Tag Archives: finances

spam and scams

This is going to be a little bit of a rant, I’m afraid. Do you get numerous phone calls a day from unknown callers? It used to be easy to avoid spammy phone calls if you had caller ID – … Continue reading

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product review – consumer action handbook

The GSA produces a free consumer handbook to help you make educated decisions when you shop. It offers questions for you to ask when you’re considering buying products and services. It also addresses avoiding identity theft, filing a consumer complaint, … Continue reading

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find financial freedom

Do you dread seeing bills or bank statements in the mail? Do you know how much you spend each month? Do you have enough money saved for retirement? July 1st is National Financial Freedom Day. If you panic at the … Continue reading

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clutter roundup holiday edition

There are a lot of organizing “holidays” that have been created by different groups, for different reasons. This month’s Organize Your Home Office Day, Clutter Awareness Week, National Procrastination Week, National Consumer Protection Week and Financial Literacy Month offer opportunities … Continue reading

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consumer protection week

The first week in March is National Consumer Protection Week.  Federal and local offices of consumer protection help you understand your rights as a consumer and avoid scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides online resources that can help you … Continue reading

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clutter and finances

January is National Financial Wellness Month. Fittingly, Washington Post finance columnist Michelle Singletary is examining the relationship between clutter and debt  this month with her #NoDebtNoMess Challenge. You may not realize all the ways clutter costs you money: When you … Continue reading

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holiday stress

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Once Halloween hits, the great marketing machine starts pitching Christmas. There’s Thanksgiving to consider, too. Can you feel your stress level rising? In a study conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide, approximately 52% of women … Continue reading

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