Archives for October, 2010

29 Oct

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Unlike my coworker Anna who has switched to digital reading, I still love the feel of a book. I pick up books in a number of places including garage sales, thrift stores, and bargain bins. Occasionally, I’ll even pay full price (usually when I’m...
25 Oct

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Halloween tricks or treats come along only once a year, but the consequences of financial decisions usually last far past the next spooky holiday. Options that seem good on the surface, if not handled properly, can have long-lasting negative consequ...
22 Oct

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Imposters are waiting for the opportunity to use your name, social security number and credit card number. In fact, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America with more than 9 million victims each year. I had the opportunity to ...
20 Oct

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Recently I received an email from what appeared to be from my bank. The email notified me that there was strange activity to my online account and I needed to verify certain personal information within 48 hours or my account would be deleted. After ...
18 Oct

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How safe are you from identity theft? Unfortunately, a lot of the information you need to protect is kept in a very vulnerable place—your wallet. Fortunately, there are ways to h...
18 Oct

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When something happens 10 million times per year, it’s worth noting, and in recent years, that’s how many victims of identity theft have reported the abuse to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Further, ID theft has remained the number one comp...
15 Oct

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Halloween provides an opportunity to look outrageous. And while it may be fun to go incognito, it is important not to lose your head. After all, with an average wig costing $20, Halloween expenses can quickly become unsettling. H...
14 Oct

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Frugal families know that you don’t have to spend a lot to look great on Halloween. If your child’s costume cost less than $20 total, enter it into our Frugal Kids’ Costume Contest for a chance to win some great priz...
13 Oct

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It may be because the holiday season is approaching, but electronic reading devices seem to be all the rage lately. These digital readers can be quite expensive, but I’ve always heard that the electronic copy of a book can be much less expensive t...