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Scams that come straight to your door
By: Mary Beth

Scams that come straight to your door

It's that time of year again, when you can expect the con men to come to you. It's so sweet of them to save you the bother of a phone call or email. "Ma'am, we were just doing some pavi...

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The Charity Myth
By: Mary Beth

The Charity Myth

Almost all of the money contributed to charity must go to the intended purpose. FACT: Charitable organizations are not obligated to spend a minimum percentage of what they rais...

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Scams that come straight to your door
By: Mary Beth

Scams that come straight to your door

It's that time of year again, when you can expect the con men to come to you. It's so sweet of them to save you the bother of a phone call or email. "Ma'am, we were just doing some paving j...

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The Great Pyramid of Scams
By: Mary Beth

The Great Pyramid of Scams

Mary Beth

No Authorization Required (myth #8)

No one can take your money directly from your bank accounts without your written authorization. FACT: Merely giving someone your checking account number may re...

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Foreign Travel Safety
By: Mary Beth

Foreign Travel Safety

More and more Americans are traveling abroad. And they are often going to more exotic destinations. One of the questions to be considered in planning a trip to a lesser developed country is how saf...

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Debt Consolidation Considerations
By: Mary Beth

Debt Consolidation Considerations

Tax season is one of the few times a year when people are forced to take a hard look at their financial life. The 1040 pretty much sums up your finances for the last year and you may not have liked...

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