P2P Payments - What you should know

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Because of the convenience associated with these services, you may be tempted to use P2P for business services and transacting with strangers. This is where extreme caution should be exercised.

Savings Stumbling Blocks

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You probably know you should be saving (or saving more than you already are). Yet sometimes, as they say, life happens. You might have the best intentions to start saving one month, and then surprise: The dishwasher breaks or you need to see a specialist and there goes the cash you intended to save. To help nudge you in the saving direction, here are some common roadblocks to saving that might be in your way.

Kids and Credit

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Chances are, you’ve never considered handing your credit card to your kid and saying “Here, have at it!” That would be like leaving a dog home alone with an open refrigerator — there’s just too much that could go wrong. And yet, empowering kids with credit cards is a very real trend.

A Round-Up of Good Money Ideas

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Today’s post is a little bit of a potpourri. There are weeks where I — when opening my morning paper and email digests (you won’t be surprised to learn that I consume a lot of media) — think to myself: Now, that’s a very good idea. This week, there were enough of them that I wanted to take the time to tell you what they are and suggest maybe you try these tricks yourself.

How to Protect Your Credit Post-Breach

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The Equifax data breach, now infamous in both the headlines and the minds of many consumers, originally cited 143 million as the number of those potentially affected. In the breach, sensitive information like names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and addresses were stolen. Now, Equifax is now saying that 2.5 million more U.S. consumers may have been impacted — bringing the total to a whopping 145.5 million people.

The Start

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So you’ve just landed your first real job. Congrats! Now, once you’ve finished decorating your cubicle, it’s time to get serious about saving. Below are some steps that will get you headed in the right direction.

Checking Up

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With Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria causing catastrophic damage, the list of worries is extensive. One line item? Insurance coverage. Do you — would you — have enough to rebuild your property and replace your belongings if you were caught in the eye of the storm?

An Early Ending

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While many people get excited about the prospect of retiring, there can sometimes be a wide gap between perception and reality. A recent Gallup Poll found that the average retirement age is 62. Yet a separate study, from Fidelity, found that 30 percent of current retirees would return to the workforce if they could. What that likely means is that some people are retiring too early.

How The Upcoming Changes To Healthcare Law Could Affect You

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Recently, President Trump signed an executive order that opens the doors to several major changes in the health insurance landscape. Last night, he announced the elimination of subsidies that help low-income consumers with out-of-pocket costs.