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Payday lenders spreading like wildfire

Payday lenders spreading like wildfire

There are now more payday lenders in America than there are McDonald’s. Why you should avoid payday loans.

Avoid the traps of a gym contract

Avoid the traps of a gym contract

Losing a couple pounds can mean losing a lot of money. Beware of signing a gym contract -- here's why.

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Child Fined for Missing a Friend's Birthday Party

If you've ever been invited to a party but were unable to make it and decided to skip out, you may want to rethink that in the future. BBC News reports that 5-year-old Alex Nash of Cornwall was invited to a classmate's birthday party at a ski center just before ...

 

5 Misleading Ads That Can Wipe Out Your Wallet

The motto of my show is "save more, spend less, and avoid ripoffs." But what if you can’t recognize those ripoffs when you’re faced with alluring advertising pitches? Here are 5 kinds of misleading ads to watch out for. Pay your home off in half the time! You can pay ...

Beware of Sneak Attack Bank Fees

While you've been enjoying egg nog this holiday season, your bank was hoping you wouldn't notice they were trying to pull another fast one on you. Bank fees: A little coal in your stocking Banks use December as one of their favorite months to put a lump of coal in ...

Legitimate work-from-home opportunities

Legitimate work-from-home opportunities

I have a list of legitimate ways to work at home to help balance your budget this holiday season. But be careful of work-at-home traps that will actually cost you more in the end.

Protect your iPhone against this new virus

Protect your iPhone against this new virus

For the first time ever there is a significant virus that is stealing data from iPhones. Here’s how it works, and how to keep your phone from getting infected.

 

4 Holiday Scams You Need To Know About

The holidays are a prime time for scams. Don't let the Grinch ruin your Christmas! Follow this advice to protect yourself. Special thanks to USA Today for the inspiration for this article. Here are a few of the most commom holiday scams 1. PUPPY SCAM PROBLEM: The American Kennel Club ...

Protect against retail data breach this holiday

Protect against retail data breach this holiday

Despite all the retail computer breaches, a survey shows that isn't going to stop holiday shoppers this year. How to protect your information from getting stolen this holiday season.

Warning Signs of Investment Scams

What's behind the continuing lure of Ponzi schemes? I think it's that we want to believe the path to El Dorado is easy. It's an oversimplification to say it's all just about greed; it's really that we want things to be easy, we want that one answer that creates financial ...

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