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  • 3 Things to Look Out for If You’re a Victim of the Premera Blue Cross Security Breach

    Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer serving patients in Washington and Alaska, announced Tuesday it was the target of a cyberattack that accessed millions of customers’ personal, financial and medical information. An investigation reportedly discovered the attack began...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • The Great Illusion of Retirement Savings

    The nation is facing a looming retirement income crisis. Average retirees today are not well off. Tomorrow’s average senior is likely to be in worse shape. Instead of addressing this looming crisis, too many of the nation’s...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Can I Deal With a Debt Collector Over Email?

    Over the past 25 years, the way individuals communicate with each other has changed dramatically. From telephone calls and faxes to emails and text messages, advancements in technology have made it much easier for individuals to get in touch...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • CreditRepair.com Responds to Pending Credit-Reporting Changes

    Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 16, 2015 CreditRepair.com, a leading provider of credit report repair services, reacts favorably to the new agreement announced Monday between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the three biggest U.S....

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • When Should I Pull My Credit Reports?

    A close friend recently asked me for advice about reviewing her credit reports and credit scores. A few years ago, when she got a mortgage, her scores were very good — in the 800s — but she has since had a run-in...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • The 8 Very Worst Mistakes You Can Make With Credit Cards

    Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 15, 2015 National Debt Relief recently shared some of the worst credit card mistakes that consumers are guilty of in an article published March 3, 2015. The article titled “The 8 Very Worst...

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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  • 3 Questions That Can Lead You to a Better Retirement

    How do we decide what percentage of our income to earmark for retirement? Undoubtedly we think about the bills we have to pay, the medical expenses we might incur, the food and personal care items we need...

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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  • How We Started a Business in Our 70s

    Husband and wife team Rick and Jari Searns, of Williamsville, N.Y., have been entrepreneurs for almost their entire working lives — roughly 45 years. They have successfully launched and sold three staffing companies, one of which was...

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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  • There’s a Catch to Income-Based Repayment That Could Cost You Money

    When it comes to dealing with student loans it can be a good news-bad news situation. While there are some good options to dealing with student loans when you can’t afford the payments, not all loans are...

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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  • Why Student Borrowers Deserve the Same Tax Break As Homeowners

    At a time when bipartisanship seems quaint, Senators Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) appear to have set aside their ideological differences long enough to collaborate on legislation that would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief...

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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  • DebtWave Credit Counseling, Inc. Provides Financial Boost to San Diego Military

    San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2015 As a part of their community outreach, DebtWave Credit Counseling, Inc.’s comprehensive, financial education platform, the San Diego Financial Literacy Center (SDFLC) (http://www.sdflc.org), hosts a quarterly, interactive lunch and learn...

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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  • Morgan Drexen Supports Changes

    COSTA MESA, Calif., March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calling it an opportunity for the “little guy” to catch his financial breath, Morgan Drexen, an MDRX Services company (http://www.morgandrexen.com) today announced their support of changes being made...

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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  • The 7 Money Mistakes That Parents Make

    When it comes to teaching our kids about money, the one right way does not exist. There are, however, things that all parents can do to guide them along a path and empower them to learn good...

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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  • Lexington Law Responds to the Significant Shift in Credit Reporting

    Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 16, 2015 Lexington Law, a consumer advocacy law firm and trusted leader in credit report repair, responds in favor to the agreement announced on Monday by Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, to...

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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  • A Simple Chart That Explains Why College Tuition Is Going Up

    Americans of all ages grapple with the cost of higher education, whether it’s trying to save for the future, choosing a college or repaying student loan debt. Tuition and fees at U.S. colleges has increased an average...

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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