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How to Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning

Ah, spring! It’s the season of renewal, when we can count on longer and brighter days, the return of baseball and the urge to get the house in order. That goes for many people’s financial houses as well. Spring is a good time to comb through your personal finances and ensure that you’re managing your … read more »

More Tips on Protecting Your Mobile Devices

Everywhere you look, people are using smartphones and tablets as portable, hand-held computers. “Unfortunately, cybercriminals are also interested in using or accessing these devices to steal information or commit other crimes,” said Michael Benardo, manager of the FDIC’s Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section. “That makes it essential for users of mobile devices to take … read more »

Trust, Love, and Password Sharing?

A strong password is a great way to prevent hackers and identity thieves from accessing your accounts. But what if you share it with someone you know? Many teens and young adults are giving passwords to friends or loved ones as a sign of trust or love. After all, sharing is caring, right? But what … read more »

So You Want to be Your Own Boss

“I can control my own destiny.” “I can work flexible hours.” “I don’t have to listen to someone telling me what to do.” “I can write my own paycheck.” If you know someone who has taken the plunge into owning their own business, chances are you’ve heard them talk about some of the advantages of … read more »

Best Ways to Fund Home Repairs

Now that spring has blossomed into full-on allergy mode, the time we spend outside is even more appreciated — especially with the help of a good antihistamine. The next time you venture out, take a moment to do a walk-around inspection of the old homestead. See some room for improvements? Maintaining, repairing and upgrading a … read more »

4 Tips for Managing Finances After College

College graduation marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Gone are dorm rooms, awful part-time jobs and asking your parents for money — hopefully. Now it’s time for your first full-time job and paycheck. Managing that money on your own can be a tricky task, but these four tips can help … read more »