Monthly Archives: August 2018

Free Credit Security Freezes Are On The Horizon

The massive Equifax data breach that occurred last year prompted many consumers to place a security freeze on their credit files in order to protect their identity. This freeze blocks lenders from pulling your credit reports, which can help prevent data thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name. Banking reform legislation that passed in […]

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The Benefits of Switching to Electronic Document Storage

For many people, the days of storing important financial and tax documents in filing cabinets, home safes and even shoeboxes are a thing of the past. These old-fashioned storage solutions are being replaced by more sophisticated digital solutions, which are commonly referred to as electronic filing cabinets. You could enjoy many benefits by converting your […]

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Financial Tips for Living with “Boomerang” Kids

One-third of adult children between the ages of 18 and 34 are now “boomerang” kids living with mom and dad, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. This situation can sometimes lead to some serious family drama, like what happened when Michael Rotondo, a 30 year-old-man, was recently evicted from his parents’ […]

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Fraud Alert: Why Millennials Are Especially Vulnerable to Scams

It appears that Millennials aren’t as tech-savvy and cyber-smart as many think they are. In fact, Millennials may be the easiest generation to scam, according to the BBB Scam Tracker, a crowd-sourced reporting tool. Of those reporting scams to the BBB Scam Tracker, 34 percent between the ages of 18 and 24 failed to detect […]

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How Could a Trade War Affect Your Investments?

The economic news has been dominated in recent weeks by the tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imports into the U.S. from China and other nations. These include steel (25%), aluminum (10%), washing machines (20%) and solar panels (30%). In early July, an additional $34 billion in tariffs was assessed on more than 800 […]

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