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Making Smart Decisions About Dating Services
By: Amy
FYITips

Making Smart Decisions About Dating Services

The Attorney General in New York has taken a major step towards protecting New York consumers from investing too much money into lackluster dating services. While it doesn't appear that other stat...

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Educating Yourself on the Reverse Mortgage
By: Amy
FYI

Educating Yourself on the Reverse Mortgage

Lately, the television seems to be saturated with ads for something called a Reverse Mortgage and its ability to give older Americans cash”without the burden of repayment.  While it is important t...

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The Pitfalls of Debit Cards
Buying a Used Car Series #4
By: Alanna
FYITips

Buying a Used Car Series #4

CLOSING THE DEAL Before signing a contract or purchasing a used car, you should do the following: ¢ Take your time to read and understand the entire written agreement. A...

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Donor Bill of Rights
By: Alanna

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and tru...

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Buying a Used Car Series #3
By: Alanna

Buying a Used Car Series #3

ROAD TEST CHECKLIST When taking the vehicle for a test drive look for the following: ¢ At Start up”The car should start easily and without excessive noise. ...

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Allowing a Charity to Use Your Name
By: Alanna

Allowing a Charity to Use Your Name

Contributing money is only one of the ways in which you and your business may be asked to assist charitable groups. Other common approaches include requests that you serve as sponsor or nominal hea...

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What to Shred & When to Shred it
By: Alanna
FYITips

What to Shred & When to Shred it

By now I'm sure that you are all aware that you need to be shredding important documents to help defend against identity theft, but knowing exactly what constitutes an important document can be tri...

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