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  • 1. Tons of Ways to Save Money
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    Terms of Use Transportation Airline Fares Car Rental New Cars Used Cars Auto Leasing Gasoline Car Repairs Insurance Auto Insurance Homeowner/Renter Insurance Life Insurance Banking/Credit Checking Savings and Investment Products Credit Cards Auto Loans First Mortgage Loans Mortgage Refinancing Home Equity Loans Housing Home Purchase Renting a Place to Live Home Improvement Major Appliances Utilities Electricity Home Heating Telephone Service Other Food Purchased at Markets Prescription Drugs F  More...
  • 2. The Money Express article series introduction
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    Putting You in Control of Your Financial Life Click on me to replay. AC_VHost_Embed_1190(119,133,'FFFFFF',1,1,39726,0,0,0,'b1db03cc14e1ba20b0255c167fb51899',6); Managing money is a critical life skill that many of us have never really mastered. Good money management skills help you get ahead financially and help prevent others from taking advantage of you. That's where The Money Express comes in. It's Connection's way to provide useful financial information in understandable terms  More...
  • 3. Top 10 things to do to protect sensitive data on your computer
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    Terms of Use: Your computer probably contains a significant amount of sensitive information about you that if used by the wrong person could cost you a lot of time and money. Follow the 10 steps below to protect yourself: Update your system's operating system and Web Browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) frequently . Keeping this system software updated with all the latest patches will dramatically reduce the potential that your computer can be accessed by an unauthorized user, also called hac  More...
  • 4. What is the FACT Act?
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    Terms of Use: In December of 2003, Congress passed the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (often referred to as the 'FACT Act', or 'FACTA'), which amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act ('FCRA'), and established new regulations. The new law helps consumers understand their credit rights, understand their credit reports, and fight identity theft. One of the most notable elements of the FACT Act is that it allows consumers to request one free credit report every 12 months. Designed to help i  More...
  • 5. Saving money when traveling
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    Terms of Use: Car travel tips: Use a map and highlight the routes you want to take before you start. Judge distances and driving times beforehand so you can avoid cities during high traffic peaks. Ask tourist offices for specific maps, scenic route suggestions, and current traffic delay information. Use small grocery bags with handles to hang in your car for your garbage. Freeze your small containers of juice or water to serve as additional freezer packs in your cooler. Helps to keep these d  More...
  • 6. How can I teach my kids my values about money?
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    Terms of Use: This article is from a series of articles about giving your children the life-skills necessary to effectively manage their money. To go to the table of contents, click here Teaching your children your values about money Money plays an important role in our lives and has come to symbolize a measure of success. How your family spends money is a direct reflection of your family's values and standards. Invest time in defining what success looks like for your family-use both your mi  More...
  • 7. What things should I consider when buying a used vehicle?
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    Terms of Use Before you start shopping for a car, you’ll need to do some homework. Spending time now may save you serious money later. Think about your driving habits, your needs, and your budget. You can learn about car models, options, and prices by reading newspaper ads, both display and classified. There is a wealth of information about used cars on the Internet: enter used car as the keywords and you’ll find additional information on how to buy a used car, detailed instru  More...
  • 8. Why think seriously about college and other forms of continuing education early?
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    Terms of Use Because college can be the key to giving you options and ultimately the kind of life you want. A college education can take you out of a minimum-wage job and into good-paying work you enjoy. It gives you choices. Compared with folks who don't continue their education beyond high school, people who go to college: Have a wider range of job possibilities and options, Develop lifelong learning skills, and Are in a better position to help their families and communities. Even if you're no  More...
  • 9. Do you have any suggestions for paying my child an allowance?
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    Terms of Use: Paying your child an allowance provides them with many positive learning experiences. From understanding how money is earned, how much things cost, determining wants versus needs, the importance of saving, to understanding how to budget, your child can greatly benefit from the experience. Below we have provided some general considerations for paying an allowance: When to Start: You should start paying your child an allowance when they are old enough to help out around the ho  More...
  • 10. How do I repair my credit?
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    Terms of Use If you want to repair your credit, begin by paying off old debts and correcting any issues on your credit report. Perhaps you've been tempted by the credit repair advertisements you've seen that promise to fix your credit report. The fact of the matter is that there is nothing you can't do yourself (free!) that a credit repair clinic can legally do (for a fee!) to fix your credit report. To request a free copy of your credit report, check out the related link below  More...
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