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Our Dependency on Technology Often Results in Financial Budget-Busting

By Morgan Gee, Certified Credit Counselor Note: Prior to reading this article it may be important for the reader to know that my cell phone doesn’t take pictures, I do not text and I am seriously considering cancelling my cable satellite because of a $2 a month tax increase. For what some people consider a routine cell phone bill I consider a decent car payment. I recently counseled a single …Read More

The Risk Of Identity Theft Grows In Today’s High-Tech World

Even though computers and the Internet have changed our world, consumers need to be reminded that not everyone they come in contact with online is trustworthy. The growth of social networking sites is undeniable. Facebook has reached more than 750 million active users worldwide. Forty percent of Facebook users are people under the age of 25. There are many benefits to signing up for sites like Facebook. Social media sites …Read More