Don’t Fall for These Common Internet Loan and Insurance Scams

Internet crime is often focused on finance. Any time the internet is used to communicate fraudulent or false representations, it is considered an internet crime. Criminals are crafty and come up with new ways to part consumers from their money all the time. You must protect yourself from unscrupulous people that want to get your financial information, steal your money, and trick you into signing away...
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Steps to Flatten the YNAB Learning Curve

Steps to Flatten the YNAB Learning Curve
You Need a Budget (YNAB) is my favorite budgeting software. I tried several after I abandoned my paper budgeting system, and YNAB is the one I liked best and have used for more than five years now.  However, that’s not to say learning to use it was easy. YNAB is notoriously difficult for newbies to learn how to use. Thankfully, the YNAB team realizes this and continues to make changes so the program...
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How to Attract Good Tenants to Your Rental Property

Draw Good Tenants to Your Rental Property
Good tenants can make being a landlord a breeze. They pay on time, let you know promptly when something breaks, and take care of your property as if it was their own. Bad tenants, on the other hand, can make being a landlord a nightmare. They may disturb their neighbors with loud music and parties. They’re rough on the property and cause damage. They may not pay on time, and you might have to go...
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5 Tax Mistakes We Made Each Year

Tax Mistakes We Made
For the first ten years of our marriage, my husband and I filed out our taxes using a software program, which was often a frustrating experience. I’m sure we likely lost out on some of the money we could have gotten back from the government if I hadn’t done the taxes myself. Until five years ago, we typically had 5 tax mistakes we made each year. Doing Our Taxes Ourselves I know some people do...
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How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers

Avoid Credit Card Skimmers
  Do you know how to spot and avoid credit card skimmers? These devices are responsible for a high amount of credit card and debit card fraud and identity theft. When attached to an ATM or any other card swiper device, these skimmers harvest account numbers, PINs, and other data. Many shoppers don’t know their credit card data has been compromised until it’s too late…unless they...
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