Guard Against Fraud at the Gas Pump

Fraudsters are always looking for ways to separate you from your hard-earned money. One place where you may be most vulnerable is at the gas station, especially during the upcoming travel season. That’s because thieves install skimming devices on gas pumps that steal your credit or debit card information. They then sell the data, make fraudulent cards to withdraw cash from ATMs, or buy merchandise that they can sell.

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The Importance of Having a Will — a Personal Tale from The Money Coach

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

I grew up in a household of five girls in Los Angeles, where each of us had nicknames and reputations within the family and among our friends. The five of us were all one or two years apart: Cheryl was the oldest; then Deborah; next was Denise; then came me; and my youngest sister, Hope, was the baby of the family. My older sister, Debby, was known as the Goody Two Shoes of the family.

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Security Matters: Freezes, Fraud Alerts and More

Now more than ever, it’s important to stay vigilant when it comes to keeping your finances secure. When Equifax recently had a data breach, 143 million people discovered that their personal information including birthdates, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses and addresses had been compromised, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft. After the breach, experts recommended consumers combat this exposure by stepping up their security measures. Here are some options to consider if you’re worried about identity theft.

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