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Money Talk

Tips and Tricks to help you make better decisions and live your best financial life.

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The Aftermath of the 2020 Holiday Season

Sometimes an unfortunate result of the holidays can be the realization of having spent too much. Overindulging on gift buying, food and decorations can lead to going over budget. Not to worry, there are options when choosing a repayment plan that works for you. One solution to consider is consolidating debts into a single personal loan.

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Buying a Car During the Pandemic

It's safe to say that the pandemic has significantly disrupted just about every corner of the retail world, and the auto industry is no exception. The pandemic has forever changed how we shop for and purchase both new and used vehicles.

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How to Be Prepared for Future Security Threats

New innovations in technology are being developed at a rapid rate. But new technology comes with new risks. Let's go over some examples of how technology will change in the future and ways you can stay safe. 

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10 Steps for Setting Up a Side Hustle - Step #3 Getting Customers

Get a customer! Yes, just one person or business willing to pay for your work. Asking friends and family to try you out for free is a great way to learn what you don’t know, but you need to be confident that what you’re selling is something people want. The best ideas in the world can crash and burn if no one wants what you’re selling.
 

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10 Steps for Setting Up a Side Hustle - Step #2 Am I good enough?

If you enjoy something and would like to earn some money doing it, you need to be good at it, or at least competitive. "Not knowing how" shouldn't automatically cross an idea off your list. But if your dream side job is something you've been dreaming about and not doing, look for opportunities to build those skills you need to succeed.

 

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10 Steps for Setting Up a Side Hustle - Step #1 What do i enjoy?

There are numerous steps to setting up a side hustle. Whether you're looking to make some extra money, get a head start on your own business, or are looking to develop new skills or understanding, taking things one step at a time can be a good idea.

What Is Identity Theft

This simple video explains the ins and outs of identity theft, and how you can protect yourself. It also outlines what to do if you think your identity has been stolen.

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What Does a Fraudster Look Like?

Do you know how to recognize a fraudster? Did you know there are red flags that can tip you off to whether or not someone it trying to commit fraud? This quick two minute video provides some key factors to help you spot a fraudster.

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How to File a Report with the FTC

If you've been caught by fraudsters or got swindled by a scam artist, you should consider reporting your case to the Federal Trade Commission. This simple video outlines what steps you need to take to file a complain. Whether a business hasn't delivered on their promise, or you've been cheated out of money, this video shows you what you need to do next. 

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