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Identity Theft Happens — but It Doesn’t Have to Happen to You

The world is changing quickly. Technological advancements give us access to all manner of information with the swipe of a finger. But the information revolution comes with costs, too: It is increasingly difficult to keep our financial (and non-financial) lives private. Online databases, apps, spyware and cookies constantly collect and store data about all of us....
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8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Invest

As a financial planner and fiduciary investment advisor, I work with people with varying goals and vastly different levels of education, income, assets and comfort with technology. I’m often worried by similarities I see among investors of all stripes. Many people simply have no plan when they start investing. Others follow the latest hot investment tips from...
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8 Ways to Get Help Paying (or Cutting) Medical Bills and Drug Costs

With health care costs on the rise, patients may need assistance to cover large medical bills. Medical costs are rising across the U.S., and patients are left paying a bigger percentage of the bill. Most Americans, whether their health insurance is provided through an employer, the Affordable Care Act exchange or the open market, are paying...
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You’re Young and You Don’t Use Credit Cards. Here’s How to Build Your Score

A strong credit history is essential. Millennials, your student debt finally comes in handy. Just 33 percent of millennials own a credit card, according to a new survey by Bankrate. Many are happy to pay with cash or a debit card and avoid the spiral of carrying over a credit balance and getting hit with high interest...
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