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5 Ways to Spot an IRS Scam (and Report Them)

Tax season is peak time for scammers. Don't be one of the thousands scammed out of money and their personal information. Learn five tax scams to watch out for and how to report them.

Preparing for a Recession

Recessions are an unavoidable part of any economy. But you can weather the storm by anticipating challenges early and preparing for the future. Here are some essential steps to help you plan for uncertain times.

How to avoid the Social Security Scam

The Social Security number scam — in which a fake officer from the Social Security office calls and claims there’s an issue with your number and you must make a payment to fix it — is not going away.

Credit or Debit or Both? (Oh My!)

But while credit cards are better for a bank’s bottom line, the real question is what’s better for yours? Both forms of plastic have pros and cons.

Financial Milestones for Young Adults

Here’s how to make the most of your first credit card and other payment methods on the road to full-fledged adulthood (and financial freedom)

How to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa Oasis

When the times comes to renovate your bathroom, think spa. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. Some fresh paint and switching out your textiles can make a nice change. Or, if you are thinking bigger, check out our tips!

Don't Fall Victim to a Wrong Number Scam

According to a recent report from the phone app Truecaller, one out of every 6 Americans has lost money due to a phone scam. That’s unfortunate, and a sign that the scourge of cell phone life — robocalls — is more than just a nuisance, it’s a real problem.

Strategies for Retirement

Retirement should be mostly fun and games. But that doesn’t mean it takes some work (pun intended) to get there. Here are two key financial habits that you should have nailed down before you retire. Adopt these strategies and retirement will be as fun as you want it to be.

Refinancing to a 15-Year Mortgage

Most mortgages start as a 30-year fixed loan. These spread out your principal payments and help to keep your monthly costs low. The downside is you pay interest for 30 years! We’ll look at the benefits of refinancing to a 15-year fixed loan and whether it makes sense for you.

3 Reasons to use your Credit Card for Subscriptions

Many subscriptions require a linked credit card to start the service. But if they don’t, you should consider doing so. Linking a subscription to your credit card offers a few benefits.

6 Home Remodeling Tips

Remodeling is not for the faint of heart, but it also doesn’t have to take your sanity to the brink either. Here are some tips to make your renovations go off without a hitch.

Paying With Mobile Can Be Safer Than Plastic — If You Do It Right

Our smartphones make life easier in so many ways. Understanding the latest security innovations and protections — layered passwords, staying off public wifi — can make a big difference.

Buying a Car vs. Leasing

When it comes to cars, the question of whether to lease or buy is asked. For some, the thought of a brand new car every three years is enticing, but for others, owning their car just makes sense. Join us as we look at both options and learn which may be the right choice for you.

Get Set for a Baby

Signs you’re financially ready to have a baby. From budgeting, to leave and long term planning, we're looking at how to get as ready as you can for a new baby.

How to Buy a House

When it comes to buying a house there are a lot of steps, and while we wish it was as simple as putting in an offer on your dream home, it’s just not. Here are the steps you can expect to take on your journey to homeownership.

Credit Reports: Your Digital Defense

Credit reports are a great defense tactic against fraud. And, if the FBI recommends watching your credit, it's probably a good idea to watch your credit!

Three Thoughts on Retirement

Here are three questions to ask yourself before taking Social Security payments.

Everything You Need to Know About Emerging Buy Now, Pay Later Methods

Buy now, pay later makes shopping for big-ticket items more affordable for consumers, but if you don’t keep up with payments, you could owe more than you expected.

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