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Managing your bills during the pandemic

Ari Lazarus
COVID-19 has thrown the economy into a tailspin. As people have been laid off, furloughed, or are working fewer hours, bills can pile up. This week, for Financial Literacy Month, we’re looking at ways
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Would you rather save $5,000 or lose 5 pounds?

Gretchen Abraham
If you picked the money, you’re not alone. As we start 2020, many of us are making financial resolutions. Of course, saving more or paying down debt sounds great, but getting started can feel
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FTC's tips for happy holiday shopping

Gretchen Abraham
Keep your holiday shopping merry and bright with an early gift from the Federal Trade Commission: tips to help you watch your wallet, shop wisely, and protect your personal information. Make a list
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Financial tips for 2019 graduates

Colleen Tressler
Congratulations students and parents! It won’t be long before young people across the country will put on their caps and gowns to celebrate their graduations. Many graduation speakers offer advice
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Happy holidays! Shopping tips from the FTC

Colleen Tressler
The gift-giving season is just around the corner, and the gift-buying season starts, oh, any minute now. The FTC has an early gift for you — tips to help you shop wisely and protect your personal
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School shopping can be a teachable moment

Colleen Tressler
As summer winds down, it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Here are some tips to help you save time and money. Get the teacher-approved list. Many teachers have lists of items they want their
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FTC’s top tips for Financial Literacy Month

Colleen Tressler
April is Financial Literacy Month, and a great time to get your personal finances on track. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Create a budget. The first step toward taking control of your
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Coping with Debt

Having trouble paying your bills? Getting dunning notices from creditors? Are your accounts being turned over to debt collectors? Are you worried about losing your home or your car? You’re not alone
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Setting Out on Your Own

Preparing to be out on your own can be fun and exciting, but it also means taking on new financial responsibilities. The decisions you make now about how you manage your money can affect your ability