Category Archives: Personal Finance

5 tips to keep you scam-free this summer brought to you by USA.gov

For the majority of Americans who plan to take a vacation, attend a concert, or work on their home or garden this summer, this season comes with its own unique consumer challenges. Here are the top five scams and frauds … Continue reading

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Indebtedness has serious effects on health: BMC Public Health

Health effects of indebtedness: a systematic review Elina Turunen and Heikki Hiilamo BMC Public Health 2014, 14:489 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-489 Published: 22 May 2014 Abstract (provisional) Background In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, millions of households have been left with … Continue reading

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Mental health problems can be linked to debt issues

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has shown that people in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health problem than those not in debt. There is currently around £156 billion in unsecured debt such … Continue reading

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FTC acts against spam, robocalling operations

The Federal Trade Commission has moved to shut down an international network of scammers that sent millions of unwanted text messages to consumers, using the lure of “free” gift cards and electronics to entice consumers into an elaborate scheme designed … Continue reading

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We kid you not. Tips to Help You Save Money‏, from USA.gov.

5 Easy Ways to Get Involved in America Saves Week and Save Successfully By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Manager America Saves Week, February 25 – March 2, 2013, is chance for individuals to assess their own saving status and … Continue reading

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Government offers advice on saving versus spending, via the nation’s teachers

Teach Kids How to Save Money During America Saves Week   Get your students started on the right path with good savings habits. February 25 - March 2 is America Saves Week. Here are some excellent resources to plan a teaching … Continue reading

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Costly credit report errors on 5 per cent of records, says FTC

A Federal Trade Commission study of the U.S. credit reporting industry found that five percent of consumers had errors on one of their three major credit reports that could lead to them paying more for products such as auto loans … Continue reading

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American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates, Fourth Edition: An Interactive Guide to Preparing Your Wills, Estates, Trusts, and Taxes

The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates, Fourth Edition, is the user-friendly guide that contains everything you need to know about planning an estate and preparing a will. It is organized in easy-to-follow chapters with sidebars containing tips, checklists, … Continue reading

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Women negotiate differently for pay increases

Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2012)- Studies have shown that women are less likely to take the most direct approach to ensure that they receive fair pay compared to their male counterparts – simply asking. So what happens when women … Continue reading

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Where is America moving? Atlas Van Lines’ 2012 Migration Trends

EVANSVILLE, Ind.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-According to one of the nation’s leading movers, Atlas Van Lines, there have been more shifts from inbound and outbound to balanced states in 2012. The 2012 Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns study found Southwestern and Mid-Atlantic coastal … Continue reading

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A compassionate and compelling book that will change the way you think and talk about your money

If you’ve ever bought a personal finance book, watched a TV show about stock picking, listened to a radio show about getting out of debt, or attended a seminar to help you plan for your retirement, you’ve probably heard some … Continue reading

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How to Invest in healthy foods, weight loss and more family time

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Motif Investing, the company that pioneered ideas-based stock investing, has analyzed how common New Year’s resolutions might translate into potential investment ideas for 2013. The result: sticking to self-improvement plans like dieting or … Continue reading

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Keeping a Good Credit Score is Important During the Holidays Too‏, says USA.gov alert

We received this email today from USA.gov. The headlines and all of the copy are theirs. — The Editors Order Pay Attention to Your Credit Report a free publication to learn steps to get and keep a good credit score. … Continue reading

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