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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. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?

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It's Time to Review Your Facebook Privacy Settings

How often do you check your Facebook privacy and security settings? With the recent revelation that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica acquired profile information and "likes" on about 50 million Facebook users, it's time to review your settings.

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Gen Y with Will

10 Principles for Your Online Privacy

We hear about hacks, data leaks and other online scams pretty much on daily basis. If you think this couldn't affect you, think again! Right now, you need to take control of your online privacy and take appropriate measures to guard your data and money.

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It's Tax Time Again. These Tips Can Help.

Tax season. For many people those words mean it's time to complete an unpopular task. So whether you like to get this chore done as soon as possible or wait until the last minute, here are some tips, reminders, and other information to help you prepare your taxes.

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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:

  • The Carrots and Sticks Project

    We recognize the need to create an environment where bold and principled leadership is rewarded and where the status quo is consistently challenged. However, the apparatus to enact such an agenda is noticeably absent from the current landscape. While many organizations exist with similar policy goals to ours, we believe organizations aiming to directly influence the policymaking environment rather than merely persist or meet a fundraising target are far too few in number.


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