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How to Budget During Difficult Times

How to Budget During Difficult Times

Many people are seeing changes in their purchasing power with continued inflation and rising interest rates. Paying more for food, gas, utilities and a variety of other goods and services affects all of us. In addition, consumer debt has never been more costly.

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Another Data Breach in the News? Don’t Get Data Breach Fatigue

Another Data Breach in the News? Don’t Get Data Breach Fatigue

A quick web search for “data breach” reveals countless recent hits detailing major data breaches. One of the biggest risks following a data breach is that scammers could use your stolen personal information to open a loan or a line of credit in your name, potentially damaging your credit score or leaving you to pay for the fraudulent charges.

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Take these Steps with Your Student Loans

Take these Steps with Your Student Loans

All good things must come to an end — and that applies to the upcoming end of federal student loan payment relief measures, which paused federal student loan debt collection and reduced interest rates on federal student loans to 0% during the moratorium.

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Identity Theft by the Numbers

Identity Theft by the Numbers

Identity theft is a type of crime where someone obtains another person’s personal information without their permission or knowledge and uses that information to commit fraud or other illegal activities. The personal information that is commonly targeted includes names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank account information.

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