Posts By: Lori Lamb

May’s shopping calendar has a couple of big shopping holidays: Mother’s Day is a big shopping target, and sales will be going on all month leading up to the holiday. Look out for end-of-season sales in May, so Spring items will start going on sale to make way for summer goods. Memorial Day weekend is…

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For this month’s seasonal shopping calendar, we’re looking at Financial Literacy Month: Spring cleaning time is here, so be on the lookout for deals on cleaning supplies, vacuums, etc. But beware, some retailers may charge a premium for these items, knowing it’s spring cleaning season. Spring cleaning also means it’s the best time to shop…

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The CFPB, or Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has released a list of companies that offer their credit card customers a free credit score. The .pdf list can be downloaded from the CFPB here. There are many free credit score operations that aren’t so free; they make you sign up for a recurring subscription that is…

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Our free guide to preventing and recovering from Identity Theft has been updated. The .pdf version is available from our educational downloads page. For 2017, the booklet has been updated with new statistics and added material, including: Updated statistics–the Javelin research group reported that ID theft rose by 20% in the last year, maintaining its…

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Credit scores are a huge part of every consumer’s financial life. Whether you can get a place to live, a job, a loan, insurance, or utility services can be affected by your credit report. Your score can affect how much you’ll pay for those products and services as well. With credit and credit scoring being…

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