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Going Without Health Insurance Could ‘Bankrupt Me’

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Press play to hear Dave Price tell his story. Over the last eight years, Dave Price has beaten skin cancer, struggled with the transition into a new career in his 50s and eaten away at the savings he worked decades to build. What happens next is in the hands of the nine justices on the Supreme Court. Price, 59, is ... Read More »

    All Retirement Fears Boil Down to the Same Thing – Not Enough Money

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    A recent retirement poll cited too much debt as number four on its list of US fears and that even affluent populations are afraid of running out of money. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 A recent poll from Bankrate.com focuses on Americans’retirement fears about medical bills and that affluent populations are afraid of running out of money. What ... Read More »

      PenFed Credit and Debit Cards Now Offer Apple Pay

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      Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) announced today that it has joined the growing ranks of financial institutions that now brings Apple Pay, the easy, secure and private way to pay, to all its PenFed Visa credit and debit cardholders and American Express Cardmembers. Now, any of PenFed’s Visa and American Express cardholders may now ... Read More »

        A Fraudster’s Weapon of Choice: Your Phone

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        Phones are one of the few things people keep close by at nearly all times, and there are millions of people and companies using that to their advantage, including criminals. Phone calls are increasingly the most common way fraudsters contact potential victims — more than email or other online scams combined — according to a report released in February by ... Read More »

          Help! Credit Card Rewards Put Me Over the IRA Contribution Limit

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          What could be more painless than saving for retirement by having cash-back rewards automatically swept into your account? A card linked to your Roth IRA could automatically get a boost from rewards, and you would never miss the money. Except that the last part of “set it and forget it” can come back to haunt you at tax time. What ... Read More »

            3 Credit Card Math Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

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            Twenty years ago when Michael Riley first released his Credit Card Math tutorial, most people had no clue how interest on credit cards work. In fact, his revelations about how credit card interest and payment methods worked were considered so shocking that they ended up being featured in a national news program’s investigative report. Fast forward to today, and a ... Read More »

              4 Reasons a Great Credit Score Won’t Solve All Your Problems

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              More often than not I see clients who tell me they have good credit, yet are still struggling to pay their bills. Having a good credit score is great, but that alone does not necessarily mean you are good with managing your finances or that you’re not in debt. Let’s say you have a great credit score but you have ... Read More »

                Scammers Banned from Telemarketing, Selling Weight-Loss Products

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                Refused to Return Money to Spanish-speaking Consumers for Wrong or Defective Products The defendants in a scheme that charged Spanish-speaking consumers for unordered or defective products and made it costly or practically impossible for them to get their money back are banned from telemarketing and selling weight-loss products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. “The FTC is on ... Read More »

                  First Time Homebuyer Tips From American Consumer Credit Counseling

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                  Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 Purchasing a home is one of the most important and exciting life investments for an individual to make. In the wake of an economic recession, Americans are even more wary of becoming a first time homeowner. Although taking the plunge can be difficult, American Consumer Credit Counseling has these five tips to help first ... Read More »

                    National Debt Relief Talks About Repairing A Credit Score

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                    National Debt Relief recently shared in an article published February 19, 2015 how consumers can repair their credit scores rather easily. The article takes a look at the number of ways people can repair their credit scores with ease. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 National Debt Relief recently shared in an article published February 19, 2015 how consumers can ... Read More »

                      Why Choose a Personal Loan Over a Traditional Loan?

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                      By Jocelyn Baird, NextAdvisor.com There comes a time in many people’s lives when they need more money than they have. Sometimes a credit card can be a quick solution, but there are situations where credit cards just won’t work, and taking out a loan looks like the smartest option. All loans are not created equal, and in recent years the ... Read More »

                        National Debt Relief Explains The Two Types Of Reserve Funds

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                        National Debt Relief recently shared in an article published February 19, 2015 the two main types of a reserve fund. The article talks about how an emergency fund and a rainy day fund has the same financial objective but differs in a lot of ways. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 National Debt Relief recently shared in an article published ... Read More »

                          Dental Practice Owner Charged with Health Care Fraud and Identity Theft

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                          ALEXANDRIA, VA—Nazanien Ebrahimi, a/k/a “Nancy” Ebrahimi, 32, of Fairfax County, Virginia, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 26, 2015, on charges of wire fraud, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and making false statements relating to health care matters. Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in ... Read More »

                            Buying a Home? Be Ready for These Closing Costs

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                            For most of us, there’s no bigger purchase than buying a home. And with big purchases, even minor fees can carry a big price tag. Before signing the paperwork and taking on a mortgage, it’s a good idea to get educated about the process. Many people either don’t know or forget to factor in the closing costs they will pay. ... Read More »

                              4 Big Refinancing Questions Answered

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                              You may have heard about it on the news, your neighbors may be bragging about it or you could have even received eligibility notice in the mail — but what is the real deal behind refinancing? Before you crunch your personal numbers and weigh the costs and benefits of refinancing your mortgage, you need to be sure you understand what exactly ... Read More »

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