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Wells Fargo
Report: Wells Fargo facing new action over alleged auto insurance abuses Insurance March 15, 2018
In what seems to be a never-ending saga of customer abuse, here's the latest chapter for Wells Fargo... The embattled…
If you bought a Snuggie, you may have some money coming your way
If you bought a Snuggie, you may have some money coming your way Suits & Settlements March 15, 2018
Few things feel as warm and comforting as a Snuggie, the body-length blanket made out of fleece or nylon —…
FBI warning: Online scam targets car buyers
FBI warning: Online scam targets car buyers Scams & Rip-Offs March 15, 2018
If you're shopping around for a new car, RV or boat, beware of criminals who are posting online ads for…
Retirees relaxing on the beach
How happy retirees can spend $82,770 a year without having millions in the bank Money & Credit March 7, 2018
Retirement can be a a joyous time. Freedom abounds; you get to choose how you spend your days. For some…
10 ways other than Uber & Lyft to make money using your car
10 ways other than Uber & Lyft to make money using your car Jobs & Military March 7, 2018
Let's face it: A 9 to 5 is not for everyone, and that's OK. Advances in technology and the way…
Fraud alert: Scammers seek iTunes gift cards for ‘back taxes’
Fraud alert: Scammers seek iTunes gift cards for ‘back taxes’ Taxes March 6, 2018
As tax season rages on, so too do the scams associated with paying your taxes. Particularly hot right now are…
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace Cars March 5, 2018
Anytime after widespread flooding in the U.S. — like the kind you have right now in the Northeast — you have…
Who’s more susceptible to scams…millennials or seniors?
Who’s more susceptible to scams…millennials or seniors? Scams & Rip-Offs March 5, 2018
There's probably a 20-something in your life who's plugged in all the time, lives a life of non-stop social media…
medicare card
Missed initial enrollment for Medicare? You have until March 31 to sign up! Insurance March 2, 2018
Did you neglect to sign up for Medicare when you first became eligible? Well, you've now got a second chance…
13 Jobs with the biggest pay raises
20 great-paying jobs that only require a 2-year degree Employment Trends & Job Market March 2, 2018
Money expert Clark Howard has long said that continuing education is the key to finding a good job in a…
Warning: Do NOT buy these dietary supplements
Warning: Do NOT buy these dietary supplements Health March 2, 2018
Scammers are targeting Americans who are addicted to opioids by marketing phony treatment options, according to a new warning from…
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS Taxes February 27, 2018
The IRS has a new warning about fake tax refunds being deposited into the bank accounts of taxpayers. Most of…
Vacation calendar
Vacation rental scams are back, just in time for spring break Travel February 26, 2018
Spring break is just around the corner and an old scam is back with new hazards — whether you're looking…
Warning: This new Amazon scam is coming after your money!
Warning: This new Amazon scam is coming after your money! Scams & Rip-Offs February 23, 2018
Have you ever needed to contact Amazon's customer service department and searched Google for the phone number? That's how some…
These 10 job interview mistakes can destroy your chances of getting hired
These 10 job interview mistakes can destroy your chances of getting hired Jobs & Employment February 22, 2018
Nearly half of employers know if a candidate is a good fit or not within the first five minutes of…
How to run a background check on yourself
How to run a background check on yourself Jobs & Military February 20, 2018
Background checks can be one of the most nerve-racking activities related to getting a new job. In many cases, it’s…
amazon boxes
Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs February 13, 2018
Have you heard of a new Amazon package scam called "brushing?" This crime involves having packages you didn't order from…
Valentine's Day Scams
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love! Scams & Rip-Offs February 12, 2018
Valentine’s Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online. But while you might be looking…
Identity Theft
10 things you must do if your identity is stolen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 9, 2018
As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always…
Aldi skimmer
Warning: Criminal ring outfitting Aldi supermarkets with card skimmers Scams & Rip-Offs February 8, 2018
You're probably familiar with skimmers on ATMs and how they can be used to steal money out of your checking…
Walgreens to pay $2M fine for overcharging customers, selling expired baby formula
Walgreens to pay $2M fine for overcharging customers, selling expired baby formula Shopping & Retail February 7, 2018
How many times have you gotten up to the register at a store and had to fight for your right…
No, you didn’t get a raise in February — but your take-home pay is about get bigger!
No, you didn’t get a raise in February — but your take-home pay is about get bigger! Budgeting & Saving February 2, 2018
A lot of workers are about to get a pleasant surprise in their February paychecks — more money! RELATED: Here’s…
7 tax scams you need to watch out for in 2018
7 tax scams you need to watch out for in 2018 Taxes January 31, 2018
IRS scammers are working overtime this season in an attempt to steal your identity and money. Here are a few…
Warning: What you need to know about the so-called ‘license plate scam’
Warning: What you need to know about the so-called ‘license plate scam’ Scams & Rip-Offs January 31, 2018
Do you have your license plate number memorized? Here's a good reason why you should! The Fishers Police Department in…
A keyboard attached to the ATM port. Image: FireEye
Hitting the ‘jackpot’: New crimes cause ATMs to gush cash Money & Banking Scams January 29, 2018
It's every crook's dream — an ATM that spits out cash like a geyser erupting and doesn't stop until the…
Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim
Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim Income Taxes January 25, 2018
Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want…
How to make some serious extra cash with focus groups
How to make some serious extra cash with focus groups Jobs & Military January 24, 2018
If you want to bring in extra money without a long-term commitment, then you might want to look into participating in a…
freelancers independent contractors
Freelancers with benefits: Be your own boss and still have health coverage and retirement! Jobs & Employment January 23, 2018
Many people think of freelancing as the sexy new thing to do. You're not tied down to an office desk,…
IRS scam
Alert: W-2 scams are back for 2018 — here’s what you need to know Taxes January 22, 2018
If you work in payroll or human resources and you get an email from your boss with a friendly "Hi,…
aveeno
Bought Aveeno Active Naturals? Act quickly to claim this settlement money! News January 18, 2018
If you've bought the Aveeno Active Naturals brand over the last 10 years, you may be entitled to some money.…
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