About to Tap Your 401K for a Loan? Six Reasons to Think Again
Although you may have a good reason for considering a 401K loan, ask yourself if the loss of future income and security is worthwhile. Experts agree that most Americans save less in their retirement plans, including 401Ks, than they need to ensure a comfortable future.
What Will You Do With The Old Devices You Replace?
Whenever you get a new electronic device such as a TV, smartphone, game console, computer, or tablet, what do you do with the old one?
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Protect Yourself From These Scams
There are many ways scammers are trying to get you to reveal your personal information with them. Follow the simple tips on our site to help you avoid being scammed.
Seniors & Privacy
Seniors are a favorite target of scam artists and others who want to make a quick buck. For example, seniors are at risk of losing money in fraudulent investment schemes and are also at risk of losing their homes when they are used as security, in some instances unknowingly.
From the Archives:
Things You're Better Off Buying Second Hand
We all know the car example, right? Buy a brand new (regular) car off the dealership parking lot, and it loses about 20% of its value right away. How can that possibly be a good investment?
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:
Consumer Watchdog (formerly The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights [FTCR]) is a nationally recognized consumer group that has been fighting corrupt corporations and crooked politicians since 1985. Over the years, Consumer Watchdog has saved Americans billions of dollars and improved countless peoples' lives by speaking out on behalf of patients, ratepayers and policyholders.
- Banking By Smartphone or Tablet? Make Sure You Do It Safely.
- What Insurance Do You Need at Each Life Stage?
- Selecting a Contractor to do Home Repairs
- Enhancing Your Online Privacy and Protecting Your Personal Information
- Start an Emergency Fund or Pay Down Credit Card Debt
- Buying a Car? Rev Up Savings with a Credit Union Loan or Refi