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  • Ordinary Trip to the Grocery Store With Your Kid? Explain as You Go

    We all know our kids are always watching and learning (even when we wish they weren’t). This applies to the way you use and manage money as well. Every day, you make decisions about money that might...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • Are Your Emotions Making You Poor?

    “Well-being is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.” – Zeno of Citium People are emotional. Emotion is an integral part of being human. Much of what we do and the decisions...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • CFPB Sues Think Finance For Collecting On Debts That Consumers Did Not Legally Owe

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed suit against Think Finance for its role in deceiving consumers into repaying loans that were not legally owed. In a suit filed in federal court, the CFPB alleges that...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • The Trump Bump and Housing

    MoneyTips Stocks Outpace Housing Few can argue that the stock market has experienced great growth under President Trump. The “Trump Bump” consists of an approximate 20% increase in both the Dow Jones and S&P 500 during the...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • Now That You’ve Frozen Your Credit, How Do You Thaw It?

    Following the massive Equifax breach, many Americans are placing freezes on their credit to prevent hackers and identity thieves from opening new accounts in their names. Not only did I recently discuss the option of freezing your...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • Changes in Social Security

    MoneyTips Every October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announces adjustments that are made to the Social Security program for the upcoming year. What effect will these changes for 2018 have on you? More Money for Beneficiaries –...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • FTC Halts Abusive Debt Collection Operation

    You have the right to be treated fairly by debt collectors. Under federal law, they can’t use abusive, deceptive or unfair practices to collect from you. But not all debt collectors play by the rules. In fact,...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back

    Company Paid $586 Million to Settle Charges The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union’s money transfer system between January 1, 2004 and January 19,...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back

    Company Paid $586 Million to Settle Charges The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union’s money transfer system between January 1, 2004 and January 19,...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • FTC Halts Abusive Debt Collection Operation

    You have the right to be treated fairly by debt collectors. Under federal law, they can’t use abusive, deceptive or unfair practices to collect from you. But not all debt collectors play by the rules. In fact,...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    AFNI INC. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-08-11T00:00:00 Product: Other debt Issue: False statements or representation Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I received my credit report and found that Afni Inc falsely reported the following account number...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Meridian ARG Inc. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-08-11T00:00:00 Product: I do not know Issue: Communication tactics Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: log of recent calls : XXXX XXXX XXXX at XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Trident Asset Management, L.L.C. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-08-11T00:00:00 Product: Other debt Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I noticed in XX/XX/XXXX that Trident Asset Management added an account...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Jonathan C. Frank & Associates, LLC – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-08-11T00:00:00 Product: I do not know Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: Starting on XX/XX/XXXX I began receiving calls from XXXX...

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    OPTIMUM OUTCOMES, INC. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-08-11T00:00:00 Product: Medical debt Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: Optimum Outcomes has sent serverl invoices stating there is a outstanding balance of {$290.00}....

    • Posted November 20, 2017
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