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Plan Well, Retire Well

Saving and investing your money
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Who's Coming To Your Holiday Dinner?

It's the holiday season and we invite many friends, family and trusted people to our homes. Some of these guests we haven't seen in a few years and some we see very often. Nevertheless, our guests are usually people that we have a relationship with. How many of us consider safeguarding our valuables when we have friends and family over for the holidays? According to a...

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Don't Be A Victim! Avoid the most common Scams and Frauds

Don't Be A Victim! Avoid the Most common Scams and Frauds In this changing economy, some things have not changed but have grown out of control. That is Scams and Fraud committed on many American consumers. Surprisingly, economic studies have been able to narrow down some of the most common scams and frauds. The following information may make the difference between being...

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Payday Loans: Money Solution or Problem?

Today, we welcome Dedra Thomas, Extension Educator - Consumer Economics in Cook County, as our newest blogger. Dedra holds an MBA and is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF). In today's economy there are many consumers living from paycheck to paycheck and without a savings plan. Emergencies arise, as they always do, and the consumer is left with few choices to meet...

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