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The Equifax Data Breach

Have you been affected? If so, how can you try to protect yourself? On September 7, credit reporting agency Equifax dropped a consumer bombshell. It revealed that cybercriminals had gained access to the personal information of as many as…

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Has Your Identity Been Stolen

Keep an eye out for these signs. As NBC News notes, identity theft hit 15.4 million Americans last year. Perhaps it hit you. You know you have been victimized when you get that courtesy call or email from a…

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Advancing Toward Your Career Goals

Should you change jobs in pursuit of them? Or position yourself a new way at work? Is your career unfolding as it should? If not, maybe it is time for a change; either a change of jobs, or a…

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The Costco / American Express Breakup

If you have a Costco AMEX card, you should be preparing for the transition to VISA. The longstanding, exclusive partnership between Costco and American Express is coming to an end. If you have a Costco AMEX card, what does…

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More Grandparents Raising Their Grandkids

“I took one look at the little fella, and that was it,” said Aldridge, now 62. “I couldn’t let go.” CHICAGO — When Debra Aldridge became her grandson’s primary caregiver, she was making $7.50 per hour as a cook.…

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8 Tips for Moms & Dads Going Back to Work

Follow these suggestions to ease the transition from stay-at-home parent to full-time employee. If you’ve been a stay-at-home parent who’s now returning to the workforce, you might feel intimidated. After all, you’re competing against candidates who didn’t step away…

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5 Great Travel Destinations for the Start of 2016

It doesn’t matter if an airport in much of January through February is basically a spa with jetways: there’s no way you’re going back there if it was your personal gulag in December. It’s that post-holiday travel trauma that…