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Identity Theft 101: Tips on how to protect your identity

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An estimated 17.6 million Americans—that’s 7% of U.S. residents age 16 and older—were victims of identity theft in 2014. That’s 17 million people whose credit cards were used fraudulently or had their personal information used to open new accounts. Having

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Account alerts and other ways to watch your finances during summer travel

Account alerts and other ways to watch your finances during summer travel

Sweating over bills or rejected credit card transactions is the kind of heat you don’t want during your summer vacation. Instead, keep your financial cool with tools and services that let you enjoy time away with no cares.

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Money Mule scams are on the rise

Money Mule scams are on the rise

The name may be funny, but it’s no laughing matter. Knowing the different strategies, as well as the methods that criminals deploy to commit fraudulent behavior is essential in keeping your money safe. All it takes is one wrong donation

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Don’t fall for predatory lending schemes

Don’t fall for predatory lending schemes

Whether you’re tied up in knots in a good way over pulling the trigger on that big purchase you’ve always dreamed of making—or you’re tied up in knots in a bad way over sorting out a financial emergency, choosing how

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