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5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Payday Loan Scams

Need cash fast? You aren't alone. Many people find themselves in a bind with payday looming far ahead. Payday loan services offer the cash you need right away. However, it is important not to let the allure of fast money get in the way of your common sense. Many
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Refinance Now To Get The Best Rates Before It's Too Late

Did you know now is one of the best times in recent history to refinance? That's right, 30-year fixed mortgage interest rates are at a historic low, averaging around 4%, and more homeowners are qualifying for a refinance with the help of the Home Affordability Refinance Program
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5 Things Excellent Credit Can Do for You

Have you ever thought of how an excellent credit score may impact your life? It's no secret that there are a number of benefits to having a high score. Simply put, it can affect many of your current and future financial decisions. If your credit is excellent,
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Will Checking My Personal Loan Rate Hurt My Credit?

Q: I received a letter in the mail telling me I might qualify for a personal loan. Will it hurt my credit to request a quote to see what my personal loan rate will be? Personal loan services will sometimes send letters or fliers in the mail
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How Well Do You Know Your Credit Card?

Credit cards are a go-to form of payment for millions and millions of people throughout this country. Since they play such an important role in all of our lives, it's essential to make sure we understand nearly every aspect of our credit cards, considering we're the ones
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Net Nanny vs. SocialShield: Which Parental Control Software is Best?

Life is already stressful enough for parents, which is why trying to keep your children safe while surfing the web doesn't need to be an added stress. We all know that there are people and things on the Internet that we do not want our children to come
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UPS Security Breach Affects 51 Stores in 24 States

United Parcel Service (UPS) customers might want to check their bank statements after the shipment and logistics company announced that 51 of its U.S. stores located throughout 24 states were breached by malware. UPS said the computer virus was not identified by current antivirus software. UPS customers who used
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What's The Best Web Hosting Service For Small Businesses?

Q: I’m starting a small business and need a website. I’m not familiar with creating a website and I can’t afford to hire someone to make it for me. What should I do? Thanks for your question! Starting a small business takes a considerable amount of work, and
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Stay Organized In College With Cloud Storage

Getting organized in college is one of the best ways to maintain good grades. Learning how to stay on top of assignments, take detailed notes and collaborate effectively with others are all necessities to managing collegiate success, but what if we told you there was a tool
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Community Health Systems Breached: 4.5 Million Exposed

Cyberattacks are becoming all too common these days. It seems you can't watch the news without hearing of some major breach. The most recent victim of this crime is Community Health Systems, one of the largest hospital networks in the United States. Community Health Systems said its computer
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