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Want to do a better job preparing for retirement? Three easy-ish steps that could make a big difference.
Red Shoes, Online Shopping, Holidays
If you’re like some people, thinking about retirement is probably right up there with “schedule root canal” and “take dog to the vet.” You’re certainly not alone in feeling this way. But having lots of company doesn’t mean it’s ok to put retirement in your “I’ll worry about that someday” pile. 
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4 Steps to Know if Refinancing Can Help Fund Your Dreams
Red Shoes, Online Shopping, Holidays
Everyone knows you should occasionally check in on mortgage rates to see if you could be doing better, right? (And if that’s news, you have now officially been alerted!).

But how often do we check in on other debt, like credit cards and car loans? When does it make sense to refinance a loan? And what should you do with the money you save?
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‘Tis the season to think about your debts (really!)
Red Shoes, Online Shopping, Holidays
In this season of to-do lists, crazy traffic and the inevitable last-minute trip to the store for that “I can’t believe I forgot it” ingredient or gift, credit card bills are probably one of the last things you want to spend any mental energy on.
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Love to holiday shop online but worried about ID theft? Protect yourself with these five tips.
Red Shoes, Online Shopping, Holidays
Who doesn’t love a holiday bargain? Especially a bargain that doesn’t involve dealing with crazy parking lots and crowded stores.
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Avoid getting caught in a phishing attack
Online Banking, Online Shopping
Phishing attacks are when a fraudster poses as a legitimate company and tricks the recipient of an email to reveal personal information. The number of attacks has exploded in recent years and here’s a not-so-fun fact: in 2004 there were 1,609 phishing attacks a month and in the last quarter of 2016 this had jumped to 92,564 attacks a month (which is an increase of 5,753%!1 )


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Get the Most Out of Leftover Gift Cards
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Packaged Facts estimates that U.S. adults spent $28 billion on gift cards for others and another $11 billion on gift cards for themselves last year.
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