NextAdvisor Blog - Julie Myhre-Nunes

Julie Myhre-Nunes joined NextAdvisor.com in 2013 as a writer. Since then, she has worked her way up to her current role, Director of Content. Julie is responsible for overseeing the strategy, SEO and production of every piece of content that the company creates, including blog posts, reviews, the newsletter, social media and others. Since the beginning of her career at the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Julie's writing has been published by numerous nationally-recognized news websites, including USA Today, Business Insider, Wired Insights and American City Business Journals, among others. She is an alumna of San Jose State University, where she earned a B.S. in Journalism. Follow her on Twitter @JulieAdvisor.

Posts by Julie Myhre-Nunes:

Limited-Time Offer: Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles with Citi’s AAdvantage Platinum Select Credit Cards

Prefer to fly with American Airlines? If so, now may be the perfect time for you to get the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard (a NextAdvisor advertiser) or the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard. That’s because both cards added a limited-time offer
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Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card Ups Its Intro Bonus to 50,000 Miles

Attention travelers: The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card just upped its intro bonus to 50,000 bonus miles — that’s worth $500 in travel! Cardholders will earn this 50,000-mile bonus after they spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. While this new
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Do You Pre-Qualify for a Special Offer from American Express? We Can Help You Find Out

If you’ve been eyeing an American Express credit card for some time, or if you are in the market for a new credit card, now may be the time to act. That’s because we’ve teamed up with American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) to create NextAdvisor’s Pre-Qualification Tool.
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Best Credit Cards for Avoiding Interest on Holiday Purchases

The holiday season is a time of giving, but it can also be expensive. Whether you’re purchasing gifts for your immediate family or hosting a feast for your family and friends, there may be some unexpected expenses you have to cover. While you can always reach for
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A Complete Guide to Freezing Your Credit

If you’ve been reading our blog or any news about the Equifax breach, you’ve likely heard that freezing your credit is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself, which is absolutely true. To help you decide if a credit freeze is the right
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Share Your Opinion for a Chance to Win $500!

Have you ever used our free reviews and research? If so, we want to hear about it! At NextAdvisor, we aim to provide top-notch service, and we want to know how we’re doing. If you have an opinion, share it with us and you could win $500! That’s
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The Blue Cash Everyday Card Boosts Its Intro Bonus and Lengthens the 0% Intro APR Period

Want a card that earns cash back on everyday purchases, offers an impressive intro bonus and has no annual fee? If so, you’re in luck because the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just got a lot better, as it now offers a
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New: Get an Increased Intro Bonus with the Blue Cash Preferred Card

If you frequent the grocery store and gas station, you may want to consider adding the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) to your wallet. That’s because it not only offers the best cash back rewards of any card we review, but now
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Get 10% Back at Amazon.com and Target with Discover it – Cashback Match

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 The holidays are around the corner, and if you want to make the most of your purchases, Discover it – Cashback Match is a strong addition to your wallet. That’s because this card earns an effective 10% back at Amazon.com and Target from
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Why Everyone Should Care About the Equifax Breach

Updated: Sept. 28, 2017  If you haven’t already heard, Equifax — one of the three major credit bureaus — announced on Sept. 7 that 143 million consumers’ information was leaked in a security breach. Leaked information includes social security numbers, dates of birth, names, credit card numbers,
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Best Credit Cards for Average, Fair and Limited Credit

Although there seem to be potentially limitless credit card options for those with good or excellent credit, you might find yourself wondering if there any options for someone with not-so-perfect credit? Yes, there are actually a number of credit cards for those with average, fair or limited credit.
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Chase and United Airlines Launch the New United TravelBank Card

Do you prefer to fly United Airlines? If so, we have some great news for you: Chase and United Airlines have teamed up to create a new, co-branded travel credit card called the United TravelBank Card. This brand new card aims to offer the “simplicity of a
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Earn More Cash Back with This Special Offer from the U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card

Looking for a cash back credit card that allows you to customize your rewards? The U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card might be the perfect card for you because it offers exactly that, and for a limited-time, cardholders can earn 0.5% more cash back on eligible purchases
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn Up to 100,000 Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors Credit Cards

Editor’s Note: As of Oct. 4, 2017, this offer is expired. Visit our reviews of the best travel credit cards to find the right card for your needs. If you prefer to stay at hotels in the Hilton portfolio, now may be the time to get a
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Pay It Plan It: American Express’ New Feature Provides Flexible Payment Options

Updated: Oct. 4, 2017 Paying down a credit card balance can be challenging. While you may try to pay more than the minimum payment every month, oftentimes credit card interest can make things much harder. Today, American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) announced a new mobile feature called Pay
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Cash Back Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

We’re always talking about the best travel rewards credit cards to help you make the most of your travel-related purchases. While these credit cards are great for some, not every traveler will want to earn miles — others may want to earn cash back while on their journeys. To help
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Earn Unlimited 2X Miles on All Purchases with the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

Updated: Oct. 17, 2017 Attention frequent travelers: the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card may be the perfect addition to your wallet. That’s because this card earns unlimited 2X miles on all purchases, offers an intro bonus worth $500 in travel, has an annual fee that’s waived for the
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Which Chase Freedom Credit Card is Right for You?

When credit cards have similar names, it can be challenging to tell the cards apart. That’s probably the case for most of our readers who are considering either Chase Freedom – $150 Bonus or Chase Freedom Unlimited. Even though these cards have very similar names, they are very
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Best No-Fee Travel Rewards Cards

Travel rewards credit cards are a great asset to any frequent traveler, but the unfortunate reality is that many of the best travel credit cards charge annual fees. While these fees aren’t a big deal to some, as the rewards and perks they get with the membership make
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn 75,000 Bonus Miles with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

Attention American Airlines frequent flyers: the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just added a new, limited-time offer that makes this premium travel rewards credit card worthwhile. For a limited time, cardholders can earn 75,000 bonus miles after they spend $7,500 on purchases
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Venture vs. VentureOne: Which Travel Rewards Credit Card is Best for You?

Updated: Oct. 17, 2017 Choosing the right credit card for your needs and spending habits can be hard, especially when you’re trying to decide between two credit cards with similar names, like the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card.
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NextAdvisor Adds HSBC Credit Card Reviews

Editor’s Note: As of Aug. 31, 2017, these cards are no longer available through our site. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs and spending habits. When it comes to our credit card reviews, we are not only
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Citi ThankYou Premier Card Ups Its Intro Bonus to 50,000 Points

Editor’s Note: As of Aug. 22, 2017, this offer is expired. Visit our reviews of the best rewards credit cards to find the right card for your needs and spending habits. Looking for a card that earns rewards on everyday purchases and has a generous intro bonus?
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Why Now’s the Time to Get a New Credit Card

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 When was the last time you got a new credit card? Although there’s no rule detailing how often you should get a new card, it’s probably safe to say if your card is more than a year or two old, you may want to start
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New: Citi / AAdvantage Gold World Elite Mastercard Offers a 15-Month 0% Intro APR and More

Updated: Oct. 17, 2017 American Airlines frequent flyers who are looking for a credit card with travel rewards and a 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers may want to check out the brand new Citi / AAdvantage Gold World Elite Mastercard (a NextAdvisor advertiser). Keep reading
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What is a Balance Transfer?

Updated: July 31, 2017 While you may have heard the term before, you may be wondering “What is a balance transfer?” Even though it sounds like a complicated credit card transaction, a balance transfer is not only pretty simple to complete, but also a helpful tool to help you
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BankAmericard Credit Card: The Right Card for Your Balance Transfer?

Are you sick of paying credit card interest? If so, a balance transfer credit card is likely the best solution for you. With so many balance transfer credit cards on the market, it can be hard to determine which one is right for you. To help you out,
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What the Fed Rate Increase Means for Your Credit Card

Updated: Sept. 19, 2017 During today’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the Fed decided to increase the short-term interest rate by 0.25%. This is the third time since December that we’ve seen an increase in interest rates. While you may be thinking a slight rate hike won’t impact
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A Parent’s Guide to Student Credit Cards

When it comes to personal finance, everyone has an opinion, so it’s no surprise that most parents have preconceived notions about student credit cards. Whether you think your student isn’t ready for a credit card or they shouldn’t have one until they have a full-time job, the fact
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These Credit Cards Have the Best Intro Bonuses

Updated: Oct. 17, 2017 Getting a new credit card is exciting, as you have a new financial tool that you can use to pay off a transferred balance, earn cash back or travel rewards or pay no interest on a large purchase. Intro bonuses make new credit cards even
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn Up to 70,000 Bonus Miles with the Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards

Editor’s Note: As of July 5, 2017, this limited-time offer is no longer available. Visit our reviews of the best travel rewards credit card to learn more about the current offers. Prefer to fly Delta? If so, we have some good news for you: two of the Delta
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New: Get a $150 Bonus with the BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Cards

If you want a card that offers top-notch cash back rewards and an impressive intro bonus, you’ll want to check out one of the BankAmericard Cash Rewards credit cards. That’s because Bank of America just increased the cash rewards bonus from $100 to $150 for three of its
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NextAdvisor Reveals the Results of Its 2017 Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 While travel rewards credit cards are great for those who want to earn rewards they can redeem for future travel, it can be hard to know which card is actually worth its salt, especially since every card earns different rewards (miles, points, etc.)
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles with the AAdvantage Platinum Select Credit Cards

Editor’s Note: As of July 13, 2017, this limited-time offer is no longer available. Visit our reviews of the best travel rewards credit cards to find the right travel credit card for you.  American Airlines frequent flyers who do not have an airline-branded credit card may want
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Best Credit Cards to Pay for Wedding Expenses

It’s no secret that weddings are expensive, but did you know the price is steadily increasing? The results of The Knot Real Weddings Study showed that the national average cost of a wedding is $35,329 (note that this doesn’t include the honeymoon costs) — that’s $2,688 higher
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Barclaycard vs. Wells Fargo: The Battle of the Unlimited Cash Back Credit Cards

Picking a credit card is a big decision, as you want to make sure you select a card that fits your lifestyle, credit rating and needs. If you’re looking for a card that earns a flat cash back rate on all purchases, you may be considering either the
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The Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card Adds an Impressive 20,000 Bonus Points

Updated: Sept. 11, 2017 Want to earn rewards on everyday purchases and get a hefty intro bonus? The Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card may now be the perfect fit for you because the card, which already earns rewards at the gas stations and restaurants, just added
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Should You Avoid Cash Advances?

If you’ve read the terms and conditions for any credit card, you’ve likely see something about cash advances, specifically a cash advance APR and a cash advance limit. While it may be foreign to some, cash advances are not a new concept for credit cards or charge
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We Learned All About the Upgrades Coming to The Platinum Card from American Express

Updated: March 31, 2017 Three of the NextAdvisor employees (myself included) got the opportunity to attend a special event at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco on March 16, 2017 to learn all about the major updates coming to The Platinum Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser). During
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Earn Up to $350 Back with This Limited-Time Offer from American Express

Editor’s Note: As of May 3, 2017, this offer is expired. Visit our reviews of the best cash back credit cards to see what the Blue Cash Cards currently offer. American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just added a stellar limited-time offer to two of it’s top-rated cash back
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Starwood Preferred Guest Cardholders Can Now Get Up to 35,000 Bonus Points

Editor’s Note: As of 4/6/17 this offer is no longer available. Are you a fan of Starwood Hotels, which includes popular names like The Ritz-Carlton, the Marriott and the Sheraton? If so, now may be the perfect time to get a Starwood Preferred Guest credit card because both
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Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Offers 75,000 Bonus Points for a Limited Time

If you frequent Hilton-branded hotels, including Hilton Hotel & Resorts, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Double Tree Hotels, Hampton by Hilton and more, we have some great news for you. The Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just added a limited-time offer that can earn
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Barclaycard Ring Mastercard Now Has a 15-Month 0% Intro APR and No Balance Transfer Fee

Editor’s Note: As of Sept. 19, 2017, the Barclaycard Ring MasterCard is no longer available. Visit our reviews of the best balance transfer credit cards to find the right card for your needs.  If you’re looking for a credit card with a long 0% intro APR period and
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Give Us Your Feedback for a Chance to Win $500!

Editor’s Note: As of May 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. PT, we are no longer accepting entries for our $500 giveaway. That said, we still encourage to tell us what you think — we appreciate any feedback we receive. At NextAdvisor, we aim to provide top-notch service,
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Should You Pay Your Taxes with a Credit Card?

Tax season is in full swing, which means if you owe money to the IRS (or think you’ll owe), you’re probably wondering which options are available to pay your taxes. While you can set up a payment plan with the IRS, there are some instances when paying your
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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week: How to Protect Yourself from Tax Identity Theft

Tax identity theft is a big deal, so much so that the FTC dedicates a whole week to bring awareness to the issue every year. Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 this year, is aimed to spread the word about
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How Does Chase’s Ultimate Rewards Point Transfer Work?

If you’ve read a handful of our Chase credit card reviews, you’ve probably seen something about a point transfer to either another Chase credit card or another rewards program at a 1:1 ratio. Since this is a potentially confusing perk of Chase cards, we decided to dig into it
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Discover it Offers an 18-Month 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Cash Back Rewards

Updated: March 1, 2017 Paying credit card interest is a drag, especially if you’re trying to pay off a hefty balance. Instead of drowning in interest, why not consider a balance transfer and avoid paying interest on that balance for over a year? Sounds too good to
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Why You’re Going to Pay More Credit Card Interest Soon

Updated: March 15, 2017 Editor’s Note: This blog post was written for the Dec. 15, 2016 interest rate increase and updated when the March 15, 2017 rate increase was announced. Those carrying a credit card balance are about to get some bad news: you’ll be paying more in
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What I Learned from Getting the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 I have been in the market for a new credit for quite a while now. The last card I opened was the Citi Double Cash Card (a NextAdvisor advertiser) in November of 2014 and, as someone who writes about credit cards, I’m aware of
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Considering an American Express Credit Card? See if You Qualify for a Special Offer Before You Apply

Updated: Oct. 4, 2017 Deciding to open a new credit card can be a challenge. While you may be tempted to apply for the first offer you see, it may not always be the best option for you. So how do you know you’re getting the best
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Limited-Time Offer: Get 50,000 Bonus Miles with These Airline-Branded Credit Cards

Editor’s Note: This limited-time offer is no longer available. Visit our reviews of the best travel rewards credit cards to learn about current limited-time offers. If you frequently fly with American Airlines, now might be the time for you to apply for an American Airlines-branded credit card.
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Discover Extends Its 0% Intro APR Period to 14 Months

Updated: Jan. 6, 2017 Discover just lengthened the 0% intro APR period for a number of its credit cards from 12 months to 14 months, making these top-notch cards even more appealing, especially since most Discover cards are available to those with average to excellent credit (a credit score
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4 Ways Holiday Shopping Habits Have Changed Over the Years

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Consumers have some interesting habits when it
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NextAdvisor Infographic Details Consumers’ Holiday Spending Habits

The holiday season means a number of things to millions of people. While some are looking forward to getting time away from work and others are planning the annual family vacation, the common ground for most consumers is holiday shopping. Whether they’re buying the holiday feast or stuffing the
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The New Ink Business Preferred Credit Card Offers a Stellar Intro Bonus and Top-Notch Rewards

If you’re a business owner, we have some exciting news for you. Chase just released a credit card called the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card that offers a beyond generous intro bonus and some solid ongoing rewards. To help you decide if it’s the right card for your business,
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The Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card Adds an Attractive $150 Cash Rewards Bonus

Editor’s Note: As of 04/21/17, this offer is no longer valid, but visit the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Card review to learn about an even better intro bonus opportunity. Those looking for a credit card that earns a flat cash back rate on all of their purchases
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Blue Cash Everyday vs. Blue Cash Preferred: Which Credit Card is Better?

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 When it comes to cash back credit cards, it’s hard to know which ones are the best fit for you. This is especially true when you’re comparing two of our top-ranked cash back credit cards, the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn Up to $300 with the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express

Editor’s Note: As of Jan. 11, 2017, this limited-time offer is expired. Visit our reviews of the best cash back credit cards to see what the Blue Cash Cards currently offer. Attention Amazon.com shoppers: you’ll want to know about this limited-time offer from the Blue Cash Everyday Card from
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Get 5X Points on Flights with The Platinum Card from American Express

Editor’s Note: As of March 30, 2017, this blog post is no longer valid. Visit our review of The Platinum Card from American Express to see the current offer.  Consumers looking for a charge card may want to consider The Platinum Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser),
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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Why Your Online Security Matters

October is in full swing, which means Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us and Halloween is closing in. Something more frightful than the ghouls in the night is a cybersecurity threat. To shed some light on this pressing and timely topic, the U.S. Department of Homeland
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Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Susan G. Komen Credit Card

Updated: May 25, 2017 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which you may already know as pink is likely popping up at your local grocery store, gas station and nearly everywhere else. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the U.S. will
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn 75,000 Bonus Points with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card

Those who enjoy staying at hotels in the Hilton portfolio, such as Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites Hotels and Double Tree Hotels, will appreciate the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card’s (a NextAdvisor advertiser) limited-time offer, which can earn you 75,000 bonus points. For a limited time,
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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 The holiday season is almost here, which means it’s time for cozy fires, holiday parties and egg nog. While you’re planning your holiday shopping list this year, you should also be considering the best way to to pay for your purchases. To help
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Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Cards’ Limited-Time Offer Earns You Up to 70,000 Bonus Points

Editor’s Note: This limited-time offer is no longer available. Visit our reviews of the best travel rewards credit cards to learn about current limited-time offers. If you’re a business owner who frequently flies Delta Airlines, we have some good news for you. That’s because American Express has
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Earn 2 Free Nights with the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express

Editor’s Note: As of Oct. 19, 2016, this offer is no longer available. If you’re a business owner who frequently stays at any Starwood hotels and resorts, like the Sheraton or The Westin, American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) has some good news for you. That’s because from
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Barclaycard’s Limited-Time Offer Boosts Its Travel Credit Card’s Intro Bonus to 50,000 Miles

Updated: May 31, 2017 One of the top names in travel rewards credit cards, Barclaycard, now has a limited-time offer that increases the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard‘s intro bonus by 10,000 points. This means when you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days, you’ll receive 50,000
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American Express Doubles the Intro Bonus of Its Business Gold Rewards Card

Business owners looking for a charge card that earns the most on all of the their business-related purchases don’t need to search anymore because The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN (a NextAdvisor advertiser) does exactly that and more. And since American Express has a special
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Citi’s New Feature Lets You Lock Your Credit Cards

Updated: July 14, 2017 Let’s face it, we’re not perfect and sometimes we lose or misplace our credit cards. Citi has a solution for those not-so-perfect moments called Quick Lock. This feature allows you instantly lock your card if you lose or misplace it, then immediately unlock
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Chase vs. Capital One: Which Unlimited Cash Back Credit Card is Best?

Choosing the perfect rewards credit card for your spending habits can sometimes be a challenge. While there are a handful of options that earn you rewards at the gas station and grocery store, there aren’t really any options that offer high earnings for some of your other
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Share Your Opinion for a Chance to Win $500!

Editor’s Note: As of Dec. 5, 2016 at 5 p.m. PT, we are no longer accepting entries for our $500 contest. That said, we still encourage to tell us what you think — we appreciate any feedback we receive. Have you used NextAdvisor’s free research and reviews?
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Is a Charge Card Right for My Business?

Updated: Jan. 26, 2017 Running a business is hard. It not only requires a lot of time and effort, but it also needs a seemingly unlimited amount of funds. Whether your business is a 10-person operation or a 100-person establishment, you may benefit from opting for a
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How to Get 3X Travel Miles on All Your Purchases

Updated: Aug. 8, 2017 Choosing the right travel rewards credit card isn’t always easy, as it can be a challenge to find one that offers top-notch rewards on every purchase you make. Lucky for you, Discover it Miles is offering an effective 3X travel miles on all
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Best Credit Cards for Back-to-School Shopping

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. As the summer is coming to an
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What Happens When My Credit Card’s 0% Intro APR Runs Out?

Updated: July 28, 2017 When it comes to credit cards, there are a lot of misconceptions or rumors about how they function, and credit cards that offer 0% intro APRs are no exception to this rule. To help you get a better idea of what you’re signing
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Citi Nearly Doubles Hilton HHonors’ Intro Bonus Points with Limited-Time Offer

Editor’s Note: This offer is no longer available as of Aug. 31, 2016. If you frequently stay at any of the Hilton portfolio hotels, we have some great news for you. Citi has added a limited-time offer to its Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card (a NextAdvisor
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Costco Now Accepts Visa: Top Credit Cards to Use at the Wholesale Club

Starting today, Costco now accepts Visa-branded debit and credit cards, which means you’ll likely have to find a new go-to card to use at the wholesale club, as it no longer accepts American Express debit or credit cards. While a large majority of credit cards on the market
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Best Credit Cards for Seniors

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 When it comes to finances, your age makes a difference, as someone in their 60’s with grandchildren or adult children does not have the same financial needs as someone in their 20’s who’s just out of college. The same concept applies to credit
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Get Double the Rewards with Discover it Cashback Match

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017  When it comes to cash back credit cards, there are seemingly endless options. While some offer generous rewards and others offer a hefty intro bonus, one of the best on the market right now is the Discover it Cashback Match. While this card offers a generous
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New Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa: A Wise Way to Earn Cash Back

Updated: Nov. 14, 2016 New to the credit card arena is the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa, a credit card that’s offers a convenient way to earn cash back rewards on everything you buy. What does the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa have to offer? The Wells
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American Express Adds Generous Limited-Time Offer to Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards

As of Sept. 27, 2017, these offers are expired. Visit our reviews of the best travel credit cards to find the right card for your needs. If you frequent Delta Airlines, you may want to consider getting one of the Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards, as American Express added
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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Dining Out

Updated: May 3, 2017 There’s nothing quite as nice as dining out with family and friends during the perfect-weather months of summer. Whether you plan to frequent your favorite restaurants or try something new, you may want to consider paying with a cash back credit card, as it
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Best Credit Cards for Your Summer Plans

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 Summer is here! Whether you’re planning to go on a road trip, travel to another country or visit your favorite local spots, a credit card may be the best way to get the most out of your spending, as you can earn some
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Best Credit Cards for Bank of America Customers

Updated: May 25, 2017 When it comes to selecting laundry detergent, orange juice or clothing, many of us are particular or biased toward certain brands. For some, this brand loyalty also translates to banking and credit cards. While some may not be too particular about having all of their
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Citi Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer Lengthens 0% Balance Transfer APR

Updated: July 25, 2017 If you’re looking for a cash back credit card with a lengthy 0% intro APR on balance transfers, the Citi Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer (a NextAdvisor advertiser) may be the one for you. That’s because Citi just extended the card’s
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5 Best Business Credit Cards

Updated: Oct. 17, 2017 When it comes to running a business, there are a lot of expenses that come up on a day-to-day basis. Whether it’s for office supplies or business lunches, it’s sometimes a challenge to keep track of all these expenses. That’s where a business
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Study Shows 37% of Merchants are Equipped to Accept Chip Cards: What This Means for You

We all remember the confusion last October when the U.S. made a switch from magnetic stripe to chip cards, also known as EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) cards. While it’s been several months since the big switch, something most Americans have discovered is while they may have a
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5 Credit Card Lies You Believe are True

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 When it comes to complicated subjects, there are always misconceptions and inaccurate information, and credit cards are no exception to this rule. Whether you’re new to credit cards or have had them since you turned 18, it’s likely that you believe one or
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What I Learned from Falling Victim to Tax Identity Theft

Falling victim to identity theft is never a fun situation to find yourself in, as I recently discovered when I learned my personal information was used to file a fraudulent tax return. Now that everything has been taken care of and things are starting to pan out, I’m sharing
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Best Credit Cards for Paying the IRS

Updated: Feb. 1, 2017 The end of tax season is quickly approaching, which means if you’re expecting a hefty tax bill, you likely haven’t filed yet. While you have a couple options to foot the bill, you may be surprised to learn that paying the IRS with
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I Fell Victim to Tax Identity Theft and So Can You

As someone who writes, researches and obsesses over identity theft, I’ve always taken pride in my ability to keep my personal information secure. I take all of the necessary security steps to protect my identity, like cross-shredding my junk mail and bills, removing and shredding all labels from
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Best Credit Cards for 20-Somethings

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The security flaw that makes Apple users vulnerable to identity theft on iPads, iPods and iPhones also impacts Apple computers, as reported by Forbes. The flaw, called “gotofail,” allows anyone to gain access to the users device by connecting through an unsecured network, such as public Wi-Fi,
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While Target and Neiman Marcus are still trying to recover from major store data breaches, it seems like more cases of store credit card reader breaches are heading our way. A cybercrime firm called IntelCrawler said it has discovered six more retail stores that experienced data breaches with the same
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Target has announced the details of the identity theft protection service that it’s offering to its customers — ProtectMyID. The retail giant is providing free protection for one year to all of its customers, however this may not be the best service for the victims of the breach. Will ProtectMyID
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Snapchat may not be kicking off the new year on the right foot considering phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users were hacked and published online on Tuesday, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. After acquiring the information from the photo messaging application, the hackers then published it
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Slowly more information is unfolding about the Target data breach that is now being recognized by security experts as the second largest theft of card accounts in U.S. history. And now Target announced Friday that the thieves not only gathered nearly 40 million victims’ names and credit or
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Target stores throughout the U.S. fell victim to a major credit and debit card data breach throughout the Black Friday weekend that may have exposed millions of customers’ information, as reported by Business Insider. The retail giant is investigating the breach, however it’s believed that it could
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One in 14 U.S. residents ages 16 and older — 16.6 million people — fell victim to identity theft in 2012, according to a report released last week by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The report detailed the findings of trends and statistics related to the crime from the 2012
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Looking for the perfect gift for that special child in your life? Well, you’re in luck because Pear Tree Greetings offers gifts that can be personalized and are sure to bring a smile to any child’s face. What personalized gifts does Pear Tree offer? Pear Tree Greetings
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JP Morgan Chase alerted roughly 465,000 of it’s prepaid cash card customers that a data hack occurred back in July may have revealed information to hackers, according to Reuters. The big bank didn’t specify what information was revealed in the hacking, however it did suggest that it didn’t include
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More than 2 million users’ passwords for social networking and email websites including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and LinkedIn were stolen and published online, according to the BBC. The information was taken from computers that have been infected with a malicious keystroke logging software, allowing the hackers to
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Today is Cyber Monday and Cardstore wants to help you stock up on holiday cards and invitations by providing you with a huge deal. Now through 11:59 p.m. PT tonight you can get any flat holiday cards and invitations for only 49¢ by entering the code CCP3122 at
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With the release of Xbox One on November 22, it’s no surprise that parents are planning to pre-order or purchase the game console for their children. Even though this updated console seems like a harmless purchase, Xbox One includes an update of a feature called Kinect that
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Hanukkah starts on November 27, but it’s not too late to purchase your Hanukkah cards because — even though it might be costly — certain photo card services offer super rush delivery options that’ll allow the recipients to receive the cards before the end of Hanukkah on December 5.
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Q: Does VoIP work with a wired home security service, such as ADT? A: That’s a great question. No, unfortunately VoIP services are not compatible with wired home security systems, and VoIP services do not recommend that you use their services with these types of home security systems. The
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When you log into Facebook this week, you may be asked to change your password via the message below. It’s a precautionary step the social media giant is taking to protect its users whose information may have been exposed in the October Adobe hacking, which revealed passwords
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The holidays are quickly approaching, and Tiny Prints wants to help you spread some holiday cheer by offering up to 25 percent off site-wide. From now through November 12, get 25 percent off orders of $149 or more, or 20 percent off orders of $49 or more. Simply
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Q: Someone in my family recently passed away, and I was asked to write the obituary. I want to make sure that I honor this person’s life without possibly exposing them to identity theft. Is there certain information that I should omit from the obituary? A: We’re
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Halloween is official over, which means Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Luckily, Pear Tree Greetings wants to help you get prepared to give thanks by offering 20 percent off all Thanksgiving items. Simply enter the code THANKS20 at checkout from now through November 15 to take advantage of
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6 Tips For Protecting Your Identity When Shopping Online

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means it’s almost time to start searching for holiday deals online. Each year millions of shoppers take to the Internet to find the best prices and deals, but what most don’t realize is that when they’re not cautious about shopping
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Facebook Releases New Posting Options For Teens

Facebook announced last week that it released new posting options for teens ages 13 to 17 years old. The social media company stated in a news release that teens’ automatic audience has changed from “friends of friends” to “friends.” This change provides teens with more privacy when
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National Protect Your Identity Week: How To Protect Yourself

This week is National Protect Your Identity Week, and we want to make sure you’re protecting yourself from falling victim to identity theft. There are a couple of steps that you can take on your own to protect your identity, such as shredding documents that contain personal
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BBB’s Secure Your ID Day: Is Your Identity Safe?

Saturday is the Better Business Bureau’s Secure Your ID Day — a day dedicated to making sure consumers safeguard their personal information — and we’re providing tips on how to protect yourself from falling victim to identity theft. Did you know that there are small daily steps that you
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November marks the beginning of the holiday season, and Paper Culture wants to help you be prepared for this fast-approaching season by offering 20 percent off holiday cards. Just enter the code HOLIDAY13 at checkout from now through October 21 to take advantage of this offer. Paper
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Snapchat, a popular phone application amongst teens and young adults, has admitted to handing over unopened “Snaps” to law enforcement officials, as long as they provided a warrant. The company posted on its blog that as of May 2013, it has only released about one dozen unopened
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All Facebook Users Now Searchable: How To Protect Your Privacy

Facebook announced Thursday that it will finally be weeding out its tool that lets account holders limit who can search for their profile on the site. The setting called “Who can look up your timeline by name” allowed users to protect their profile by selecting a setting
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Can I Sign Up For Identity Guard By Phone?

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Can I Remove My Information from People Search Websites?

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Study Results Show Kids Spend More Time On Internet Than Watching TV

There’s no denying that the Internet is a huge part of our everyday lives, and the recent results of a UK study show that the Internet is also becoming a large part of our children’s lives. The results of Ofcom’s — the government-approved communications regulator — annual “Children and
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The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start shopping for your holiday cards. Minted wants to help you make this year’s cards stand out with its new foil-pressed photo cards. These flat cards are hand-pressed with real silver or gold foil, and are sure
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2.9 Million Adobe Users Hacked: How To Protect Yourself

Adobe Systems warned 2.9 million of its customers on Thursday that their personal information may have been compromised as a result of a hacking. The company stated customers’ names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and other personal information was taken by unauthorized users. Adobe
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The results of a recent study conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that 15 percent — which represents roughly 47.51 million — of American adults do not use the Internet or email. The participants of the survey listed multiple reasons for why they don’t use
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Halloween Deals: 20% Off Halloween Orders From Pear Tree Greetings

It’s officially October and that means Halloween is just around the corner. Luckily, Pear Tree Greetings wants to make sure that you’re prepared for your Halloween bash by offering 20 percent off all Halloween orders. To take advantage of this offer just enter the code BOO20 at
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How To Avoid Falling For Scams When Job Searching

Finding a job can be a tiring, time-consuming and overwhelming experience, and it becomes even more overwhelming when you realize that you applied to a phony job. Unfortunately, scammers and identity thieves prey on the jobless whom are desperate for a job — people who have been
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Halloween Deals: 30% Off Halloween Invitations and Cards From Cardstore

With Halloween nearly one month away, Cardstore wants to help you plan your ghoulish festivities by giving you 30 percent off Halloween invitations and cards. From now through October 3, enter the code CCL3926 at checkout to take advantage of this generous offer. As one of our top-rated photo
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Hackers Prove iPhone 5S’ Fingerprint Feature Can Be Fooled

One of the phones that brought Apple more than $9 million in revenue over the weekend has proven to be hacked by a German hacker organization. The Chaos Computer Club was able to hack the iPhone 5S’ Touch ID security feature by lifting a fingerprint by photographing
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Medical Identity Theft Up Nearly 20% From 2012: How To Protect Yourself

Medical identity theft is rising in the U.S. as proved by the 2013’s Fourth Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft conducted by Ponemon Institute, LCC. The results of the study found that incidents of this crime have increased by 19 percent since the institute’s survey last year.
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September 22 marks the first day of the fall season, and one way to celebrate is with festive address labels from Tiny Prints. This top-rated photo card service offers numerous fall-themed address labels that are sure to brighten your envelopes. And, since Tiny Prints is rated our
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Halloween Deals: 20% Off Halloween Invitations From Paper Culture

Halloween is slowly sneaking up on us, and Paper Culture wants to make sure you’re prepared for your spooktacular party by offering 20 percent off all Halloween invitations. From now through September 23, enter the code SPKYGH to take advantage of this deal.Paper Culture doesn’t offer the widest
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Protecting The Deceased From Identity Theft: How To Delete The Digital “Identity” Of The Deceased

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Protecting The Deceased From Identity Theft: 6 Steps To Deleting Identity After Death

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Oregon Minors Are Now Allowed Security Freezes

Oregon is taking a step to be the front-runner in protecting its minors from identity theft. Starting September 13, parents and legal guardians can safeguard their minor’s credit from identity theft by placing a security freeze on it, as reported by the The Oregonian. The security freeze
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Protecting The Deceased From Identity Theft: How To Protect Your Loved One’s Identity After Death

As if losing a loved one isn’t difficult enough, families now have to also deal with the possibility that their deceased victims might fall victim to identity theft. A 2012 study from ID Analytics showed that more than 800,000 identities of deceased people were intentionally improperly used,
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Halloween Deals: 15% On Halloween Orders With Tiny Prints

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If you’re a parent of a young child, then you’re familiar with the situations they can accidentally get themselves into when they’re using your electronic device, such as your iPhone. One of these accidental situations includes children unintentionally purchasing random phone applications and racking up a hefty
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Identity Theft Tops IRS’ Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service creates a dirty dozen tax scams each year to warn consumers of potential tax frauds, and this year it found that identity theft was the number one tax scam. Tax identity theft occurs when someone gets access to your personal information, such as
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Would You Protect Your Apple iPhone 5S with Your Fingerprint?

Details of the iPhone 5S were released today at Apple’s iPhone event, and one of the features that nearly everyone’s talking about is Touch ID, which includes a fingerprint scanner in the home button of the device. This feature allows you to scan your fingerprint to unlock
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Protecting Your Teens From New Social Networks like Snapchat, Instagram

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Our top-rated photo card service, Minted, recently released its foil-stamped birth announcements. These flat cards are hand pressed with real silver or gold foil to add some shine to your announcements. Minted offers more than 36 different 5″-by-7″ or 7″-by-5″ cards in a variety of designs and colors.
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Where To Find Stationery For Your Football Party

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Can I Monitor My Child’s Texts With Parental Control Software?

Q: I worry that my teen is sending inappropriate text messages to his friends. Is there a parental control software that will allow me to monitor his incoming and outgoing text messages?  A:  We understand that you want to make sure your teen is behaving appropriately when he’s
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How to Protect the Elderly from Identity Theft

Senior Citizens are growing as targets for identity theft, and as a result the number of elderly identity theft complaints to the Federal Trade Commission has nearly doubled since 2010. According to the FTC, the number of identity theft reports from people 60 years old and older
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How To Protect Your College Student From Identity Theft

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Celebrate Labor Day With 25% Off Any Order From Tiny Prints

Monday is Labor Day, and Tiny Prints wants to help celebrate with its Labor Day Sale. From now through September 3, get 25 percent off any order by entering the code LABOR13 at checkout. And, the best part is that this sale also extends to Wedding Paper Divas
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Study Shows More People Could Save Money With VoIP

A recent study conducted and published by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that 70 percent of American adults 18 years and older have a high-speed broadband connection at home. The results showed a 4 percent increase in broadband users from the previous year and an
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Pear Tree Releases Its 2013 Holiday Cards

The holiday season is just around the corner, and Pear Tree Greetings is making sure you’re prepared by releasing its 2013 holiday cards early. This year’s holiday cards are in an array of colors, shapes and designs that are sure to brighten your family members and friends’
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As banks try to take steps to protect their consumers, it seems that hackers keep finding loopholes around banks’ security. Malware programs used to targeting banking apps, which were discovered by McAfee researchers, have the ability to replace official banking apps with hacked replacements on Android phones.
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The chief federal judge in Southern Illinois warned consumers on Tuesday not to fall victim to a new telephone scam that may lead to identity theft. Potential victims of the scam will receive a call from someone posing as a court official informing the call recipient that they
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Back To School: Protect Your Children From Identity Theft

Back to school can be a hectic time full of a lot of paperwork and busyness, including new schedules and after-school activities, so keeping the identity of their children safe is most likely the last thing on parents’ mind. But it should be on parents’ minds because
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Build A Wedding Website For Free With Wedding Paper Divas

To save money on stationery, a lot of couples are resorting to creating a wedding website as an information hub for their wedding. Their website can include anything from a list of the bridal party  to hotel accommodations for their guests. Some couples decide to pay for
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Online privacy is a valid concern for everyone that uses the Internet in this Digital Age. It’s especially a concern for parents who have children or teens that use the Internet, which make the results of a recent Pew Internet and American Life Project survey somewhat of
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6 Tips To Protecting Your Identity On Your Smartphone

How safe is your personal information on your smartphone? Do you think an identity thief would have an easy time gaining access to your personal information? The chances are that they probably will, especially since cell phone theft is a growing trend. In 2012 the Federal Communications
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Where To Find Cheap Wedding Invitations

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Android Digital Wallet App Is Vulnerable To Thieves

Bitcoin, a popular digital wallet app available on Androids, announced in a blog post Sunday that a component of the Android operating system makes the app, and other digital wallet apps, vulnerable to thieves. The app developers recently discovered a weakness in a “component of Android responsible
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Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is slowly rising in popularity, according to recent study results released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The study results — published August 1 — showed that as of December 2012, 30 percent of Internet users have placed online phone calls.
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Our top-rated photo card service for bargains, Pear Tree Greetings, is getting even cheaper because from now through August 12 Pear Tree is offering 20 percent off sitewide. Just enter the coupon code AUG20 at checkout to take advantage of Pear Tree’s weekend sale. Pear Tree is a great
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Can I Monitor My Teen On Social Media?

Q: I just found out that my 12-year-old daughter is starting to use social media. She told me what she does on the sites, but I’m worried that she isn’t completely honest with me. We already have parental control software on all of the computers in the
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Google Chrome Flaw Reveals Saved Passwords

Google Chrome users should be wary when allowing Chrome to “remember” their passwords because one software developer recently discovered that those passwords can now easily be seen by anyone using your computer, according to an article published by The Huffington Post. Anyone who borrows or uses your
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Am I Required To Download ID Theft’s Internet Security Software?

Q: I’ve been looking into Identity Guard’s identity theft protection services and noticed that the membership also includes Internet security software. I currently have Norton AntiVirus installed on my computer. Should I use Identity Guard’s Internet software instead? Does the software automatically download after I sign up? 
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Get Two Months Of Free VoIP Service With VOIPo

If you’re looking for a way to save money on your home-phone service, then you’re in luck because for a limited time one of our top-rated VoIP services, VOIPo, is offering a special deal to NextAdvisor readers. Besides budget-friendly prices, VOIPo is also offering two months of
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Stock Up On Back-To-School Stationery With 20% Off From Tiny Prints

It’s almost time to go back to school, and Tiny Prints wants to help you get prepared by offering 20% off any order from now through August 6. Just enter the code SCHOOL20 at checkout to take advantage of this offer. As our best overall photo card
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How Do I Know It’s Safe To Use My Debit Card?

Q: I’ve read a couple of news stories recently about people who had their debit card “skimmed” and, as a result, their identity stolen. What is “skimming” and how can it affect my identity? A: Great question! Skimming is a type of fraud in which a thief
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Spruce Up Your Home With Limited Edition Wall Art From Minted

One of our top-rated photo card services, Minted, is now offering limited-edition art prints and wall art. Each art piece is 100% cotton rag paper, museum quality archival pigment print that comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 5″-by-7″  to 60″-by-44.” And, you even have the option
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Android’s Updated Operating System Includes New Parental Controls

Android announced last week that it’s releasing an updated Jelly Bean operating system, which includes new parental control features. The updated OS, called Android 4.3, Jelly Bean, now includes a restricted profile feature that allows parents to create multiple profiles and limit each user based on their discretion.
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Does Identity Theft Protection Monitor My Passport Information?

Q: I travel a lot for work, so I constantly have my passport on me. I always worry that I will lose it or get it stolen, since I use it so often. Do identity theft protection services monitor my passport number and other information on my
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Celebrate National Friendship Day With Cardstore’s $1.99 Greeting Cards

National Friendship Day is August 4, and Cardstore wants to help you celebrate by offering greeting cards for only $1.99. On top of the discounted price, Cardstore is also including free stamps when you let them mail the card for you. Just enter the coupon code CCJ3723
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Apple Developer Site Falls Victim To Security Attack

Apple released a note to developers Sunday that said it’s website for developers was attacked by an intruder. The note detailed the attack by stating that an intruder attempted to access developer information. The company stated that sensitive information that was encrypted, however as a precaution it
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Are Online Colleges Accredited?

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How Do I Port My Number To VoIP?

Q: How can I transfer my phone number to VoIP? Can I have to cancel my previous service before I sign up and transfer my number to VoIP?  A: Great question! Porting or transferring your phone number to a VoIP service is a simple process. The first thing you
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Nasdaq Forum Website Hacking Reveals Usernames and Email Addresses

The Nasdaq OMX Group’s community forum website was hacked Tuesday giving hackers access to member’s email usernames and passwords. Nasdaq did not release the number of people affected by the hack, yet the forum was open to the general public. The operator of the exchange emailed a
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Save 20% By Ordering Your Holiday Cards From Tiny Prints

The holiday season is really far away, right? Well if you’re a thrifty shopper, then July might be the perfect time for you to order your cards because from now through July 23 Tiny Prints is offering 20 percent off all holiday photo cards and holiday party invitations.
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Does Identity Guard Require A Commitment?

Q: How long does Identity Guard require you to sign up for? Is it a long-term financial commitment? Also, how much will it cost for a couple? A: Great questions! Identity Guard does not require you to sign any long-term contract or make any sort of long-term commitment.
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Let Minted Address Your Envelopes For Free

Minted recently released a new feature, called Address Assistant, that allows you to print your guests addresses on your stationery envelopes for free. This feature is only available with certain products, including holiday cards, birth announcements, as well as party and wedding invitations. Taking advantage of this
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eVoice Adds New Click-to-Call Feature

If you’re a small business owner looking to make your business seem larger than it actually is then you’re in luck because one of our top-rated virtual phone services added another helpful feature. eVoice‘s new feature is called click to call and allows you to add a click
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Stock Up On Business Cards With Tiny Prints

Did you just land a promotion or new job, and need some new business cards? Well you’re in luck because from now through July 16 Tiny Prints Business is offering 10 percent off any business cards. Just enter the code  BIZ10JULY to take advantage of this offer. Tiny
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How To Protect Your Privacy From Facebook’s New Search Feature

Facebook released a new feature called Graph Search on Monday. This feature allows other users to search Facebook’s more than 1 billion member data — from users’ profiles — to get search-specific, consolidated results to help create groups or communities based on members’ interest. Even though Facebook assured the
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Newly Discovered Android Flaw May Give Hackers Access To Your Phone

An article published by technology-news website VentureBeat reported that Bluebox, a mobile security company, announced its discovery of a Android flaw that allows hackers to control 99 percent of Android devices that were released within the past four years — 900 million devices globally. This recently discovered flaw
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Get 40% Off With Cardstore’s Weekend Sale

Are you in need of a birthday, wedding or thank you card? Well you’re in luck because Cardstore is having a huge sale. From now through July 7 you can get 40 percent off sitewide by entering the code CWJ3704 at checkout. It’s important to note that
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2.5 Million Californians Exposed: What You Can Do To Avoid Identity Theft

A report released Monday by state Attorney General Kamala Harris revealed that 2.5 million Californians had their social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank accounts and other personal information exposed following 131 data breaches of companies, universities and government agencies. Some of the companies and organizations breached includes Petco
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Save 20% With Pear Tree’s Christmas In July

It’s July so the thought of holiday photo cards has not even crossed your mind, but lucky for you it’s on Pear Tree Greetings‘ mind. From now through July 31st, Pear Tree is offering 20 percent off its Holiday Collection with it’s Christmas in July sale. Just
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Does VoIP Have Additional Taxes And Fees?

Q: Do VoIP prices include any additional taxes and fees? If so, what do these fees pay for?  A: Yes, VoIP services do charge additional taxes and fees. These fees cover a lot of different taxes and fees including some that the Federal Communications Commission requires all telecommunication
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What Are Extensions?

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Get Your Last-Minute Fourth Of July Party Invitations From Tiny Prints

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Can I Change My TrustedID Individual Plan To A Family Plan Later?

Q: Is it possible for me to sign up as an individual with TrustedID today, and change it to a family plan later?  A: Great question! Yes, you can absolutely sign up for TrustedID today as an individual today and change the plan later.  TrustedID allows you to
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Get 20% Off With Paper Culture’s Summer Sale

Paper Culture is celebrating summer with it’s Summer Sale. From now through July 2nd, you can receive 20 percent off save the date cards, invitations, stationery and return address labels when you enter the code 20SUMMER at checkout. Paper Culture is an eco-friendly photo card service that offers a good-sized slection of unique
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Celebrate The Official Start Of Summer With 20% Off Tiny Prints

The first day of the summer season is Friday, June 21st, and Tiny Prints wants to help you celebrate by giving you 20 percent off any order. Tiny Prints Business also wants to help you celebrate by offering 20 percent off all business orders. You can take
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What Does Annual Prepay Mean?

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Federal Authorities Seize 7-Elevens In Connection To ID Theft Case

Federal authorities seized 14 franchised 7-Elevens in Long Island and Virginia and arrested nine owners and managers in connection with an identity theft case. The nine are charged with making millions of dollars by exploiting more than 50 illegal  immigrants. The owners and managers paid these employees
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Can I Sign My Spouse Up For Identity Guard’s kID Sure Program?

Q: My spouse and I share all the same bank accounts and credit cards, so I don’t feel those need additional monitoring. Would I be able to sign my spouse up for Identity Guard’s kID Sure?  A: No, you will not be able to sign your spouse up with
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Up To 20% Off Any Wedding Paper Divas Order

Want to find quality wedding stationery for cheap? Well you’re in luck because Wedding Paper Divas is offering up to 20 percent off any order from now through July 2nd. Just enter the code TP20JUNE at checkout to take advantage of this discount. This code will allow you
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Is Online College Convenient?

Q: I am looking to get my bachelor’s degree and I exploring my different options. I can choose to go to a local college or online college. I will be working full time while I earn my degree, so I need a college with flexible hours. Would
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Minted’s 15% Off Summer Wedding Event

Planning a summer or fall wedding and looking for deal on invitations or save the dates? Our top-rated for high end prints photo card service wants help you out. From now through June 17th, Minted is having their Summer Wedding Event, which allows you to get 15
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A Northern California-based health system, Sutter Health, announced a security breach that put patient’s personal information in jeopardy of possible identity theft. Sutter released a public notice that stated police found the protected health information while conducting an unrelated investigation. The Sacramento Business Journal reported that Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies found the
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Is It Safe To Put Personal Information In An Email?

Q: I received an email from my bank telling me that my account is in jeopardy and that I need to respond via email. To verify my identity, they want me to include my full name, social security number and date of birth. Is it safe for
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Father’s Day is Sunday, and if you’re one of those people that completely let it slip your mind then you’re in luck because we did some research to find out the best photo card service that gives you the most Father’s Day card options at a reasonable
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Kids Try To Access Social Media Two Times More Than Porn Sites

A recent study conducted and released by Kaspersky Lab showed that children using its parental control software tried to disable the controls to access social media websites twice as much as they tried to access pornographic sites in May 2013. This study included compiled information from the
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LifeLock and LifeLock Ultimate are offering NextAdvisor readers a special 15 percent off as well as a 30-day free trial, which means you can test out the service without making a financial commitment. With the 15 percent discount, LifeLock costs $7.79 per month with an annual prepay or
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Do you want the ability to access your credit score on you cell phone whenever you please? Well, you’re in luck because three of the  credit report monitoring services we review — that also offer identity theft protection — also have mobile applications for your smartphone. Here are the credit
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Q: I was looking into LifeLock’s identity theft protection and noticed that they offer Sex Offender Registry Alerts. What are those? How does it work?  A:  LifeLock’s Sex Offender Registry Alerts are a feature of the LifeLock Ultimate plan that alerts you if a sex offender moves into
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News broke early Tuesday morning that credit reports for some A-list celebrities and major politicians — such as Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton, among others — had been hacked and published on the Internet for the world to see. In some
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Q: Which parental control services allow me to limit what my child sees when they surf the web on their cell phone? A. That’s a great question. A number of our reviewed Parental Control Software also offer parental control browsers on your child’s mobile phone. Here is
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Are you thinking about ordering some fun photo cards to kick off Spring? Well you’re in luck because Tiny Prints is celebrating it’s ninth birthday by giving you 25 percent off any order. Just enter coupon code BDAY13 at checkout between now and March 5, 2013 to receive
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Q: Which identity theft services — that also offer credit monitoring — offer assistance in Spanish? A: That is a great question! We contacted each of the identity theft protection services to find out which services offer assistance in Spanish — as well as English — and found out that all
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If I Have Joint Accounts with My Spouse, Do We Both Need ID Theft Protection?

Q: My spouse and I share joint bank accounts. So, if I get identity theft protection will my spouse be protected as well? A: That is a great question. If only one of you has identity theft protection, then only one of you will have complete protection.
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One of our top rated VoIP services — VoIPo — goes head-to-head with Facebook’s VoIP services to determine which service is best for consumers. Price: VoIPo offers two years unlimited calling to the U.S. and Canada for $6.21 per month or monthly unlimited calling for $15 per
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Facebook released VoIP services for its iOS users last week. The VoIP services are available with the most recent download of Facebook app and the Facebook Messenger app. Both apps are free in the Apple app store. Facebook VoIP services are easy to use, but that is
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Paper Culture Coupon Code: 15% Off And Free Shipping

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Our top two identity theft protection services — Identity Guard Total Protection and TrustedID — go head-to-head to determine which protection is best for consumers. Price: TrustedID offers its protection at $9.38 per month with an annual prepay and 14-day free trial, while Identity Guard offers its protection on a month-to-month plan at $14.99 per month
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