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  • NetSpend refunds coming

    Do you know somebody who had a NetSpend debit card but had trouble activating it? If so, this blog post is for you. NetSpend Corporation is providing refunds to settle FTC charges that people couldn’t get access...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • FTC Returns Money to Victims of Auto Loan Modification Scheme

    The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 288 checks totaling more than $109,000 to people who paid an up-front fee to Regency Financial Services, which promised to get them better terms for their auto loans. According to the...

    • Posted June 27, 2017
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  • Financial Lessons From My Father

    Where do most people first learn about personal finance? Whether they realize it or not the answer is usually “from their parents.” Some of these money lessons are more explicit, such as figuring out how many weeks’...

    • Posted June 27, 2017
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  • Paying Off Your Debts

    Paying off your debts can be easy. All it takes is a little bit of work, some knowledge, and commitment. There are many techniques that can help you, that can help reduce balances, and quickly free up...

    • Posted June 26, 2017
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  • Cleaning Up Credit Isn’t Easy but It Can Open Doors

    The Great Recession took a heavy toll on Jackie Horvath while she was living in Tampa, Florida. Business dried up to the point where she had to shut down a once-thriving venture. She lost her home and...

    • Posted June 23, 2017
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  • Do These 5 Things Before the Next Economic Meltdown

    ountries around the world, including the United States, have been experiencing recessions, depressions, market crashes, and debt crises for years. Although not entirely unpredictable, these dire situations often come as a surprise to most citizens. Mostly because...

    • Posted June 23, 2017
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  • The FTC Doesn’t Need Your Bank Info

    Here at the FTC, we’re known for getting things done on behalf of regular people. Unfortunately, sometimes scammers try to take advantage of our good reputation. The latest example: Some people have gotten an email that claims...

    • Posted June 22, 2017
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  • How Much Is Envy Costing You?

    Envy: painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another, joined with a desire to possess the same advantage ~ Webster’s Dictionary No one wants to admit to feeling envious. Yet envy could be driving you...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Can Credit Repair Services Actually Improve My Credit?

    Having bad credit is a situation that has a negative impact on your financial health. It’s why there are thousands of credit repair services that exist. These places aim to help people improve their credit standing, and...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Where Are You in Your Financial Lifecycle?

    A financial lifecycle is a term that financial professionals use to describe where we are in our life and how it affects our financial situation. It’s a way of measuring where we are and where we should...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Surprised by a Credit Score Drop?

    How do credit bureaus calculate your credit score? It may seem that there are people in secret rooms armed with dartboards, roulette wheels, or Magic 8-Balls attempting to assess your credit score daily. Sometimes it goes down,...

    • Posted June 19, 2017
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  • Refunds Now Available from Amazon for Unauthorized In-App Purchases

    Amazon.com, Inc. has begun offering refunds to consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children. More than $70 million in charges incurred between November 2011 and May 2016 may be eligible for refunds. All eligible consumers should...

    • Posted June 19, 2017
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  • A New Debt Peak

    Are you aware of your credit card limit, the total dollar amount that your credit card issuer will generally allow you to spend without involving penalties, fees, or declined transactions? If you do not spend anywhere close...

    • Posted June 19, 2017
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  • How Fast Will Identity Thieves Use Stolen Info?

    If you’ve been affected by a data breach, or otherwise had your information hacked or stolen, you’ve probably asked yourself, “What happens when my stolen information is made public?” At the FTC’s Identity Theft workshop this morning,...

    • Posted June 19, 2017
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  • Is There Actually Value in Working for Free?

    If there’s one thing the vast majority of people in our increasingly divided nation can agree on these days it’s that working hard and not getting paid for it sucks. That’s probably why, in addition to calls...

    • Posted June 19, 2017
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