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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Protecting Your Home Against Natural Disasters

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®      

Natural disasters, weather-related catastrophes and other emergencies can strike at any time. When they do, you’ll no doubt want protection for what’s most likely your most costly asset: your home. None of us can outrun windswept fires, massive earthquakes or torrential flooding. And even the latest technology available cannot accurately predict these potentially life-and-property threatening dangers. Continue reading

Important College Deadlines to Put on Your Calendar

Important College Deadlines to Put on Your Calendar

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®           

College deadlines don’t just apply to homework assignments, class projects and term papers. Some important higher education deadlines are also key to saving you money when you or your child is planning to earn a college degree.

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Getting the Maximum College Financial Aid

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

When your son or daughter goes off to college, you most certainly will want your student to get the maximum college financial aid possible. Squeezing the most out of the financial aid system starts with understanding the type of aid available to your family, as well as the steps you and your child must take to qualify for aid.

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Create a Financial Strategy for Budgeting and Saving

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

If budgeting and saving money seem like difficult tasks to conquer, perhaps the issue is that you’ve not yet created a financial strategy for achieving these goals. Here are some ideas to  improve your savings, and make you a better budgeter, by creating a financial strategy that works for your lifestyle.

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