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Begin the New Year with These Tips

At the start of a new year, many people traditionally set goals or make changes. Whether you make resolutions or avoid them, follow these tips for making the most of your money and protecting your finances and privacy to start the new year off on a high note.

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What Is the UltraFICO Credit Score and What Will It Mean to You?

Credit scores are used by lenders to determine if they will give you a loan (auto, mortgage, credit card). Businesses such as insurance and phone companies are also using credit scores to decide if they will issue you a policy or provide you with service.

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Gen Y with Will

Become a "FoolProof Skeptic", and Do it Right.

Make money, spend money: Gifts, groceries, housing, transportation, utilities, health, entertainment, and more. If you know the cycle of your life, you know this is the reality. And you probably aren't going to change that reality. But if you spend money wisely, the cycle will be a lot easier to manage, and even more fun, too.

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From the Archives

Beware of "Quick Cash for Your Home" Offers

We've all seen ads like these. They are on TV, on billboards, online, come in the mail, and even on telephone poles and fences. They seem to offer a simple way to sell your home no matter its current condition. Some ads state that you won't have to pay closing costs because they will, that you won't have to pay a commission to a real estate agent, or that you can close very quickly because they are paying cash.

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Who's Fighting for You?

Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.

This month's featured consumer group:

  • Rural Community Assistance Corporation (West Sacramento, CA)

    RCAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting rural communities achieve their goals and visions by providing training, technical assistance and access to resources. Headquartered in West Sacramento, California, RCAC's more than 100 employees serve rural communities from 40 field locations in 13 western states, plus the Western Pacific.


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