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Smart About Money: When the victim of Identity Theft is … you!

There are many ways that you can first become aware that you have become a victim of Identity Theft. No matter how it happens, you’re probably going to be angry, alarmed, frightened, confused and concerned.

Most people’s first questions are, “How did this happen to me?” and “Why did this happen to me?”

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Smart About Money: Should a parent co-sign on child’s car loan?

While it is generally not a good idea to co-sign a loan for an adult friend or family member who may have well-known problems managing their finances, co-signing an auto loan (or apartment lease) for a son or daughter is a different situation. Should you do it? The answer is … it depends. It depends on the child. It depends on the car or apartment. It depends on the parent.

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Smart About Money: A Case For Honest And Clear Lending Costs

Have you booked a ticket for an airline flight lately? The pricing options for seating, boarding priority and luggage allowed have exploded. It can be time-consuming to figure out the most cost-effective option. It’s all too easy to miss the “old days” when buying a plane ticket didn’t seem to involve so much nickel & diming.

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