5 Ways You’re at Risk for Identity Theft

It’s the fastest-growing crime in America, and every minute, 19 people fall prey to it. What is it? Identity theft. In addition to the personal violation you feel, identity theft is costly and time-consuming to reverse. It’s fairly easy to prevent identity theft just by changing some of the habits you may not know are putting you at risk. Here are five ways you may be putting yourself...

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Summer Fun on a Budget

With kids out of school and weather that begs for a trip to the beach or pool, the summer months mean summer vacations. And summer vacations mean lots of money, right? Not necessarily. There are plenty of ways you can enjoy amazing summer trips on a budget. Here’s how: Stay close to home. Have you ever taken the time to explore your own backyard? Chances are, there are some amazing hidden vacation...

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The Best Businesses for Dog Lovers

I recently visited some friends from college in Dallas. One of the first things I noticed was how dog-friendly the city is. I commented on it as we sat down to lunch. “Everyone has a dog here,” one of my friends told me. I soon realized that everyone at our table had several things in common: 1) We were all 30-something, child-free professionals. 2) We all had dogs. 3) We all spent...

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Five Reasons You Don’t Need a Financial Advisor

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  A few days ago I brought up a few of the benefits of using a financial advisor or planner. But is a financial advisor really necessary? Maybe not. Here are five reasons why you don’t need a financial advisor. 1. Many are commission-based. A number of financial advisors work on commission, making a percentage of their money on trades you may or may not need. If you’re working...

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