NextAdvisor Blog - Polina Polishchuk

Polina is a NextAdvisor editor who covers credit report monitoring services, Internet fax, email marketing services and online diet programs, among other consumer and business services. She is a UC Berkeley graduate who currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and previously wrote for CNET. When she's not tinkering with online services, she's going to shows, rock climbing or eating sushi.

Posts by Polina Polishchuk:

Credit Cards With The Lowest Ongoing APRs

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. Everyone knows that sometimes cards boasting “low
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Secure Online Savings Accounts

It’s no secret that you can get the highest interest rates with an online savings account. Because these online banks do not require all the costs of maintaining physical branches and all the employees that come with these locations, they can pass their savings on to their customers
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Best Credit Cards for Paying Late

Life happens and deadlines fly by. Sometimes you may even forget to pay your credit card bill on time. While making late credit card payments is usually accompanied by a hefty fee, there are excellent credit cards out there that are much more forgiving than others. Not
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What Is a Credit Utilization Ratio?

Q: I am trying to improve my credit score and heard the term “credit utilization ratio.” What is it and how does it work? A: While there are many factors that go into your credit score, according to FICO, your credit utilization ratio is a factor that
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Earth Day: How To Green Your Office With Internet Fax

There are plenty of steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint in daily life. Creating a more eco-friendly office environment is one of them. Using a traditional fax machine is a paper-wasting trap. While you can file extra, unwanted faxes away as “scratch-paper,” why deal
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Best Credit Cards with Free Credit Scores

On top of earning rewards for spending and helping you pay for large purchases, credit cards can also help you stay on top of your credit health. Not only can credit cards help you build a positive payment history, but they can also raise your credit score
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Best Credit Cards For Your Credit Score

Editor’s note: These offers may no longer be available. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for you. In a sea of credit card offers that boast endless rewards and low interest rates, it can be difficult to reel in the
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Is My Social Security Number Safe When Requesting Credit Reports?

Q: I want to see my credit report, but I am worried about entering my social security number online to do so. How do I know whether my personal information is secure or not? A: This is a good question, and it’s great that you are giving
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Get Comfortable With Your Finances

According to a new health study from Wells Fargo, nearly half of Americans say the most challenging topic to discuss with others is personal finances, rather than other touchy subjects such as death, politics and religion. The survey also pointed out that one-third of Americans say they
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Why Having Multiple Credit Cards Is Good For Your Credit

Contrary to popular belief, having more than one credit card is actually beneficial to your credit health. One of the most important factors in determining your credit score is your credit utilization ratio, pictured on the right. In fact, it makes up 30% of your credit score. The lower
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Check Your Credit Report in Case of a Store Breach

It seems like store data breaches are the norm these days. Neiman Marcus, Michaels and the huge late-November Target data breach are among the retail giants taken advantage of by hackers. The Target data breach affected 110 million shoppers and, alarmingly, a single email may have led
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Win Big in NextAdvisor’s $500 Cash Giveaway

Editor’s Note: As of July 11, 2014, we are no longer accepting entries for our $500 giveaway. Want some extra cash? How about $500? How to enter NextAdvisor’s $500 Cash Giveaway We are giving away $500 cash to one of our lucky readers! To enter, hop over
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What Information Is Not Included On Your Credit Report?

Q: I want to get my credit report and need to know what information will NOT be included on my credit report? A: Lenders use your credit report to make decisions based on your creditworthiness. While all of your credit-related accounts are listed on your credit report,
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Are There Vegetarian Diet Programs For Delivery?

Q: I’m a vegetarian looking for a diet meal delivery service, are there vegetarian diet programs? A: Yes, while some of the top diet programs offer just a couple of vegetarian options within their weekly meal plans, other services have meal plans that specifically cater to vegetarian
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Can Credit Monitoring Fix Errors On Your Credit Report?

Q: I found some discrepancies on my credit report, can a credit report monitoring service just fix the errors for me? A: Not quite. If you’ve found an error on your credit report, there are various steps that you will have to take on your own. However, credit report
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Diet Meal Delivery: 2014 Taste Test Results

For those of you with losing weight at the top of their New Year’s resolutions list, diet meal delivery programs are a great way to start working towards your goal. These services deliver healthy meals straight to your doorstep, taking the calorie-counting, portion-measuring and time-consuming work out
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New Year’s Resolutions: Improving Your Credit Score

The new year is here, which means it’s time to buckle down on your new year’s resolutions. While some items on your list may be easier to achieve than others, improving your credit is not only doable, but necessary in 2014. To make sure you follow through
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Target Security Breach: What To Do If Your Credit Card Information Has Been Compromised

New details are surfacing about the Target breach that occurred between November 27 and December 15. Only exceeded by the 2005 scam that affected 45.7 million TJX Companies Inc. customers, this Target security breach is the second largest credit card breach in U.S. history. At least 40
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Facebook Privacy: How Exposed Are You?

Facebook is a great way to share snippets of your life with family and friends. While posting and sharing can be fun, however, it’s important to control exactly what personal information you’re giving up and who is seeing this information. Ignoring your privacy settings can leave your personal
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How Is Credit Score Calculated?

Q: I just checked my credit scores, and I’m wondering how is a credit score calculated in general? A: Your credit score is calculated based on the information in your credit report. Each credit score provider like — FICO, Vantage and CreditXpert — have their own algorithms
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Who Can Access My Credit Report?

Q: Who can access my credit report and when can they access it? A: Potential lenders aren’t the only organizations that access your credit report to make decisions based on your creditworthiness. In fact, there are multiple sources that will need to access your credit report. The FCRA
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The Difference Between Installment and Revolving Loans

If you’ve taken a look at your credit report, you may have noticed that some of your credit accounts are labeled as “installment loans,” while others are labeled “revolving loans.” Simply put, these terms are used to describe that particular credit account. The difference between installment and
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Do I Need To Scan Documents To Use MetroFax?

Q: I want to sign up for MetroFax, but how does it work with physical papers? Do I need to scan documents to use MetroFax? A: MetroFax is an excellent choice if you’re looking to switch to Internet fax. Your MetroFax number lets you send and receive
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Best Credit Cards For Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is almost here, and while you keep racking up items on your family’s holiday wish list, you can also rack up cash back rewards on your credit cards. There are a number of credit cards that reward you for doing your shopping online, and what
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Quick Credit Report: How Fast Can I Get My Reports?

Q: I need to get a quick credit report. How fast will I be able to get my credit report after signing up? A: You’re in luck if you need a quick credit report — you can get your full 3-bureau credit report and score for free using
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LifeLock Discount: Get 15% Off LifeLock, LifeLock Ultimate

For the months of November and December, LifeLock is offering a 15% discount to NextAdvisor readers. While this offer does not include their 30-day free trial, you will be saving some extra cash. Get the LifeLock discount. With the 15% discount, LifeLock comes out to $7.79/month when
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How Much Does Nutrisystem Cost?

Nutrisystem sends customers a month’s worth of diet food straight to their doorstep at an affordable price, making it one of the most popular diet meal delivery services around. So how much does it cost? Right now you can save big on both female and male 28-day
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MetroFax vs. Send2Fax: Which Internet Fax Service is Best?

MetroFax and Send2Fax are both big names in Internet faxing, but which one is best? There are several factors to consider when choosing the right service for your needs, so we’ve broken it down for you. Pricing and Plans – with a lower price for a higher
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Online Diet: What Is The Cancellation Policy For Diet Meal Delivery Programs?

Diet meal delivery is a great way to kickstart your diet into a healthier lifestyle. Getting meals delivered straight to your door is convenient and easy, and many of them let you cancel your membership at any time without penalty; however, it is very important to pay attention
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Can I Get Someone’s Credit Report If I Am Their Trustee?

Q: I am my sister’s trustee and need to get a copy of her credit report, for which she gave me consent. She does not have either a credit card or an email account. Can I retrieve her credit report? A: Everyone is entitled to a free annual
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Online Diet: Get $50 Off Any BistroMD Meal Plan

Want to lose some weight before Halloween’s candy feast? You’re in luck — until October 31, BistroMD is offering NextAdvisor readers $50 off their first week of any Bistro MD 5 or 7 day program. To get the discount, just click any Bistro MD link on NextAdvisor.com, then
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Bistro MD Coupon Code: Get 50% Off Any BistroMD Plan

Bistro MD, the most gourmet option in our diet meal delivery program comparison, is currently offering an amazing offer to our readers for a limited time. Until midnight on October 14, 2013, get 50% off any order from Bistro MD.  You can get this exclusive discount on
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Do Online Diet Programs Have Hidden Fees?

Q: Are there any other fees in addition to the weekly costs for online diet programs, or are the prices in your reviews all-inclusive? A:  Online diet delivery programs can all vary in price depending on your personal dieting preferences. The daily prices quoted in our reviews for
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Will Getting A Credit Report Hurt My Credit Score?

Q: I’m really curious about my credit report and credit score, but I’m hesitant to order it because I heard it can lower my score. Is this true? A: This is a great question, and a very common misconception. In short, no, getting your credit report and/or
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How Do Incoming Faxes Work With Internet Fax?

Q: How would I receive faxes if I have an Internet fax number. Through email? A: Great question. Unlike using a fax machine, Internet fax gives you options, even when it comes to receiving faxes. Your choices include receiving faxes in your email account, your online Internet
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How Soon Can I Get My Credit Report?

Q: I need my credit report right away, how long do I have to wait to get it? A: Thankfully, with credit report monitoring you can get your 3-bureau credit reports and scores instantly upon signup. In addition to that, most of the top services will begin to
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How To Tell If A Site Is Secure

Updated: Feb. 19, 2015 When we were young, we were taught to never talk to strangers and to always be aware of our surroundings. Today, the same rules apply when we’re using the web. Upon signing up for online services and, in turn, providing credit card and
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How To Stay On Top Of Your Credit Score

Your credit score is important. Even if you won’t be needing it in the near future to apply for a school loan, credit card or to rent an apartment, you never know when it will come in handy. That’s why you should be taking small steps today
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What Information Is Listed On My Credit Report?

Q: What information will I find on my Experian, Equifax and Transunion credit reports? And will credit monitoring services provide all of the same information? A: Your credit report contains important, detailed information about your credit history. Here’s a guide to what you will find in your
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Can I Use Multiple Fax Numbers with One Internet Fax Account?

Q: Can you have multiple fax numbers for different departments and control  to which users have access to each fax number? Also, can you set up different users with different cover pages? A: Internet fax not only helps you efficiently cut down on paper-waste and office clutter, but
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Can Facebook Affect Your Credit Score?

Social media is everywhere, but a new development of lending startups have taken it to the next level. While most lenders rely on your credit score and credit report to get an idea of your trustworthiness as a borrower, a controversial question is popping up amongst  new
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Use Your Email Account to Send and Receive Faxes with MetroFax

If you fax regularly, then it’s time to save money by switching to Internet fax. These services are environmentally friendly and efficient, saving paper and allowing users to fax any time there’s an Internet connection. Some of these providers have the option of choosing a toll-free number,
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Diet Discount: Get $50 Off Your First Week of BistroMD

If you’d like to get a jumpstart on your weight loss, then consider starting off with a diet meal delivery program. These services deliver healthy, filling, portion-controlled meals straight to your door, taking the guesswork out of dieting and sending you on your way towards a healthier
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5 Useful Email Marketing Features That You May Not Know About

If you’ve been using your email client to send newsletters to your customers, it’s time to stop and get with the times. Advancements in email marketing technology have made it easier for businesses to better engage and interact with their customers. Not only do some of the
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Can A Higher Credit Score Make You Happier?

Your credit score is important. And while a number doesn’t exactly hold the key to infinite happiness, a good credit score can help you attain things that can make life better. A better credit score can open up new opportunities. Lenders rely on your credit information to
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What Is the Fastest Way to Change the Address in my Credit File?

Q: I just moved and need to update my address in all three bureaus. I am a little worried about identity theft. What is the quickest way to do this? A: Though this process isn’t necessarily quick, it is relatively simple. In order to change your address
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Study Shows 51% of U.S. Adults Bank Online

The Pew Research Center has released a study that shows 51% of U.S. adults, or 61% of Internet users, bank online. According to the data, it is apparent that younger Internet users, those that are 18 to 29, report the most significant increases for online banking. These findings, that
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Do Email Marketing Services Include Image Storage?

Q: Does the pricing structure for email marketing automatically include image and document library storage or is that an added cost? A: Most of the email marketing services we review include image upload and storage in their plans, among many other features. While there are a number of
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What Is The Easiest Way To Get A Credit Report?

Q: What is the easiest, fastest way to get my credit report and credit scores? Many people don’t know that they are actually entitled to one free credit report every year from each of the three bureaus — Experian, Equifax and Transunion. You can sign up for
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Can Credit Report Monitoring Services Still Monitor Frozen Credit Files?

Q: I have “frozen” my credit bureau accounts. Will credit report monitoring services still monitor them? A: Great question. For those unfamiliar with credit freezes, it means that no new creditors will be able to access your credit report for any reason. When the credit freeze is in
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Top 5 Ways To Boost Your Credit Score

UPDATED: June 10, 2014 Don’t let your less-than-stellar credit score get you down. Instead, check out these 5 crucial steps to raise your score: 1. Monitor your credit. You can’t boost your credit score if you don’t even know what it is, much less why. In order
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How Much Will Email Marketing Cost For My Business?

Q:  My company sends out rate notifications via email to about 20,000 recipients. What would it cost us to use email marketing monthly to send out our rate information? A: Thank you for your question! Different email marketing services have varying pricing plans based on the number
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What is The Easiest Way to Fix a Credit Report Error?

Q: I think I have an error on my credit report. What is a quick and easy way to get it fixed? A: Though the process of getting an error fixed isn’t necessarily quick, it is pretty easy to get started. First, you need to identify which
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Internet Fax Service vs. Fax Modem: Which is better?

Q: What is the difference between using an Internet fax service rather than a faxing modem? A: First, we should discuss what each of these alternative faxing options is. A fax modem is a small USB device that you can plug into your computer and use to
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Equifax, Experian or Transunion: Does it Matter?

If you’ve been active with credit, then you should know about the three credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian and Transunion. If you’ve recently looked at your 3-bureau credit report and scores, then you may have noticed that your credit score is different in each bureau. While most
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Is FreeCreditScore.com A Scam?

Q: I keep seeing commercials for FreeCreditScore.com, is it a scam or does it actually provide a free credit score? A: If you’ve read our review for FreeCreditScore.com, then you already know that we wouldn’t necessarily recommend the site. And while FreeCreditScore.com is a real service and
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LifeLock Junior: Identity Protection for Your Kids

Did you know that kids are prime targets for identity thieves? With little information like your child’s name, social security number and birth date, fraudsters can open accounts in your child’s name, ruining their credit before they even get a chance to establish a genuine credit history.
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Is It Easy To Switch To Internet Fax?

Q: I’m thinking about switching to Internet fax but I use my fax machine a lot and I’ve had my fax number forever. How easy is it to switch over? A: This is a great question, with an even better answer — yes, it’s super easy to
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How To Fix Bad Credit

Whether you’re applying for a loan or trying to rent an apartment, your credit  is important. In fact, your credit score may be the difference between you being accepted or not. If you’re trying to fix bad credit, it’s important to get educated. As far as FICO scores
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Save More With Online Savings Accounts

These days, people aren’t saving as much as they should be. In fact, 25% of US families had no savings in 2012. With all of life’s needs, saving money can be tough, but with higher interest rates and zero fees, online savings accounts can help. Online banks
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What Is ShoeDazzle’s Return Policy?

Q: How do returns work with ShoeDazzle? A: Unlike a lot of other online stores, ShoeDazzle lets you make returns without the headache. If you’re unhappy with your order for any reason, you may send it back free of charge. All items must be returned within 45
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Can I Send Faxes Internationally Using Internet Fax?

Q: If I sign up for an Internet fax service, can I send faxes to international numbers? A: Generally yes, you can send faxes to international fax numbers with your Internet fax account.  MetroFax, the #1 ranked service in our Internet fax reviews, explains that in order
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What Is BBB?

Q: I’ve noticed that you mention BBB ratings in several of your reviews, what does that mean? A: BBB stands for Better Business Bureau, a nonprofit organization that works to build marketplace trust by providing “reliability reviews” on businesses. Consumers are welcome to file complaints against businesses,
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How To Tell If A Credit Report Monitoring Service Is A Scam Or Not

There are a lot of online scams out there, many of which involve your credit report. Some of these are malicious, created solely for the purpose of gaining your personal information and potentially defrauding you. Other sites that people may consider scams include services with hidden fees,
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Which Credit Monitoring Services Let International Customers View Their Reports?

Q: Which of the credit report monitoring services allow credit reporting which is viewed from outside the United States? After 7 years, Free Credit Report terminated my monthly service because I work outside the United States. A: That’s a great question — you should continue to stay on
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Does Credit Monitoring Come With Internet Security Software?

Q: I want to sign up for credit monitoring and I already have a security software suite. Do credit monitoring services come with security software? If yes, will it interfere with my current program? A: Yes, many of the top credit report monitoring services offer free Internet
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Save More Money: Get The Highest Interest Rate

It’s not news that online savings accounts offer highest interest rates than traditional, brick-and-mortar banks. This is because online banks don’t have the same branch upkeep and employee expenses, thus passing their savings to their customers via higher interest rates. Currently, Everbank is offering one of the highest
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Department of Homeland Security Urges Employees To Get Identity Theft Protection After Security Breach

This week, the discovery of a security vulnerability dating back to July 2009 has caused a stir in the Department of Homeland Security. Thousands of DHS employees have been notified that their personal information, which include names, social security numbers and birthdays may have been exposed, though the
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Does Internet Fax Work Well?

Q: I’m thinking about switching to Internet fax, does it work well? A: Yes, Internet fax works really well!  And, the people sending and receiving faxes from you will never know the difference. As long as you have an Internet connection, faxing is easy and convenient with these services
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Get An Updated Credit Score Every Month

All of the top credit monitoring services monitor your 3-bureau credit report daily, but if you need to keep up with your fluctuating credit score, there are particular services that will update your Equifax, Experian and Transunion scores frequently for your viewing pleasure. One such service is
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Where Can I Print My Full Credit Report?

Q: Do I have to get my credit report mailed to me or is there a way to print it out each time I need it? A: In addition to being able to log into your credit monitoring account online, all of the top services including Identity
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What Format Does Internet Fax Use?

Q: When someone sends an Internet fax and I want to open it in my email, what format is it in? How about when I send a fax from my computer? A: Great question! Most Internet fax services, like the top provider in our reviews, MetroFax, allow you
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How Much Does Diet to Go Cost?

Our top-ranked diet meal delivery service, Diet-to-Go, placed first in our 2013 diet meal delivery taste test. It’s also affordable, especially with the 20% discount they’re offering NextAdvisor readers. With the discount, your first order will be just $76.79 for 5 days worth of healthy lunches and
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Does Internet Fax Have Busy Signals?

Q: My employees are required to fax in their timeslips on Fridays. Sometimes they have to try 4-5 times before the fax will come through and get busy signals. Can Internet fax services accomodate this incoming volume without busy signals? A: The absence of busy signals is just one of
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Customizable Diet Programs

Dieting can be tough when you’re a picky eater. That’s why some diet programs allow you to add some personal preference to their meal plans. Out of the meal delivery services we’ve reviewed, we found Jenny Craig to be the most customizable. When you first sign up,
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What Is The Best Internet Fax Service For Bulk Faxing?

Q: I need an Internet fax service that will allow me to send to a large number of recipients at once. I will be sending at least 500 pages per month, which service should I choose? A: Bulk faxing is cheaper, more organized and generally easier when
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TrustedID Credit Monitoring Now Offers a Monthly Plan For You and Your Family

TrustedID is ranked highly in our credit report monitoring comparison thanks to their comprehensive daily credit monitoring and identity theft protection tools. In addition to their excellent features, TrustedID is the only service we’ve reviewed that offers a family plan, which gives them an advantage over the
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How to Log Out of All Active Facebook Sessions From Your Phone

Over 1 billion people use Facebook worldwide, and while it’s a great way to keep up with your friends online, there are certain consequences if you’re not careful when using the site — careless Facebook users are prime victims for identity thieves. In addition to revealing too
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Do Online Banks Have Physical Branches?

Q: I noticed that online savings accounts have much higher interest rates, but I still like going into bank branches and speaking with someone in person. Do any online banks have physical branches? A: Some of the online savings accounts we review, like Capital One 360 and
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Do Any Meal Delivery Diet Programs Offer Access To Diet Consultants?

Q: I want to get on a meal delivery program, but would like to choose one that offers consultations. Which program should I choose? A: This is a great question. Dieting isn’t easy, and though meal delivery diet programs already take most of the work out for
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Can I Get Credit Monitoring For My Business?

Q: Do any credit report monitoring services offer a business plan? A: Though there aren’t credit monitoring services that will monitor your company’s Tax Identity Number (TIN) number, there are a couple of ways you can use these services to help protect your business. Top-rated services like
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Get Organized With an Internet Fax Inbox

In addition to reducing paper waste and upping your fax confidentiality, Internet fax can help you get organized. Internet fax services combine the ease of email with the necessity of faxing by allowing you to send and receive faxes from your computer or phone, and organizing all
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Can I Get Credit Monitoring for My Teenager?

Q: I would like to get a credit report monitoring service for myself and my 14 year old son, which service would be best? A: Companies will only monitor a person’s credit file if they are over 18; however, there are credit monitoring services that will protect
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Earth Day: Go Green with Internet Fax

Happy Earth Day! Looking to add a little green to your business? There are always ways to help make your business more green. Faxing uses tons of paper, and oftentimes these documents are just set aside, never to be looked at again. Internet fax cuts down paper waste
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Why Are Lenders Unable to Pull My Credit Report?

Q: I am trying to apply for a loan and the lender is unable to pull the score. Why is this happening and how do I fix it? A: There are two reasons why a lender may be unable to pull your credit score. The first reason
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Which Meal Delivery Diet Programs Offer Free Shipping?

Q: I want to sign up for a diet program but am trying to avoid shipping costs. Which services will ship the meals for free? A: If you’re looking for a top-rated meal delivery program with free shipping, Bistro MD is currently offering free shipping to NextAdvisor
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10% LifeLock Discount

Get 10% off LifeLock and LifeLock Ultimate when you sign up through NextAdvisor. Both of these services, which offer 30-day free trials, were ranked highly by our editors for identity theft protection as well as credit monitoring. LifeLock is an excellent service if you’re looking for full-featured identity theft
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Do Credit Monitoring Services Give an Explanation When My Score Goes Down?

Q: My current credit monitoring service won’t explain why my credit score is fluctuating. Are there services that will explain the specific reasons for my credit score going up or down? A: First, you will need to sign up for a credit monitoring service that updates your
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What Do I Need To Get Started With Credit Report Monitoring?

Q: I want to sign up a credit monitoring service like Identity Guard or PrivacyGuard, what information do I need to sign up and get started? A: Signing up for a credit report monitoring service is quick and easy — you just need some basic personal information
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What Are The Best Internet Fax Services for Limited Faxing?

Q: I want to sign up for Internet faxing, but I don’t want to sign up for a big plan because I only send and receive a couple faxes a month. Are there any services that would be worth it for me?  A: While most Internet fax
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Does ShoeDazzle Carry Large Sizes?

Q: I want to sign up for a monthly shoe subscription site, but I’m worried that my feet are too big. What sizes does ShoeDazzle carry? A: ShoeDazzle, which received 5 out of 5 stars in our fashion club reviews and rankings, carries shoe sizes 51/2 to
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How Often Can I Check My Credit Score?

Q: I want to sign up for credit monitoring, but how often can I look at my credit score? I heard that your credit score goes down every time you look at it.  A: In addition to monitoring your credit reports daily for any changes, some of the top
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Is Stamps.com Worth It?

Q: I’m thinking about signing up for Stamps.com, how much is the monthly plan, what do I get and is it worth it? A:  If you send a lot of mail, using an online stamps service like Stamps.com can save you time, money and trips to the
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Free Internet Fax: How to Fax For Free

The hype you’ve heard surrounding Internet fax is all true. Sending faxes from your computer or smartphone using an Internet fax service is more convenient and more affordable than waiting on a clunky fax machine that causes paper jams. The best Internet fax services offer a high
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APR vs. APY: What’s The Difference?

While most consumers know that APR stands for “Annual Percentage Rate” and APY stands for “Annual Percentage Yield,” there is still confusion pertaining to what these are used for. When applied to loans and savings accounts, APRs are interest rates that require you to pay extra money,
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Is Nutrisystem Good?

Q: I want to go on the Nutrisystem diet but am worried about the taste, do you know if it’s any good? A: Because taste is important when trying to stick to a diet, we performed a blind and independent taste test on each of the top
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Buy Stamps: Where to Print Stamps Online

Why go to the post office when you can print stamps right from your computer? Online stamps services offer convenience by allowing you to print exact postage straight from your home or business printer, while providing you with other perks such as instant tracking information, free USPS supplies
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Are You Protecting Your Identity Online?

It’s harder to keep things private these days since we are constantly connected to the web. Yes, it makes it easier to share birthdays, favorite locations and contact information with friends, but it also makes it easier for us to become a victim of identity fraud. In
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Free Email Marketing: The Best Services on a Dime

Using an email marketing service is a great way to interact with your readers and/or clients. Many of the top services offer free trials, but if you have a lower subscriber count and want to try a service for a longer period of time, there are some
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Credit Report Errors: How You Can Fix Them

The FTC released some surprising numbers last month, showing that 26% of consumers (around 52 million people) have at least one error on their credit report. Credit report errors can cause your credit score to go down, preventing you from getting the lowest possible interest rates, and causing
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Are Online Savings Accounts Secure?

Q: I want to open a savings account with Ally bank but I’m a little skeptical since it’s online. Will my money be safe? A: Yes, your money will be just as safe with Ally and the other top online banks as it would be in a
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Can I Get An Instant Credit Report?

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In Identity Thief, Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Bateman) from Denver, Colorado has his identity stolen by a woman in Florida (Melissa McCarthy). In an attempt to save his credit and his job, he goes on a frantic quest to reclaim his identity. Thanks to these great actors, hilarity ensues.
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Already the leader in online backup, Carbonite just released a free new application called “Currents” that allows users to sync files across all of their devices. This is a smart add-on for Carbonite, since a home backup subscription only backs up one computer but this application can
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Until Monday, November 26 SugarSync is offering a special black friday deal featuring 30% off your first year of backup and cloud storage. This comprehensive service is rated No. 1 in our cloud storage rankings and offers excellent features like file and folder syncing across computers, special
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As more details concerning the David Petraeus scandal pour in, there seem to be more people involved in the web of “secret” emails. At the forefront of the scandal, the so-called “email tricks” that Petraeus and his ex-mistress/biographer Paula Broadwell used for secret correspondence have proved to be less-than tricky.
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MetroFax, the service that holds the top spot in our Internet fax rankings, has recently made some upgrades to make it even more convenient for users to send faxes from the web. MetroFax account holders can now upload and design custom cover pages to send along with their faxes.
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If you’ve looked at our Internet fax comparison chart, you’ve noticed that MetroFax and Nextiva aren’t too far apart in our rankings. And while MetroFax is ranked slightly higher with 5 out 5 stars to Nextiva’s 4 out of 5 stars, there are pros and cons to
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Though SOS isn’t the most well-known of the online backup services we review, their online backup for PC software earned 5 out of 5 stars and their Mac version got 4 out of 5 stars. Their recent upgrade features backup for multiple network locations (NAS devices). Not
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ING Direct is the biggest name in online savings, and for good reason. Their online savings account always offers a good rate, currently at .75% APY,  and no minimum deposit or balance requirements. It is an easy-to-use, reliable and safe account that we’ve rated 5 out of
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Q: I am on a strict budget, can I save shipping charges on a diet program and pick up my 4 weeks supply locally?  A: If you’re on a budget, we recommend the Nutrisystem diet plan. Currently, they are offering our readers a 40% discount on their
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Carbonite and Spideroak both ranked 5 stars in our online backup comparison, but there are  pros and cons for different users for each service. Here’s a look at their differences in a couple of key categories: Price. Carbonite‘s annual plan is $53.10/year for unlimited back up space
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Q: I want to switch to Internet fax but need to keep my current fax number for business purposes. Will I have to pay the phone company for keeping this number? A: Great question. If you want to keep your current fax number, you need to contact
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SugarSync, which scored 5 out of 5 stars in our online backup rankings, is currently offering our readers 10% off their first year of online backup. This is in addition to their 17% discount when you opt for an annual plan. If you need to back up your
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If you still haven’t backed up your computer, now’s the time. For the month of August, SOS Online Backup is offering our readers a 50% discount on their 50 GB storage plan. For just $39.99/year, which comes out to only $3.33/month, you can back up 50 GB
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For those of you considering signing up for the Nutrisystem meal delivery program, we’ve got your final push. Starting Tuesday, August 7, sign up for Nutrisystem at 50% off the first month’s price. No coupon code is necessary to take advantage of the deal, just follow any Nutrisystem
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We already knew that Mozy is a great online backup service, but with it’s newest feature, Stash, they’ve moseyed (get it?) right on over to the top of our cloud storage rankings as well. Mozy is a great value; they already have discounts on their annual plans,
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Want to try an online diet service but don’t know which to choose? We’re here to help. There are a number of great diet programs that can help you reach your goal, but the first thing you need to decide is whether you want a do-it-yourself (DIY)
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Some people think that copying their important files onto an external hard drive or USB is enough precaution for backing up their computer. But the reality is, there is a much safer way to prevent data loss, and it’s called Online Backup. While there are some benefits
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Can I Transfer My Old Fax Number to Internet Fax?

Q: I currently use a regular fax machine and want to convert to Internet fax but do not want to lose my fax number. Can I transfer my old number to an Internet fax service. A. Yes, most Internet fax providers will allow subscribers to port their old fax
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If you’re planning your wedding, you may be too busy to focus on healthy eating. As much as you want to have the time to plan out and prepare healthy meals, sometimes it’s just too difficult to spend an hour in the kitchen while centerpieces and invitations
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While there are a couple of legitimate and helpful payday loan sites, there are still a lot of scams out there. We’ve put together a few quick tips on how to dodge payday loan scams: – If the site is asking you to pay a particular sum
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Q: I need to access files in DropBox to fax from my iPad. Which Internet fax services allow me to do that? A: What we love most about Internet fax is its ease and accessibility — the ability to send faxes anytime, anywhere. The best mobile application for Internet
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You already know that you can get affordable, cute heels with ShoeDazzle, without a monthly commitment. And now, Senior Director of Design has launched ShoeDazzle‘s very own clothing line, Socialite. Each collection features a pair of heels, a dress and various accessories, each just $39.95 and made to compliment
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Are PayDay Loans Legal in My State?

If you’re pressed for cash and need a short-term loan with an amount smaller than what the bank can give you, a payday loan may be your best option. However, there are specific laws pertaining to the legality of payday loans depending on what state you’re in. Payday
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Q: I have a Macbook. If I back up photos and music online, is that information available from any other computer I may have access to? Can pictures be available to other users that I choose? A: With cloud storage, you’re essentially killing two birds with one
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Google Drive Privacy Policy: How Private are Your Files?

Google Drive, the Internet giant’s answer to services like DropBox, is causing a buzz in the world of cloud storage, with excited Google followers signing up for the service without looking twice. The problem, however, is while most cloud storage services pride themselves on how secure they keep
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Storing Files: Comparing SkyDrive, Google Drive, DropBox and Other Cloud Storage

With big names like Microsoft and Google joining the cloud storage market, choosing the right cloud backup provider is increasingly difficult. That’s where we come in. There are some key differences between SkyDrive, Google Drive, DropBox, SugarSync and other cloud storage services that may steer you one
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Google Drive Review: What is Google Drive and How Does it Compare to Other Cloud Storage Alternatives?

Today Google announced their answer to cloud storage, Google Drive. The new service allows users to seamlessly sync their folders in the cloud, making it easy to access files anywhere with an Internet connection. And although we liked Google Drive’s simple interface and intuitive drag and drop
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Do I Need to Sign a Contract for BistroMD?

Q: Do I need to sign a contract when I sign up for the BistroMD meal delivery program? A: There is no contract to sign with BistroMD; however, you must pay attention to certain deadlines so that if you do decide to cancel the service, you do
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Are There Diet Programs that Cater to People With Diabetes?

Q: My husband and I are diabetic and are looking to start a diet program so we can lose weight. Do any of the programs you review have options for diabetics? A: It is important to consult your doctor before starting any type of new diet. That
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How Do I Backup My Facebook Account?

Q: I want to make sure that I never lose the photos I have posted on my Facebook account. Is there a way to back them up? A: Facebook has over 800 million active users, many of whom rely on the social networking site to keep their
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How Do I Restore My Computer with Carbonite?

Q: I just got recovered my PC after a crash, how do I restore all of my backed up files from Carbonite onto the computer? A: Restoring your files using Carbonite couldn’t be easier and only takes a couple of clicks. In fact, we’ve recorded a short tutorial
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Q: I keep hearing about Dropbox, what is it? A: Dropbox is a popular cloud storage service that allows users to store and sync their files online. When you sign up for this service, it installs a Dropbox folder on each of your computers. When users save their
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Can I Store My Photo and Video Files on My Cloud Storage Account and Not on My Computer?

Q: I have a lot of pictures and video files that I don’t need to access all the time. Can I store these files in the JustCloud server, but not on my PC? A: Actually, JustCloud is one of the only cloud storage services that will keep your
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With the temptation to whip out your credit card around every street corner and web page, sometimes saving money isn’t an easy task. At NextAdvisor, we review the top online savings accounts and have come up with a list of basic saving tips so you can watch your account
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Monthly fashion clubs pride themselves in being on top of the latest trends. At the same time, trendy celebrities are always looking for the cutest stuff and lately, we’ve spotted them getting awesome deals by rocking some fashion club styles. From left to right: Ashley Olsen wearing Stylemint off
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Q: I’m looking for the most secure online backup service. Which one doesn’t  have access to your password? A: When it comes to security, one of the first online backup and cloud storage services that comes to mind is Spideroak. In addition to standard triple-encryption on the backup, transmission,
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What is The Cloud?

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Is It Easy to Send an Internet Fax?

Q: I want to switch from my regular fax machine. How easy is it to send a fax using an Internet fax service? A: In many ways, using an Internet fax service is even easier, and more secure, than toiling with a regular fax machine — especially
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Q: What is the best DIY diet that you recommend for men who want to lose weight? A: Most of the DIY diet programs we review cater to both men and women. Because they are, for the most part, highly customizable,  they don’t necessarily focus on plans designed specifically
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How Can I Sync my Computers Using SugarSync?

Q: I need to sync two of my computers together so that whatever changes I make in a particular folder on one, will show up automatically in the other. How can I do this using SugarSync? A: SugarSync is our top pick for syncing computers. With just
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If I Delete a Backed Up File From My Hard Drive, Will it Automatically be Deleted Off the Cloud?

Q: When I delete a backed up file off my computer or hard drive, does it automatically get deleted off the cloud? A:  This is a great question. Because Online Backup is a great way to guarantee you never mistakenly delete important files, most of these services
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World Backup Day: Protect Your Computer from Pranks for April Fools Day

Tomorrow, March 31st, is World Backup Day. And what better time to get in the backup mentality than just in time for April Fool’s Day? Your roommate may think programming that miscellaneous picture to pop up anytime you click on your browser is a harmless joke, but
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ShoeDazzle Launches New No-Commitment Subscription Policy

It’s a happy day for shoe lovers; this morning, ShoeDazzle implemented their new no-commitment subscription policy. Unlike all of the other fashion clubs we review, ShoeDazzle no longer requires a monthly commitment from it’s members — you only pay when placing an order. Users no longer have
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The Best Cloud Storage for iPhone, Smartphone Junkies

Are you a smartphone fanatic? Do you use your Android at work more than your computer? Have you ever walked carelessly into the street while updating your iPhone’s calendar? Well then maybe it’s time to utilize your smartphone addiction to get organized. Using cloud storage on your phone is perfect
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Online Savings: Which Online Bank Should I Choose?

Q: I have $2,000 that I want to put in an online savings account. I don’t want to have a lot of access to the money because I am trying to save it. Which online bank would work best for me? A: If you want to save
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Can Online Cloud Backup Store My Software?

Q: Will Carbonite back up the software programs on my Mac in addition to all my files? I am a freelance graphic designer and am looking for an option that also keeps an off-site copy of all of my software. A: Unfortunately, only Carbonite HomePlus and HomePremier, which
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Can I Sign My Documents Electronically with Internet Fax?

Q: I would like to switch to Internet fax but still need the ability to sign my documents, does Internet fax have electronic signature capabilities? A: Because most Internet fax services are designed to be used primarily from the web and not a desktop application, the ability
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Why You Need a Cloud Storage Service and Which One to Choose

What is  cloud storage?  Do I need a cloud storage service?  Which cloud storage service should I get? If you are asking any of these questions, we’ve got the answers. Cloud Storage services make sure that your files are stored securely on the web and are ready
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With BistroMD, How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose in One Week?

Q: With BistroMD, how much weight can i expect to lose in one week on the 7 day program? A: Though the amount of weight you lose depends on many factors such as your age, activity level, amount of exercise, medical conditions and present weight, according to BistroMD, on
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Q: How much does Joy’s LIFE Diet cost? I saw the $16/month, but what is the sign up fee? A: At $16/month, Joy’s LIFE Diet comes out to a mere $4.00 per week — members are charged once every 13 weeks. There is no activation fee, but you are required
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Q: I currently have a Carbonite subscription. How do I figure out when it will expire? Will I get the NextAdvisor discount when I renew my subscription? A: If you need to view your Carbonite account’s expiration or renewal date, just log in to your Carbonite web account.
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National Consumer Protection Week: What You Should Know About PayDay Loans

Next on our National Consumer Protection Week agenda is the topic of protecting yourself when seeking debt relief. Many Americans look to Payday Loans when in need of fast small-dollar cash loans; however, it is important to learn the facts before you borrow. The CFA, short for Consumer Federation
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What is the Difference between Online Backup and Cloud Storage Services?

Q: What is the difference between online backup and cloud storage. Which service should I get? A: You may have noticed that some of the services featured in our Online Backup page are also in our Cloud Storage category. But don’t be fooled — though the names
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Which Online Backup Services Are Best at Backing Up Emails?

Q: I am constantly using my email for important information and documents. I would like to choose an online backup service that will allow me to backup these emails with ease as well as access them remotely anytime. Which service is best for this? A: This is
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Which Internet Fax Services Offer Toll-Free Numbers?

Q: I run a small business and am interested in signing up for an Internet fax service, but I do not want my clients nor I to be charged when we send faxes. Which services offer toll-free numbers? A: Signing up for a toll-free Internet fax number
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Which Internet Fax Services are HIPAA Compliant?

Q: I am in a position where I send and receive personal information that is covered by HIPAA laws. Which Internet fax services comply with these laws? A: We get this question a lot. Replacing your regular fax machine with an Internet fax service is the safe way
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Can I Customize My Weekly Menu with BistroMD?

Q: With BistroMD, do you have the ability to select particular foods for your weekly menu? A: As we have said before, taste is an important factor in any diet because if you don’t enjoy the food you’re eating, it will be quite hard to stick to your
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As you already know, BistroMD came out on top in our diet program taste test. And while some of the other diet meals we tasted were better than others, ABC 7Live’s Michael Finney wanted to try it for himself — with our help, of course. If you
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With Internet Fax, Is There a Limit to How Many Faxes I Can Send?

Q: I need to send a lot of faxes, is there a limit to how many I can send each month? A:  Different Internet fax services have different allowances on how many faxes you can send each month. And even if you feel like you spend a
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What Is a Good Cloud Storage/Online Backup Service for My Spouse and I to Share?

Q: Is there a cloud storage  and backup service recommended for backing up my wife and I’s Macs together, sharing some folders but not others? How can we consolidate all of our photos together? A: This is an excellent question because using one cloud storage service to backup
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Can I Use Internet Fax if I Live Somewhere Other than the US?

We have been getting a lot of questions from people around the world, from Philippines to Saudi Arabia to Spain, asking if they can use Internet Fax services in their countries. The  simple answer is yes, some services allow faxing from abroad, while other services require that
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What Services will Backup my Computer and Allow me to Privately Share Files?

Q: I need a service that will backup my computer and that also allows me to give clients unique passwords for documents I share with them. I currently use an external drive and send clients their work, but would like to start doing this in the cloud. A:
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How Can I Sync up my Desktop and Laptop?

Q: I have a desktop and a laptop. I want to sync them up so that if I make a change on one, this change will show up on the other. Which service will allow me to do this? A: You’re in luck, we just released our
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Can Cloud Storage Services Encrypt my Data?

Q: I need a cloud storage service that will encrypt my files before they leave the computer, as they have personal data on them. Can they do this? A:  Security is very important when storing your files online, and that’s why cloud storage services make data encryption
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New Cloud Storage Reviews: Access your Files Online Anywhere, Anytime.

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Do you have a small business? Virtual phone services allow your clients to call you on a single phone number, and these calls can be forwarded to any number of your choice. Grasshopper, a particularly feature-filled virtual phone service, is offering an exclusive deal to our readers.
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Q: When backing up my computer with MyPCBackup, how large and how many files can be uploaded at once? I have a picture directory with 10,000 files or so. Can I upload this directory all at once? A: Thanks for your question! The biggest perk of MyPCBackup is that
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Fashion Clubs: Delivering Style to Busy Women

Fashion Clubs are subscription-based sites where members have access to a personalized selection of cute shoes, bags, jewelry and more. Every month, expert stylists (including celebrities like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen and Kim Kardashian)  from each club will present you with a showroom filled with trendy
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Is Internet Fax as Secure as Regular Fax?

Q: Is Internet Fax as Secure as a Regular Fax Machine? A: Actually, it could be argued that Internet Fax is safer than using a regular fax machine. First of all, you don’t always feel like standing around the fax machine waiting for a document to arrive.
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Do you ever wonder how diet meal delivery programs actually taste? We do, and instead of judging by the airbrushed photos of mouthwatering dishes, we tried the meals ourselves and developed the official diet meal delivery taste test. For this independent taste test, we ordered meals from six
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Which Online Backup Service Features a “Mirror Image” of my Hard Drive?

Q: I’m afraid that if I were to loose my hard drive completely, I wouldn’t be able to find and load all the programs I use. I’d like to know what service to purchase so that my backup includes a “mirror image” of my hard drive? A: Online Backup
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If I Sign Up for a Fashion Club, do I have to Buy Something Every Month?

Q: I really want to sign up for a fashion club, but what if one month I don’t like any of the styles or I just don’t want to buy anything? Will I still be charged? A: To put it simply, No! You never have to buy
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How do I Retrieve my Weight Watchers Lifetime Membership Number?

Q: I was a Weight Watchers lifetime member many, many years ago and am interested in re-joining. I do not have my lifetime member card. Could I have it emailed or mailed to my home? A: If you’ve lost your Weight Watchers lifetime membership number, they can retrieve
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Does Cash Central Service Nevada Residents?

Q: Do Cash Central payday loans service Nevada residents? A: Yes, Nevada is one of 15 states that Cash Central is licensed in, allowing them to offer PayDay loans under state law. Other payday loan services who are not licensed in Nevada, besides being illegal, could use several
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Take Advantage of Chemistry.com’s FREE Weekend!

Friday the 13th doesn’t have to be all about bad luck, especially if you’re still looking for that special someone. Starting today you can take advantage of  Chemistry.com’s Free Weekend!  From today, Friday, January 13 to Sunday, January 15 you can use all of Chemistry.com’s subscriber services for free,
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Get Ready for your Taxes with this Exclusive TurboTax Deal

Get started on your taxes early! TurboTax is offering a limited-time exclusive deal for NextAdvisor readers to get up to 40% off their tax preparation service. Their online tax preparation and filing system is extremely easy to use and has the most robust automated deduction tools of
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Does Geico Offer Insurance for Campers, Boats, and Homes, as well as Autos?

Campers. Check. Boats. Check. Homes. Check, check. Geico offers insurance for a wide variety of things, from ATVs to your identity. Along with boat insurance, they also will insure your JetSki, WaveRunner or Sea-Doo. As for home insurance, it doesn’t matter if you own or rent, have
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With Internet Fax, Can I Send Faxes to Regular Fax Machines?

Q: What if the person I send a fax to has a regular fax machine and not an Internet connection? A: The best part about Internet fax? You can send and receive faxes to and from traditional fax machines. For most Internet fax companies, you can either send
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Keep Your Diet Resolution with this Diet To Go Deal

With Diet To Go, dieting doesn’t have to be hard nor expensive. This meal delivery program scored third in our last online diet food taste test and is now offering 2 exclusive January deals to NextAdvisor readers. This month, our visitors can take $30 off any meal plan
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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: Find Your Sweetheart with Match.com

Find love in 2012 with the help of Match.com! For a limited time, this top-ranked online dating service is offering an exclusive discount to NextAdvisor readers. Simple click on any Match.com sign-up link from NextAdvisor and receive a 20% discount off a 6-month subscription. With a database
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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: Shed Some Extra Pounds With eDiets

Looking to slim down in 2012? eDiets is offering NextAdvisor readers some great deals to help you with your weight loss. If you’re looking to eat your own food but still want guidance and a structured diet that caters to your specific goals, eDiets DIY is our top rated do-it-yourself program
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Congratulations to our Second NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway Winner

Hooray! Our second NextAdvisor $500 sweepstakes winner is Nichole Butler from Maine. Nichole will receive a $100 cash prize from the contest, but there’s more where that came from. We’ll pick our next $100 winner this Friday, and it could be you! At the end of the
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With the Fresh Prepared Meals Diet Plan, is there an Option to “Opt Out” of Certain Foods?

Q: My husband cannot eat poultry, is the Fresh Prepared Meals plan a good choice? Is there an option to “opt out” on certain foods? A: Fresh Prepared Meals is a comprehensive meal delivery program that is best for people who prefer a more structured plan. Both the 5-day
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New Grasshopper Virtual Phone Review: Get as Many Extensions as You Want!

Grasshopper virtual phone is a great solution for your business’ communication system. With unlimited extensions and call forwarding options, each and every one of your employees can stay connected from their very own phones — no more running to the office just to pick up a call!
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Join the fun with Chemistry.com‘s free weekend promotion. From Friday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 4th, all Chemistry.com users will be able to communicate for free! There is no promo code necessary, just click on any Chemistry.com sign-up link from NextAdvisor, and enroll at absolutely no cost.
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Can I Fax Using VoIP Services?

Q: Can faxes be sent and received using a VoIP service? A: Phone.com, one of our favorite VoIP services, includes built-in support for web-based faxing. With this service, you can get the best of both worlds: cheaper calling plans and the ability to fax straight from your browser.
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Do Internet Fax Services Work on Mac Computers as Well?

Q: I have a MacBook Pro. Does Internet Fax work on Mac software just as well as PCs?  A: The answer to this great question is yes, Internet Fax works on all platforms. The nice thing about these services is that they work from virtually anywhere that has an
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal: Receive a Mozy Discount of 25% on Their Online Backup Services

If you’ve been thinking about backing up your computer online, here’s that extra push to start protecting your files now! For Black Friday weekend, Mozy online backup is offering 25% off the purchase price exclusively for NextAdvisor readers. This already affordable online backup service allows you to
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Ancestry.com is our most comprehensive genealogy service, and from Friday, November 25 to Monday, November 28 they are offering a 25% discount on the new 2012 family tree maker. Whether you get it for yourself or give it as a gift, there is no better time to discover your
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Can I Use my Cellphone with VoIP and Make International Calls?

Q: Can I use my cellphone with VoIP? Can I use it to make international calls?  A: If you are looking to use VoIP services with your mobile phone and forget about international calling problems, Skype Unlimited World and Vonage World Mobile are wide ranging, affordable VoIP services
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Is Dropbox HIPAA Compliant?

Q: Is Dropbox HIPAA Compliant? A:  HIPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is meant to address the security and privacy of health data. Because the electronic transfer of health data is much more efficient and effective, HIPAA requirements strive to create safe standards for these practices. Online backup providers
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If you want to be on top of the latest trends, get a personalized shopping experience, and enjoy the cutest styles at affordable prices, then joining a monthly subscription-based Fashion Club may be just what you are looking for. The fashion clubs will present you with a personalized selection
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Which Simple Web Hosting Service Should I Use?

Q: I am a writer of fiction looking to start a website where I can publish stories and set up PayPal. Which web hosting service should I use? A:  Among all of the web hosts we review, there are a number of services we recommend for beginners
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How do I Send a Fax Through my Email?

Q: How can I use my email to send a fax?  A: First, you must sign up for an Internet faxing service. While most of these services come with their own convenient web interface, many users may find the fax through email features even more useful. This enables
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SugarSync Adds 500 GB Storage, 10% Discount

SugarSync is a unique online backup service that boasts some extra fancy features, even letting you stream music from your computer onto your mobile phone. And now they are introducing a new storage plan of 500 GB! To celebrate this new addition, they are offering an extra
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Do Internet Fax Services Provide Encryption?

Q: I will be using Internet Fax for personal health information, do any of these services provide encryption? A: That’s a great question – you always want to make sure that your personal health information is secure. The great news is that most Internet Fax Services offer
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Carbonite Adds to Their Backup Arsenal With 2 New Plans

Carbonite, one of our most talked about and well-priced online backup services, has added two new plans. The new HomePlus and HomePremier plans boast some great new features that have been missed in their basic Home plan. With these two upgrades, users can backup their external hard
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Which Online Backup Services are HIPAA Compliant?

Q: Which online backup services are HIPAA compliant? A: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)  not only protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families, but is also meant to address the security and privacy of health data. Because the electronic transfer of health data is much more
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SOS Online Backup Review: SOS Gets a Makeover

Thanks to its new features and sleek interface, SOS Online Backup now has a place among our other top-rated online backup services. Not only does it have an intuitive mobile app for both iPhone and Android, but it also has a Facebook application that backs up your
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What is the Total Initial Cost to Set Up Internet Fax? Do I Need Any Additional Devices?

Q: How much does it cost to set up Internet Fax? Do I need any additional devices for it to work? A: The great thing about Internet fax services is that there is no additional hardware necessary – all you need is an Internet connection! Simply sign up,
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Is There Any Way to Get all My Phones to Ring at Once with VoIP?

Q: I have three hard lines at home, is there any way to get all three of them to ring at once with VoIP? A:  Vonage, one of our top-rated VoIP providers, allows users to attach the included adapter to the central phone in your network of
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Are there Internet Fax Companies that Will Port my Existing Fax Number?

Q: Are there Internet fax companies that will port my existing fax number so that I don’t have to change it? A: Most Internet fax services can port current fax numbers, which in some cases can provide a more seamless transition. However, it does not come cheap
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Will Carbonite Backup a Flash Drive Connected to Your Computer?

Q: Will Carbonite backup a flash drive that is connected to your computer?   A: Unfortunately, the current version of Carbonite only backs up files that reside on permanent hard drives in your computer. This means that you cannot backup external hard drives or flash drives. However, if
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Can I Use My Own Router With VOIPo?

Q: Can I use my own router with VOIPo or do I have to buy a separate one? A: The great thing about VOIPo, as well as other VoIP services, is that you can use the router you already have at home. No need to buy any extras
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Q: Does Geico also provide homeowner’s insurance? A: Yes, Geico provides homeowner’s insurance as well. Though they are best known for car insurance thanks to their famous mascot, Geico also offers Motorcycle insurance, Renters insurance, Condo insurance, Mobile Home insurance, Boat insurance, ATV insurance, RV insurance, and more. Generally, many auto
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How Many Computers are Protected Under Identity Guard? Will the Price Go Up?

Q: Will Identity Guard protect all computers in the home for the basic price of $14.99? When does the price go up to $17.99? A: Our top-rated identity theft protection solution, Identity Guard TOTAL PROTECTION® includes free anti-virus, firewall, anti-phishing and anti-spam software from Zone Alarm Internet when you sign up. Your
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PC Users: If you want to make sure your Hawaii vacation photos and midterm papers aren’t lost forever, it may be a good idea for you to back them up. MyPCBackup is an affordable online backup service that, like Carbonite, allows users an unlimited amount of storage
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Q: My Carbonite service has lapsed, can I renew it? Will Carbonite still have my backed up files from about 6 months ago? A: Carbonite offers subscriptions of 1 to 3 years. After your subscription has expired, you have 30 days to renew it. Carbonite keeps all
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Who wants a clunky fax machine taking up space in their art deco office space when they can easily hit up the web for this simple service? Among the 7 other Internet fax services already featured on NextAdvisor, Fax87 stands out with its high monthly fax allowance,
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Q: Do you need a phone line to send an Internet Fax? A: The only thing you need in order to send an Internet fax is an Internet connection and an account with an Internet fax service – no phone lines necessary. One of our favorites is
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Q: I Just Got Another PC, How Can I Get all my Files and Emails from Carbonite? A: Congratulations on your new computer! If you have Carbonite 4.0, there is a restore option that allows you to put all of your files in the right place on
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Using VoIP services that utilize cable broadband will usually ensure higher quality audio and better phone calls. VOIPo, Phone Power, and Phone.com are all top-rated VoIP services that let you plug into your cable modem. VOIPo, one of our favorites thanks to its simplicity, doesn’t require any
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