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Protecting your social security number from hackers

Sep 18, 2013
Social security numbers are open to hacking if not properly protected.
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Do your Facebook friends affect your credit score?

Sep 4, 2013
They say be careful what you post on social media What you do on Facebook could affect your credit score.
“No, your credit history on Vulcan does NOT count”
David Brancaccio

With choice comes risk: How to pick the electricity plan that's right for you

Aug 21, 2013
Power companies are starting to steal from the mobile phone playbook, offering free nights and weekends or pre-paid plans. This can save you money, or it can blow you away with higher bills.
Utility workers repair a power line in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Personal Finance Basics

Aug 1, 2013
A guide to personal finance basics, including tips on savings, strategies on investing, and more.

Growing savings from the ground up, locally

Jul 24, 2013
We're not too good at saving these days. Americans have a savings rate of about 3 percent. How can local governments work to grow that number?

Which mobile payment service is right for you?

Jul 11, 2013
There's a lot of ways to pay for things these days without using cash. Credit and debit cards are the biggest, but mobile payments might be the next big thing.

How to manage retirement plans as they pile up

Jun 26, 2013
In 21st century America, jobs for life are rare. For those lucky enough to have jobs with retirement plans, with the many jobs comes many retirement plans, which all send quarterly statements that need tracking.
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The power of PIN: Become a Marketplace Money source

Jun 21, 2013
Join the Public Insight Network and help us put the "personal" in personal finance.

How to protect your life insurance policy from mistakes and fraud

Jun 12, 2013
How do you protect you and your family from fraud or insurer mistakes?

Is a 529 college savings account right for you?

May 1, 2013
Many parents are opting for 529 savings plans -- college savings accounts that aren’t subject to any tax as long as the money’s used for tuition. Are they right for you?
UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger waves a rally towel during the 2012 Rose Bowl football game between the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers on Jan. 2, 2012.
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