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Shop for Fall on a Budget

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Shop for Fall on a Budget

How To Shop For Fall On A Budget If you’ve just breathed a sigh of relief because the back-to-school shopping season is behind you, you’ve got another thing coming. The fun is just beginning! Your child may be outfitted for the new school year, but you probably need some warmer autumn clothing for yourself. Now that the leaves are starting to change colors, winter isn’t far behind. With it comes a slew of wardrobe necessities and accessories to purchase, both for yourself and the rest of your family. If the dollar signs dancing before your eyes are looking frighteningly large, you can relax! Read on for six timely money-saving tips this shopping season. 1.)...

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Tomorrow’s Millionaires

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Tomorrow’s Millionaires

How Low Can You Go? Give Your Child The Grocery Challenge Do you ever feel like all your money goes toward groceries? Out of all the non-fixed expenses a household can have, food costs take the biggest bite out of the average monthly budget. Understandably, trying to trim the family’s grocery bill is an ongoing battle for most of us. Give your kids a leg up on this lifelong skill by challenging them with this fun and educational activity.                    Materials needed:                    Coupon circulars and/or newspapers                    Writing materials                   ...

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Save Money While Vacationing Abroad

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Save Money While Vacationing Abroad

Exploring foreign shores and dining on exotic fare are what make up many dream vacations. But when you suspect a money changer has taken you for a ride or you’ve busted your budget after only two days, it can quickly become a nightmare. Here’s how to get the most for your money while vacationing overseas: 1.) Use credit cards Swiping your plastic while abroad will help you avoid the hassle and uncertainty of exchanging money. Before you board your flight, determine whether your card has a foreign transaction fee. If it does, you’ll need to apply for a new one. Also, make sure your credit card company knows about your travels and won’t flag purchases as fraud....

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What You Need To Know About The Petya Attack

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About The Petya Attack

A massive cyberattack swept through Europe this week, throwing hundreds of businesses into chaos. The attack originated in Kiev, Ukraine, and quickly spread to the Middle East and the United States, affecting businesses, hospitals and financial institutions. Ukraine was hit the hardest, with systems compromised at its central bank, municipal metro, in Kiev’s Boryspil Airport and at the Ukrenergo electricity supplier. Here’s what you need to know about Petya: 1.) What is Petya? Petya is a strain of ransomware. It encrypts the victim’s computer, rendering it unusable unless the victim pays a ransom. Petya demands that $300 be paid to a static Bitcoin address, and...

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Kick Off A Safe And Healthy Summer

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Kick Off A Safe And Healthy Summer

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, meaning outdoor time, swimming, picnics and travel. Here are tips to keep your family healthy, happy and far from the ER. Not Looking Forward To Swimsuit Season? If you want to lose weight, says Lisa Lillien of the Hungry Girl website, don’t use crash diets, just make healthy choices. Spend weekend time prepping proteins and veggies. Then for a hot dinner, just throw the ingredients together. Have smart snacks around: jerky, protein bars, nuts, fruit. Eating more often seems counter intuitive, but prevents overeating at mealtime. More about food: At picnics, keep mayonnaise salads cool. Enjoy them straight from the...

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Apple Pay, Tokenization and Security

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Apple Pay, Tokenization and Security

Apple Pay, Tokenization And Security: How To Stay Safe With The Wallet Of The Future   Whether you love Apple’s user-friendly and reliable products or hate the price tag and the status symbolism they represent, you’ve got to admit: The company knows business. Apple saw the future of finance and the future of technology rapidly merging and figured out a way to cash in on it. The iPhone 6 and newer phones come with a new technology that’s set to change the way you pay for things. They’re capitalizing on that technology with a payment system of their own: Apple Pay. Apple Pay takes advantage of two developments in payment infrastructure to save...

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