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Jan
30

5 Ways To Avoid Credit Fraud

  Keep your credit cards safe. Store your cards in a secure wallet or purse. After making a purchase, immediately return your card to that place. Don’t allow websites to “remember” your card number. Only let secure payment portals, like GooglePay and PayPal, remember your card number. An even better practice is to never check…

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Jan
28

9 Germy Places to Avoid (or Disinfect) This WInter

    As winter settles in, it’s time to brush up on your disinfecting smarts. Harmful bacteria can lurk in places you’d never suspect, and knowing which places to be wary of can help you avoid getting sick this winter. At home There are harmful microbes all over our homes-and most are found in the…

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Jan
27

5 Apps To Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Coach.me Do you feel like you need ongoing motivation to keep you working toward your goals? Then look no further than Coach.me! This free app is just like having an inspirational speaker, life coach and personal trainer inside your phone. Coach.me lets you set any goal and then share your progress with an entire supportive…

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Jan
22

One-pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta

  Try this easy pasta dish to fuel your family on a busy weeknight. Plus with just one pot to wash, it’s a no-brainer! Yield: 5 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 12 ounces linguine pasta 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes with liquid 1 medium sweet onion cut into ¼-inch julienne…

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Jan
16

Should I Refinance to a 15-year Mortgage?

With mortgage rates falling and financial experts predicting an unstable future for the economy, lots of homeowners are rushing to refinance their mortgages to lock in low rates. One increasingly popular option is to refinance a conventional 30-year mortgage into a 15-year loan. Borrowers may be wondering if this is a financially sound move to…

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Nov
19

Need Some Preparation for This Holiday Shopping Season?

  With the holiday season right around the corner, consumers are often unprepared for the additional expenses for those special presents and occasions and exit the holiday season with debt—a gift that unfortunately keeps on giving. According to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers expect to…

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Nov
12

Low/No Cost Tips to Help You Get Prepared for Winter

    There are many simple, low- or no-cost things you can do around your home that will help to reduce your energy usage and save on your electric bill. Unplugging underutilized appliances in your home can lead to big savings in your electricity usage. Chargers for phones still use electricity even when the phone…

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Oct
30

9 Holiday Shopping Tips

Be Festive While Saving Big Bucks   What brightens up your holiday shopping season? You may prefer a quiet Christmas season at home, large family gatherings at the home of the relative who drew the short straw, or hand-to-hand combat on Black Friday at the mall. However, everyone agrees that saving money on Christmas shopping…

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Oct
1

Fun Fall Activities to Try This Year

  Apple Picking – Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala has plenty of acreage and a great variety of fruits and gourds to pick. You can use what you pick to make apple pie, peach cobbler, or use the gourds as a fun fall decoration around the house. Pumpkin Carving Contest with Friends – Need plans…

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