What to Look For In Your First Job

There are so many variables to think about when looking for that first job! Whether you’ve already started hunting job boards and sending out resumes or you haven’t taken the first step, we’ve got you covered.

Here is a list of the important factors to consider when looking for your post-college job…

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Eddie Pradel
How Many Credit Cards Should I Own?

Hopefully, you’re working hard to keep a high credit score by using your cards and paying on time. You may be wondering, though, if more is better. Is several credit cards and more available credit a good idea? Or, are too many cards a liability to your score?  Read on for the answers to all your questions. 

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Eddie Pradel
Shop the Sales

You don’t have to be a genuine Coupon Queen to save money on groceries. Teach your kids how to shop the sales and use coupons in the best way possible. Show your kids how much money you can save by shopping sales and using coupons.

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Eddie Pradelyouth, finlit
5 Ways to Spot a Loan Scam

Loan scams target people who are in dire straits and likely will do anything to get their hands on some cash. Once a loan scammer has snagged a victim, they will have the borrower fill out an “application” with sensitive and personal information. The scammer will use the victim’s information to hack their accounts. Arm yourself with knowledge and awareness.

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Eddie Pradelloans, scams
Beware of Tech Support Scams!

Tech support scams are some of the most nefarious forms of hacks. 

In these scams, fraudsters contact victims and attempt to trick them into granting access to their computers. The crooks may reach out to people through a fear-mongering phone call

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Eddie Pradel
5 Ways to Budget for Your Wedding

You don’t need to skimp on the wedding of your dreams or go deeply into debt to pay for it. By planning ahead, choosing wisely and prioritizing what’s truly important, you can say “I Do” without stressing over wedding costs. 

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Eddie Pradel
Be Aware of New Tax Scams

Tax Season is coming to end in a couple weeks.  April 17th to be exact, is “Tax Day”, the filing deadline and due date for Federal Income Tax Returns for the 2017 tax year.  Every year the IRS reminds us to be alert of the more common scams...

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Eddie Pradeltaxes, finance
What Do I Do With My Refund?

We don’t normally like to tell you how to spend your money. Our members tend to be very good at that, often finding creative ways to turn the hours they’ve spent at the office into new ways to enjoy their lives. More often, we tell you how to not spend your money by letting you know about our fantastic savings options that can produce dividends...

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Eddie Pradeltaxes, finance
The Real Deal on the 2018 Tax Changes

The current administration is implementing changes to the U.S. tax code. The administration believes these changes will strengthen the middle class, reinvigorate business and decrease unemployment. Unfortunately, though, most of them will do little, if anything, for the state of the economy. Here’s why...

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Eddie Pradeltaxes
Phone Cloning and Digital Self Defense

Did you know it’s possible to clone a phone? It involves copying the identity of one phone to another. In fact, in today’s digital world, when we use them for everything from ordering an Uber to paying for purchases, mobile phones can be a major source of security breaches. And as frightening as it sounds, the only thing a hacker needs to launch a major attack is your phone number...

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Eddie Pradellife hacks, id theft