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Are You Ready for an Emergency?

January is a great month to think about those once-a-year tasks: Changing the batteries in your fire alarms, getting papers sorted for tax prep, checking your insurance policies. It’s also a good month to review your emergency plans. It’s true … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About EITC—A Potential Tax-Time Windfall

It’s called the Earned Income Tax Credit. Sounds like confusing government-speak, doesn’t it? But it could mean a windfall for you and your family. First, what is it? The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit that … Continue reading

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Can Prepaid Cards Improve Your Credit Rating? Also, A New Credit Report

Prepaid credit cards and debit cards go upscale, and explode in popularity–expect to see more in 2012, including a way to improve your credit score. More in this article from Fox Business. The new CoreLogic credit report includes more non-traditional … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

There’s less than a week left until Christmas—do you still have shopping to do? Don’t panic! We’ve all been in that situation—including shopping on Christmas Eve. Even if you still have a full week of work ahead, you can shop … Continue reading

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