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Are Payment Apps Safe?

Not a lot of people carry cash around these days. And the good old plastic card is also becoming old school. For many people, "contactless" payments and payment (or money transfer) apps are the trend and the convenient way to go. With this type of technology, sending and receiving money has never b...

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Help Protect Your Identity With a Free Credit Report Freeze

Consumers no longer have to pay to use an important tool to help protect their identity. As of September 21, 2018, freezing your credit report at the three major credit reporting agencies is now free. Previously, a consumer had to pay a fee to freeze and unfreeze their credit report. The fees for pl...

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The Holiday Shopping Season Has Begun! Plan Ahead With These Tips

November 2018 The holiday shopping season is here. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer just one day. Many retailers, online and off, offer deals for several weeks leading up to Thanksgiving weekend and continue well into December. Before taking advantage of any "deals," do your homework.

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Mortgage Guide

A home is the biggest investment most people make. The MoneyMatters Mortgage Guide will help you understand the process of financing your home. Whether or not you consider a mortgage with us, read this guide!

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Car Buying Guide

Did you know a dealer or online auto service can sell or lease you a new set of wheels for exactly what the dealer paid the manufacturer and still make $500 to $1,500 on just the car itself?  Read on to find out more.

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Home Buying Guide

Home ownership is a huge financial step. The Money Matters Home Buying Guide can help you plan for the total process whether you are a first time home buyer or a veteran.

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RV Buying Guide

A home on wheels! Who needs hotels? Who needs restaurants?  The Money Matters RV Guide helps you find the right RV at the right price.

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Boat Buying Guide

If you’ve ever gunned the engine of any watercraft, whether it’s a ten-foot dingy or a thirty-foot cruiser, you know how exhilarating boating can be.  This guide will show you how to purchase one!

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Fraud & Privacy Issues

Every worry about identity theft?  Worry about the dangers of the web? Mind if I read your private emails or browse through your medical records? This section takes you into the scary world of privacy and identity theft.

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Fifty Plus Guide

This guide is filled with resources for adults as they pass fifty and look forward to enjoying their "empty nest" and retirement years.

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Remar's Report

Remar Sutton has been a leading consumer advocate in America for over twenty-five years, and is your independent consumer spokesperson.

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Gen Y with Will

Will deHoo has been a leading consumer advocate for young people in America since 2003 and is the person responsible for the excellent “FoolProof” financial education program.

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Drew's News

Twice a month, Drew Guthrie will bring breaking news directly to you on this Money Matters website.

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