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    Tips for Protecting Against Debit Card Fraud

    Prevent Debit Card Fraud   Debit card fraud can be a nightmare to deal with, but is preventable. While it’s great to have the convenience of being able to just swipe a card to pay for things it’s more important than ever to know how...

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    Shopping Smart Can Save You Money

    Shopping smart!   Every day you are bombarded with television and radio ads, billboards, newspapers and online promotions all trying to sell you everything from cars to clothes, televisions to new appliances. But just because it’s on sale, is it really a bargain? Never impulse...

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    Honoring the Memory of Steve Saggiani

    Last year’s event, the That’s Right, Safety First Steve Saggiani Memorial Golf Tournament was held on April 27th, 2012 and was a huge success, raising money for numerous charities along with bringing all of Steve’s family, friends and co-workers together for this wonderful cause. This...

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    Credit Score Basics

    This week our Ten Smart Money Management Tips topic is the importance of knowing your credit score. These days credit scores determine what you pay for almost everything. And unfortunately, just like everything else, mistakes happen and when you couple that with the ever increasing identity theft...

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    Track Your Spending to Know Where Money Goes

    Continuing our series “Ten Smart Money Management Tips” and going hand-in-hand with our last post on getting organized, now we are going to discuss techniques to track your spending. Seeing exactly where your money goes will help identify areas where spending can be reduced. Then that...

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    Get Organized to be Financially Successful

    Several weeks ago we started a series “Ten Smart Money Management Steps” and step number one was getting organized. It just stands to reason if you have a big messy pile of unopened bills and statements then you probably don’t know where your money is...

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    Financing Tips to Make Sure a New Vehicle is in Your Future

    It’s the one thing I’ve never been able to understand, why is buying a new car or truck so hard? If you’re like me just the thought of “window shopping” fills you with a sense of dread. The pushy salesmen, the haggling back and forth...

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    Ten Smart Money Management Tips

    You work hard for your money, and it’s easy to assume that work and your paycheck are always going to be there, unfortunately none of us know exactly what the future holds. This article is the first in an upcoming series where we’ll discuss saving options,...

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    Avoid a Tax Audit – Seven Tips to Possibly Keep the IRS Away

    Nothing causes that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach faster than opening the mailbox and seeing a tax audit letter from the IRS. And now that we are in the middle of tax filing season, follow these seven simple tips to lessen the...

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