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The Payday Lending Trap


You’re in a financial bind and need some quick cash. You’ve seen payday loan stores all over town and think "Maybe I should try that…” 

Don't fall into that trap! Getting a loan with a payday lender could send you down a deep hole that may take years to get out of.
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10 Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know

Buying a home is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it’s also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It’s important to understand these 10 essential terms so you’re ready to make smart decisions with your money.
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How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you’re protecting yourself before you hit "send.” If the wrong people access your accounts, you might find yourself with a lot less in the bank than you thought. Here are six steps you can take to help make sure that doesn’t happen.
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0% Auto Loan Might Not Be the Best Deal

In seeking the best deal on your next car, you might’ve stumbled upon advertisements or offers to get a 0% interest auto loan. As great as this sounds, you may not save as much as you expect with this type of incentive.
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Building a Credit Score From Scratch


Young adults starting out on their own often bump into a cold fact of financial life: Having no credit history can limit your options just as much as having bad credit does.
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How to Safeguard Your Cash and Personal Info at ATMs

An ATM can be a lifesaver when you’re on the go and need some fast cash. But as helpful as these machines can be, they’re also magnets for fraudsters who are out to make a quick buck. In fact, criminals stole data from magnetic-strip debit cards at ATMs at the highest rate in over 20 years during the first several months of 2015, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
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