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The "Feel Good" Factor of Saving Money!

 


saving-accountYou've heard all the doom and gloom reasons for saving money, such as:

  • You should save for rainy days.
  • You should save for emergencies.
  • If you don't save, you're going to be in bigger trouble than I can cover in this article.

But, what about the fun part of saving?

 

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Hungry in College? Welcome to Food Insecurity

 


geny_helpYou may not think this problem is happening at your college, but it is. Even at big-name schools, more and more students are going to bed hungry. After struggling to pay rising tuition costs and living expenses, there’s little money left for food. Some of these students are sleeping in their cars and plenty of them are dropping out of school. Very few of them qualify for food stamps.

So, what can you do?

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How Your Credit Can Cost You $100K… Really!

 


GY_creditBy Will from Holland

A few years ago, when I was living in the Caribbean, I met this guy while surfing.

His name was Mack, a nice guy in his twenties, from LA. He was studying in Puerto Rico to become a doctor. We caught a few waves together, had a chat, and became friends quickly.

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How to Build Decent Passwords

 

geny_strongpasswordBy Niels Postma – VP & Tech Team Director

What’s the definition of a good password?  It’s a secret code that’s hard for hackers to break and easy for you to remember.

I’m Niels, FoolProof’s VP of Techie Stuff. We’ve told you in other reports about creating passwords, but as the geek in FoolProof, I wanted to give you a smart way to build a really good password.

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Will You Make These Money Mistakes?

 


Gen_Y-MoneyMistakesYou would never deliberately throw away money, right? But most of us do, without even thinking. Ask yourself if you fall for these money traps.

  • Do you pay full price, regardless of service or quality? If you've received poor service or a poor product, do you ask for your money back? Be specific in your complaint, and make sure you're right, but always ask. Virtually all restaurants will adjust your bill if you have a sincere complaint, and businesses from airlines to rental car companies will, at the very least, give you perks for your trouble.

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Under 30? Got Health Insurance Yet?

 

geny_obamacareYou’ve seen all the publicity on “Obamacare,” right? If you think The Affordable Care Act—the official name—isn’t about you, you’re wrong.

Even if you are the healthiest young person in the world, the law now requires that you must have “minimum essential” health insurance coverage.

Deadline approaching: You have to be enrolled in an approved insurance plan by March 31, 2014. If you don’t have coverage, and don’t have the right excuse for not having that coverage, you will have to pay a tax penalty.

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