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April 2015


Americans are still not splurging

4/21/2015

As the economy improved dramatically in the second half of 2014, retailers across the country were hoping that Americans would finally open their wallets wide and spend like crazy during the holiday season. There was an increase in spending by only by a modest amount.

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Crossovers lead the new vehicle charge

4/21/2015

New vehicle sales were up again in February, and the cross utility vehicle (CUV) segment took the biggest share, according to new data from the National Automobile Dealers Association.

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E-cigarettes are becoming more popular with kids

4/21/2015

E-cigarette use is on the rise among American high school students, even as conventional cigarettes smoking declines in popularity, according to some new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC).

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Tips to keep your mobile device secure

4/21/2015

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are the mainstay in how we communicate today in this ever-changing digital world. Because these devices can gather a lot of your personal and financial information, there are risks if your smartphone is lost or stolen.

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Benefits of starting a retirement fund early

4/21/2015

The first long-term financial priority a recently-graduate college student usually thinks of once they finish is school is starting to pay off their student loans – albeit, this doesn’t apply to anyone with a degree.

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How to get a car loan after a divorce

4/14/2015

Getting a divorce can drastically impact your credit. Not only does does it affect your credit score can affect you just as you’re trying to rebuild your life. You may find it more difficult to qualify for the credit you need to buy home, or even a new car.

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Your supermarket may be changing

4/14/2015

An amazing change took place in America in January 2015 – one that will affect millions of American households each and every day. Was it a war, or the outbreak of a terrible new flu stain? No, it was the merger of Albertsons and Safeway.

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A third of Americans have no retirement savings

4/14/2015

It’s no secret that most Americans have too little saved to fund a happy retirement at age 65. Research shows there are millions of people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who have nothing set aside for their retirement years.

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The best Mother’s Day gift is …

4/14/2015

Would you believe that jewelry is the most popular Mother’s Day Gift? It’s true, according to the results of a survey from the March of Dimes.

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Watch out for phishing scams

4/14/2015

The number and sophistication of phishing scams sent out to people continues to increase dramatically. While online banking and e-commerce are very safe, as a general rule you should be careful about giving out your personal financial information over the Internet, including email. You should be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information.

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