Monthly Archives: January 2014

How to Master Couponing With Minimal Effort

If you’ve ever seen TLC’s “Extreme Couponing,” you might conclude that coupons are for crazy people. You don’t need a five-year supply of toilet paper, and you especially don’t want to devote 40 hours a week to planning your grocery … Continue reading

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Is Target’s free credit monitoring safe?

Is Target’s free credit monitoring safe?News from ABC Action News: Kellie Kruse is one of millions of Target shoppers who recently opened their inbox to find an e-mail offering free credit monitoring.    But after Target’s massive data theft, Kruse says … Continue reading

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Extension suggests dates to check free credit report

Extension suggests dates to check free credit reportNews from Watertown Daily Times: JUNEAU — To make it easier for people to monitor their financial well-being, UW-Extension educators are promoting the “Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10,” reminding … Continue reading

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Should You Rent or Sell Your Home?

Ryan Severino liked the location of his family’s home in Scotch Plains, N.J., but he also thought they needed more space. So in the summer of 2011, they decided to buy a bigger house. Mortgage interest rates were down, and … Continue reading

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How to Squash 5 Retirement Fears

Barbara Friedberg With baby boomers either retired or heading down the retirement path, retirement fears tend to creep in. Some retirees or soon-to-be retirees have nothing to fear about retirement, but others’ fears may be well-founded. Do you have realistic … Continue reading

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Family finances: family finance tips from the pros

Family finances: family finance tips from the prosNews from Chicago Tribune: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance We asked the experts to share money-saving strategies they recommend or use themselves. Tim Maurer, certified financial planner and a vice president at the Financial Consulate, … Continue reading

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Target’s free credit report a challenge for those without Internet

Target’s free credit report a challenge for those without InternetNews from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Target’s recent data breach has led thousands of consumers to sign up for a year free credit monitoring through Experian’s ProtectMyID, but some Target customers have … Continue reading

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UW-Extension highlights way to check credit report

UW-Extension highlights way to check credit reportNews from Marshfield News-Herald: Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email Reset my password Cancel OK Resend Email You must have browser cookies … Continue reading

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8 Errors You’re Most Likely to Make on Your Tax Return

You’re starting to think about your taxes – or maybe you’re fully engaged and already working on them. Either way, be careful. Last year, the Internal Revenue Service said it discovered 2.7 million errors made by 22 million taxpayers on … Continue reading

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Free Credit Report Offered By Target; Avoid Phishing Scams

Free Credit Report Offered By Target; Avoid Phishing ScamsNews from WebProNews: Target announced in mid-December that millions of customers were affected by a data breach. Hackers were able to obtain credit and debit card information, as well as names, addresses … Continue reading

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