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This section provides useful tips and information on a variety of financial education topics. Please note that this is not professional advice; contact a professional financial advisor to guide you.

Why What You Don't Know About Credit Scores Can Hurt You
How much do you know about credit scores? There are a lot of misunderstandings about what goes into figuring your score, what it can be used for and more. That's why it's smart to get the facts and understand credit scores better. (November 2012)

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What Lenders Look for When Deciding if You're Creditworthy
If you're thinking about applying for a loan or credit card, it's helpful to know what lenders look for when deciding whether to approve you for credit. Once you know, you can take steps to get your finances in good shape before you put in that application. (October 2012)

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What You Don't Know About Identity Theft Could Put You at Risk
Most people know that strange charges on their credit or debit card bill could be a sign that their identity has been stolen. There are other signs, too, and learning them is a good way to protect your financial well-being. (September 2012)

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How to Turn Your Kids into Smart Savers
Saving money is one of the most important financial habits you can build. If you're a parent, the sooner you start teaching your kids to save, the more ingrained the savings habit will be. It's a great way to kick-start their financial future. (May 2012)

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What You Need to Know about Payday Loans
Bills are piling up and you're short on cash. While payday loans might seem like a quick solution, there's a serious downside to this type of borrowing. That's why it's helpful to understand how these loans work and what alternatives are available. (April 2012)

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Build a Strategy to Avoid Holiday Debt
It's easy to get swept away by the excitement the holidays bring. Unfortunately, that can lead to overspending and debt. But by making and following a spending plan, you can avoid post-holiday debt headaches. (November 2011)

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Managing Debt in Hard Times
You've been doing all the right things to manage your finances. But your financial situation has changed unexpectedly and you're finding it hard to keep up. What steps should you take if you can't make payments on your debts? (October 2011)

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Understanding the Different Types of Credit

Not all forms of credit are created equal and it can be tough to figure out which suits your needs and situation best. Understanding the pros and cons of each form of credit can help you manage your finances better and save you money. (November 2010)

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Make Home Improvements Pay
If you're planning to make home improvements, it's smart to find out which ones could mean a tax credit on your 2010 income tax bill. Learn how much you can save with updates that make your home energy efficient and more. (June 2010)

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