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The debit card in your wallet is physically indistinguishable from your credit cards. It even has a Visa or MasterCard logo on it. Despite the similarities, it’s important to understand some key differences between the two kinds of cards. Credit card liability is limited for you. If your card is stolen or accessed fraudulently, the…

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5 Tips to Going Paperless

We wrote yesterday about the pros and cons of going paperless, and switching from mailed bank & billing statements to electronic ones. If you do decide to make the switch, we’ve got some advice for how to do it: Save a permanent copy. Paper statements are permanent, but some creditors and banks won’t keep your…

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More and more banks, creditors and utility companies are urging customers to go paperless and get all of their billing statements online. There are obvious advantages to this kind of arrangement—it’s better for the environment, for one—but there are downsides to consider. Should you go Paperless? Pros: Less waste Easier to gather info at tax…

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February is American Heart Month, and we’d love to help you find ways to improve your heart health without jeopardizing your financial fitness. A gym membership can be a great way to keep active and do heart-healthy exercise, but we know from over 40 years of financial counseling that gym memberships can be a painful…

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This article offers six warning signs your spending is becoming a problem. If these signs apply to you, this article may help you spot financial spending danger zones and improve your spending habits. One of the most difficult obstacles our financial education counselors face when dealing with our clients is that they aren’t always honest with…

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