip, either alone or with a group, here are some safety tips to make sure you…
Warning: This Netflix scam could empty your bank account
Warning: This Netflix scam could empty your bank account Scams & Rip-Offs September 27, 2017
If you have a Netflix account, you need to know about a convincing new scam that could leave you with…
How to help Puerto Rico
Hurricane aftermath: Here’s how you can help Puerto Rico Donating & Volunteering September 25, 2017
Days after Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into the island nation, Puerto Rico, an American territory made up of 3.4…
Protect your checking account | 10 tips to manage financial risks you may not even know about
Protect your checking account | 10 tips to manage financial risks you may not even know about Money & Credit September 20, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement to make…
Equifax warning: These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams
Equifax warning: These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams Scams & Rip-Offs September 17, 2017
After Equifax failed to secure financial and other sensitive information belonging to 143 million U.S. consumers, it's no surprise that…
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace Cars September 11, 2017
Anytime there's widespread flooding in the U.S., you have to be wary about 'flood cars' entering the used car market.…
Warning: 10 ways to spot Harvey relief scams
Warning: 10 ways to spot Harvey relief scams Scams & Rip-Offs August 31, 2017
People across the country and around the world are opening up their wallets to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.…
Best Buy apologizes after photo of $43 water cases during Hurricane Harvey goes viral
Best Buy apologizes after photo of $43 water cases during Hurricane Harvey goes viral Scams & Rip-Offs August 30, 2017
Best Buy has apologized after a viral photo appeared to show a Houston-area store selling cases of bottled water for as…
Warning: Online scam targets Harvey storm victims
Warning: Online scam targets Harvey storm victims Scams & Rip-Offs August 29, 2017
The rain from Tropical Storm Harvey hasn't even stopped falling yet, but we're already getting word of a scam targeting…
That email from your boss? It might be a scam!
That email from your boss? It might be a scam! Scams & Rip-Offs August 23, 2017
The IRS has issued a new warning about a phishing scam that's working for the criminals — and they're coming…
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Warning: New scam gives criminals complete control of your online accounts Money & Banking Scams August 22, 2017
As phone scams keep evolving, criminals are beginning to realize they can exploit two-factor authentication to take control of accounts…
This work-at-home job opportunity is a scam, FTC warns
This work-at-home job opportunity is a scam, FTC warns Scams & Rip-Offs August 18, 2017
Working from home is something many people aspire to do, but there are a lot of scams that you need…
Warning: New ‘secret bank account’ scam will steal your identity
Warning: New ‘secret bank account’ scam will steal your identity Scams & Rip-Offs August 17, 2017
Despite what you may see in online videos and forums, you don't have a secret bank account from which to…
Free cruise robocall? You could get $900
Free cruise robocall? You could get $900 Do Not Call List August 16, 2017
If you’ve received a robocall saying you’ve won a free cruise, you may be able to cash in thanks to a…
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Warning: New phone scam targets DirecTV customers Scams & Rip-Offs August 15, 2017
Potential new and existing DirecTV customers need to know about a sneaky phone scam that could drain your bank account.…
BBB: Scam alert for college students heading back to school
BBB: Scam alert for college students heading back to school College & University August 15, 2017
As college is starting back up, the Better Business Bureau is warning students and parents or guardians of potential scams…
This free app blocks those annoying scam phone calls
This free app blocks those annoying scam phone calls Protect Your Identity August 15, 2017
If you're looking for a way to protect yourself from scam calls that threaten you and demand your financial information and you…
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones Money & Credit July 27, 2017
Readers of People magazine were wowed earlier this year by the touching story of a California man who cared for…
FCC proposes $120 million fine for alleged robocall scammer
FCC proposes $120 million fine for alleged robocall scammer Scams & Rip-Offs June 23, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $120 million fine against a Florida man accused of making 96 million spoofed…
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12 dangerous area codes you never want to dial Scams & Rip-Offs June 14, 2017
Have you ever tried to place a call and gotten a message that the call is outside your plan and…
New warning about buying cheap glasses online!
New warning about buying cheap glasses online! Scams & Rip-Offs June 7, 2017
If you've followed money expert Clark Howard for a long time, you know that he's long recommended buying cheap glasses…
The USPS mailbox scam: A sticky crime reportedly makes a comeback
The USPS mailbox scam: A sticky crime reportedly makes a comeback Scams & Rip-Offs June 6, 2017
We've told you before about the bogus package delivery scam and the threat that package thieves pose to your shipped…
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UPS and FedEx warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs May 25, 2017
UPS and FedEx are contending with a new wrinkle in package scams that involves fraudulently ordered electronics being returned to…
How to avoid these 6 summer scams
How to avoid these 6 summer scams Scams & Rip-Offs May 25, 2017
As the weather gets warmer, mosquitoes and ticks re-enter our lives, and along with them comes their larger cousin, the…
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