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The UPS Store security breach update Video included

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The UPS Store is definitely watching out for their customers, and taking similar steps Target took after that huge breach eight months ago.
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Student credit card know-how Video included

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Attending college is a big step for anyone. So is applying for a student credit card.
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The truth about store credit cards

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All those store credit card offers that promise to save you 10% or 15% off your purchase seem like a good idea.
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Follow this checklist to find a good lawyer Video included

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There will more than likely be a time when you are going to need a lawyer, even for something as simple as helping you write your will. But do you know where to start? There is a checklist you should follow More>>

MyHomework App for students and parents Video included

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Sometimes it is hard to keep up with all the new classes and assignments once school is back in session.
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What to know if you take a car on campus Video included

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Not all college students get to take a car with them to campus. But some will have that extra responsibility.
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Ebola fraud with bogus health products Video included

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Since the news of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, fraudsters are working full time to get you to pay up.
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Travel insurance to consider

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Labor Day is just a little more than two weeks away; and you may be packing your bags for vacation. More>>

Save on health care Video included

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Taking care of your body is an ongoing necessity; and it is one that does not come cheaply.
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Mobile banking deposit drawback Video included

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Technology has made our lives a lot easier, giving us the opportunity to do things such as banking from our phones.
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Raise money via crowdfunding

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Let's say you have a project you want to work on, but you need extra cash to get it off the ground and running.
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Georgia's Own Credit Union card compromise Video included

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Data breaches and compromised accounts are starting to hit closer to home. This time, a local credit union has been affected. Georgia's Own Credit Union is taking steps for each customer who has a card More>>

Items in backpacks that reveal too much

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With kids kicking off a new school year, there is a good chance their backpacks are full. But what is inside those backpacks can actually be dangerous.
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Connecting with customer service

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You know those times you are not satisfied with a product you bought--and you want to take the issue to customer service.
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Protect personal data in car Video included

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Your personal data is with you wherever you go. From your smartphone to your computer and car.
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BPA in receipts Video included

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You have heard about the chemical BPA that has been linked to health problems. More>>

Hackers breach car wireless systems

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Hackers can get into just about anything. We have seen data breaches of big companies, down to personal account hacking. But it definitely does not stop there. It was only a matter of time they started More>>

Flying Labor Day weekend? Buy tickets now Video included

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Labor Day is less than a month away; and you may be hitting the skies for a getaway. That means there are only two words you need to know: don't wait!
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Words on food labels that fool you Video included

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Do not be fooled by certain words on food packaging. Their job is to get your attention and get you to pay more. More>>

What to buy in August Video included

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With kids headed back to school.. saving every penny possible will ease the dent that's going to be put in your wallet. More>>

Keep your eggs fresh Video included

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How careful are you when it comes to buying eggs and keeping them fresh once you pop them in the fridge?
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What not to say to your auto insurer

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A car accident may leave you frazzled; but it shouldn't leave you spilling at the mouth.
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When to update your auto insurance Video included

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Just like your bank account, you need to keep up with your insurance policies--auto included--and make sure they're up to date.
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Tricks to use at the grocery store Video included

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The secret is out.. grocery stores are set up.. from top to bottom.. to get you to spend more. More>>

Get deals via Twitter

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Social media is a great tool and source for endless deals. You could even create your own discount if you know how to work the system. More>>

What not to buy for school...yet Video included

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You may have waited until the last minute to make sure your kids are set for class.. but don't just start throwing things in the cart because you're in a tizzy. More>>

Cell phone unlocking bill

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Think about the times you've wanted to take the cell phone in your hand and add it to a completely different carrier's plan.. because you weren't satisfied with the company you've been using. But you haven't More>>

Amazon Wallet app Video included

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If you have too many gift card to keep up with and have an Android, Amazon's latest tech will keep your collection in order. More>>

Amazon hit with lawsuit Video included

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Amazon is being asked to refund customers for unauthorized charges. More>>

Save on back-to-school supplies Video included

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Long gone are the summer days of playing and relaxing. Now it is time to get back into the groove of school. More>>

Georgia sales tax holiday

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Mom and dads…get ready to save some money as you get ready to send your kids back to school.
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Avoid pet flipping Video included

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Think about pet flipping like this…an organized dog theft ring. And the victims in this type of scam? The dogs.
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Cost of small pets Video included

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They are cute, they are fuzzy or feathered. Your kids may see them in a pet store window, or you may find a free one online.
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Keep from paying airline fees Video included

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Hitting the skies does not come cheap any more, especially with all the new fees that are implemented every time we turn around. More>>

Hotel scams to avoid Video included

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Once you have signed into your hotel, Credit.com says you are not exempt from becoming victim to scammers trying to take advantage of your stay. More>>

How restaurants get you to pay more Video included

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Restaurants know how to play the mind game and they do a great job of it. More>>

Avoid a faux sale Video included

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Everyone loves a good sale. But is the price on that tag really a worthy deal? More>>

What happens when you do not pay student loan

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Student loan payments are not the easiest thing to make. But you end up paying a lot more in the end if you are turning to a blind eye to them. More>>

What college students do not need Video included

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As a parent, you want the best for your kids. Especially when they are away from home, at college. More>>

Know this tech info before booking flight Video included

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If you love your electronic entertainment, this is what you need to know prior to booking your flight, to make sure you get all you want. More>>

2014 Pub Crawl for Autism

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Come out and rub elbows...and help a great cause! The Pub Crawl benefits Autism Speaks. More>>

Gift card customer survey scams Video included

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You really have to watch out for yourself when it comes to online customer surveys.
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Earn extra money Video included

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You may have a full time job, but having supplemental income is always a big help.
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Tech support fraud and avoiding it

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Tech support fraud has been picking up steam the past few years. More recently, they are taking a different route. More>>

Tin Lizzy's in Kennesaw currently hiring

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Time to submit your resume! Get in on the fun at Tin Lizzy's Cantina in Kennesaw.
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What to do if your luggage is lost Video included

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If your suitcases are not on the conveyer belt at baggage claim because they are delayed, USA.gov says… More>>

GPS tags for luggage

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Being able to track our luggage is going to change over the next few years.
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What to inspect on prospective home Video included

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Home inspection day can be exciting. It give you the chance to explore everything around a prospective home. More>>

Avoid patriotic scams

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As we celebrate our nation's birthday, fraudsters are celebrating with some of their biggest scams.
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Questions to ask during open house

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Although the housing market is slowly recovering, many of you are still out looking for home. More>>

Freebies for 4th of July

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It's a big holiday for freebies and deals.
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Norcross group commits fraud Video included

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Fraud is everywhere—online, via snail mail, and phone calls. But it hits close to home when it is going on in your backyard. More>>

Power of attorney, picking an agent, and fraud Video included

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A lot of people want to know…what is a power of attorney…and who needs one? You need one!
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Money musts before 40 and 50 Video included

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Let's focus on what needs to be done during our 30's, in time for turning 40. More>>

Saving for a college bound student Video included

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Gathering funds for college is not always easy, considering the fact that tuition just keeps on increasing.
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Starbucks tuition reimbursement expectations Video included

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The Starbucks College Achievement Plan is a program developed to help Starbucks employees get a degree. More>>

Avoid these car rental hidden fees

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Rental cars are definitely convenient, especially now that summer is in full swing. More>>

Credit cards & rental car coverage

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I am going to focus on the different credit card networks and what they do and do not cover when it comes to car rental insurance.
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Save on dental care

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Whether you like it or not, going to the dentist is extremely important.
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Save on vision care Video included

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Many people do not have their eyes examined because they do not have insurance, while others say it is just too costly.
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Microsoft Outlook Outage

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You may have noticed your Microsoft Outlook email has been down for a good part of Tuesday.
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Protect yourself from medical identity theft

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Of course, you cannot prevent data breaches, but you can do what it takes to protect yourself from medical identity theft.
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Detect medical identity theft

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Thieves are out not only to get your credit card number, but your medical information as well.
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Save Money at Starbucks Video included

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There's a good chance your cup of joe is on the list of what is going to cost you more.
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How to keep your pet healthy

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Everyone wants to show off their pets, but you should also want to show off a healthy one.
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Avoid locksmith scams Video included

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Let's say it is the weekend, you might be out for a little fun; but end up locking yourself out of your car or home. Do not just call any locksmith or else you risk being scammed.
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Save on summer energy bill Video included

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Georgia heat can be no joke, especially when the humidity comes out to play.
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Make traveling affordable Video included

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Parents…this one is for you! With just a bit of thinking ahead you can save a good bit of money and avoid some headaches. More>>

Stores offer unit prices online Video included

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So many big name stores are hopping on the unit pricing bandwagon, which is really great news if you shop online and want the option to save.
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National Splurge Day, June 18

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Guess what...now you have a really good reason to go ahead and give in to that slightly bigger purchase you have been considering.
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What to do if your car is on a recall list

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With GM's latest recall of another 3.4 million vehicles, as well as all the others, you need to know how to find out whether or not your car is on one of the countless lists. More>>

What to look out for when buying a used car

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Federal law does prohibit car dealers from selling or leasing new cars that are subject to a manufacturer's recall. More>>

Hidden Wedding Costs

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There is a good chance your wedding is not going to be cheap.
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Save on road trips

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With fairly high gas prices, road trips have become a bit more expensive.
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Make mortgage approval process easier Video included

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Not every is going to be approved for a mortgage. More>>

June 19 Job Fair in Lawrenceville Video included

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Get ready to put your resume to good use. More>>

What to buy used Video included

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Scoring some of the best deals is not only a feel-good moment, it is also a great moment for your wallet!
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Avoiding ID Theft While Traveling

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Just because you are going on vacation does not mean you get to leave your worries behind. Identity theft can happen on the road. The Better Business Bureau suggests...Taking any unnecessary documentation More>>

Getting Flight Refunds

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If your flight has been delayed, canceled, or even bumped--you might think receiving a voucher is good enough compensation. More>>

True Kitchen Job Fair

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More than 100 jobs are opening in the Atlanta area. More>>

Protect Your Identity on Flights Video included

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There are certain things you should not do on an airplane, especially when you are using their Internet connection. If you do, you risk becoming a victim of identity theft. Credit.com says you should... Avoid More>>

High Yield Accounts Video included

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A good way to earn extra money is having a high yield checking or savings account.
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Flood insurance coverage

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Whether you have flood insurance or not, you should know what it covers and what it doesn't cover. The National Flood Insurance Program says your policy has your back on...Building Property CoverageThe More>>

Emergency supply kit

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You need to have an emergency kit on hand, with enough to get each person through three days without electricity or running water. More>>

Order Groceries with Amazon Prime Pantry

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If you are like me and love to cook, but loathe going to the grocery store...Amazon is here to rescue you, with the newly launched Prime Pantry. More>>

Create effective complaint letter

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Sometimes products we get are good; but sometimes we receive the bad and the ugly, warranting a complaint email or letter to the company. More>>

Earth Day freebies and goodies Video included

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Happy Earth Day!!  Help celebrate with some treats. More>>

What Michael's customers need to do Video included

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The CEO of Michael's craft store has issued an apology for the inconvenience of customers having to deal with the security breach. More>>

Find out if your car is on a recall list

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GM has set a big goal: fixing 100 percent of its recalled vehicles, by fall. More>>

Find out which sites were affected by Heartbleed Bug

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The Heartbleed Bug has left a lot of personal data open for hackers to access. More>>

Tax Day freebies and deals

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You knew it was only a matter of time. One, for you to have to do your taxes. And two, to get some great freebies and deals on the 15th. More>>

Get prescription meds for less Video included

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The next time you need to get a prescription filled, go about it the right way and put up to $100 back in your pocket.
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Why auto recalls are so prevalent Video included

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You're probably wondering why there are so many recalls popping up all the time. Motherboard says it is becoming the norm. More>>

Shopping secrets you need to know

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Knowing you can get a good discount is a pretty good feeling. But if you want to save even more, there are some shopping secrets you may not already know. More>>

Mobile banking must-do's

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As convenient and safe as mobile banking is for you, there are some security issues that should concern you. More>>

Look for these insurance fraud warning signs

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Fraud continues to be a big issue, even in the insurance industry. These scammers are making it their job to take your money, without any help in return. More>>

$25 Georgia Power air conditioner rebate

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As the temps heat up, you are going to want to cool down your house, and do it at a discount.
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Unique, inexpensive wedding gift ideas

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Wedding bells are always ringing during the summer; so you may find yourself having to buy a gift soon.
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Avoid click bait scams

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Scammers are trying to get all your personal information online; and they are taking advantage of your curiosity about Malaysia flight 370 to do it. More>>

Customer service calls and getting what you want

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There are a few strategies that will help you get what you want while staying calm. More>>

How to apply sunscreen to prevent cancer

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$670 per doctor's visit is roughly how much you can expect to pay to have skin cancer treated.
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Make kitchen items last longer

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Keeping your kitchen stocked is not cheap; so your best bet is to make sure what you have now lasts as long as possible. More>>

Save on baby items

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The average cost to raise a baby, from birth to 18, will cost you about $250,000. More>>

Prevent unauthorized iTunes downloads Video included

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Apple is stepping up to the plate, which means you may be getting a refund.
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Protect privacy during social media quizzes

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If you have social media accounts, there is a good chance you have been suckered into taking one of those online quizzes. More>>

Best to buy in April Video included

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April showers will probably tempt you to do a little online shopping at home. If you want some of the best deals, here is what is in store for April. More>>

What not to buy at the dollar store Video included

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Sometimes buying certain products from the dollar store in a pinch is a good idea for the moment.
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Prom Dresses and Accessories Giveaway

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High school gals listen up...prom is almost here which means it is time to get glammed up and get the perfect dress.
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Items worth buying in bulk

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Not all items should be purchased in bulk, especially if they are not saving you money by going unused. Though, there are some products that are worth that bigger size...Dry pantry goods. Rice, beans, More>>

Things to do for better chance of getting raise Video included

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The task of saving money is probably a little bit easier than asking for it.
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Before home repairs, read this checklist Video included

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After the wild winter we had, there's a chance you may need to make some home repairs.
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Restaurant techniques that make you pay more

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As any business, there are techniques restaurants use to get you to pay even more in the end. More>>

Teaching kids about money

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With all the debit and credit card use in stores and online, it can be hard for kids to grasp the actual concept behind money.
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Claim your money: Duracell class action lawsuit form Video included

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When was the last time you bought batteries? Probably within the past five years. If you have, and they were Duracell brand, you are entitled to some money. More>>

Credit card offers and myths

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You have received those pre-approved credit card offers. I have. Just about everyone has. More>>

Break your habit of shopping

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Everyone has a habit of some sort. Some cost a little more than others...like shopping.
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Credit card traps to avoid Video included

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Credit card companies try to reel you in with some great offers, but what they do not tell you about are the 'gotchas'. More>>

Keep your passport safe

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Passports are not cheap, but you can save yourself about $110 and a lot of hassle just by keeping your current passport safe. More>>

What to buy brand spanking new

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Buying second hand, gently used items can definitely be cost savers; but there are products for which you should pay full price. More>>

Keep Amazon Prime at $79 for another year Video included

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Amazon is following through with increasing the price of their Prime Membership program. More>>

Get at least $10 from class action lawsuit Video included

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Think back a decade and a half ago. Did you buy any electronics? Probably so.
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Spring break safety

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The calendar tells us spring is just around the corner. More>>

Protect yourself when renting a car

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When you go on vacation, there is a good chance you will need to rent a car.
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Keeping your house safe from burglars

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Every 14 and a half seconds, a home in the U.S. is burglarized. More>>

Items worth paying more for Video included

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While some items, like single-serve food, are ridiculously priced, there are products on which you should spend a bit more money. More>>

Overpriced singles and pods

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Convenience is something we pay for any time we shop. Easy go-to's but not always worth it.
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Avoiding bad trial offers

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Some trial offers seem too good to pass up. More>>

Financial moves for 2014

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There are musts and must-nots when it comes to your money. More>>

Scholarship and financial aid scams

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It's that time of year when high school graduates start buckling down and searching out college scholarships. Instead of giving you money, some financial listings are scams. They take your money and personal More>>

Credit unions help build credit score Video included

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Credit unions--big bank alternatives--not only provide you with free checking accounts, they also offer tools that will help rebuild your credit score.
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How e-receipts can harm your computer Video included

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You know those e-receipts retailers give as an option at the end of your purchase, as a paper alternative?
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Save money on spring energy bills Video included

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When the weather warms up, keep a few spring energy tips in mind. More>>

Advertising traps and how to avoid them Video included

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Reading the fine print honestly pays off, especially when it comes to certain advertising terms that sometimes sound great but are not so great on the wallet...Satisfaction guaranteed. This is when a retailer More>>

How young car buyers can save on insurance Video included

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Six percent of new car purchases are first-time buyers under the age of 25.
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Make appointment to file taxes for free Video included

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If you make $52,000 or less, you can book an appointment through the Georgia Department of Revenue to file your individual taxes for free. More>>

Powerball jackpot up to $400 M in Wednesday night's drawing

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Yowza! The Powerball is sitting at $400 million!!  Click this link to check your numbers tonight...Powerball Lottery Winning Numbers More>>

Find out if the state owes you money

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Believe it or not, $42 billion sitting in state safes, waiting for the rightful owners to claim their share.
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After the storm clean up reminders

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Some of you are now having to deal with repairs to the house and yard that were damaged during the ice storm.  Don't be in a rush to get it done...Take time to research the best contractor. Make sure they More>>

Best deals on Presidents' Day Video included

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In the retail business, holidays tend to translate into sale days.
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What to avoid before buying a home Video included

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Buying a home is one of life's biggest investments.
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Before the storm preparation

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Now that you know the storm is well on its way, here are a few last minute preparations because you need to be self sufficient for at least 72 hours More>>

De-Ice your driveway

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Ice is what we're going to be facing during winter storm part deux.
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Conserve energy and heat during winter storm

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Another winter storm is on its way. This is your heads up on how to be ready for the cold, by conserving heat and energy:Seal drafts. Keep your house warm by sealing off any drafts in the house. Place More>>

Olympic scams and official sites

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The Olympics are not exempt from scams. The games are actually a huge target. The best thing for you to do to avoid becoming a victim:Shop directly from the official website of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Verify More>>

Panda Express: Free Firecracker Chicken Entree

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First things first: this is good for January 31 only! More>>

Hiring a tree service

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Just like when it comes to hiring someone dependable to take care of your car, you also want to hire someone who will do a good job working on your trees. Your best bet is to hire a qualified International More>>

State of Georgia Personal Report of Accident PDF

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We've shown you plenty of footage of cars, trucks, and buses that have slid into each other, guardrails, or embankments. More>>

Picking reliable auto repair shop

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Let's say your car needs some repairs--big or small--after this snow storm.
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Kid-friendly recipes

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Whether it is cold and snowy outside or bright as the sun, get the kids in the kitchen!
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Snow day activities

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Today is a snow day for just about everyone in Atlanta. That means you and the kids are at home; and both of you may want something fun to do to keep busy! Here are a few awesome ideas:Painting in the More>>

Keep warm during the winter storm

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Staying warm is not as easy as it sounds. There is definitely a lot more to it than just a blanket and heavy jacket. It basically comes down to a science and many things contribute to upping your body More>>

Driving in the snow

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The January 2014 snow has come for Atlanta and our viewing area; but it has not yet left.
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Debt collection notice

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A debt collection notice is not what you want to see when you check your mailbox. More>>

Make college affordable Video included

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I told you how high schoolers can prepare for college scholarships. More>>

Georgia scholarship lists

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Sorry to burst your bubble; but attending college is not getting any cheaper. More>>

Unsubscribe to emails

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You get them, I get them. What I am talking about are those annoying subscription emails.
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Budget Foods Video included

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When your budget is tight, it is time to cut some things out.
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Debt free in 2014

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Make this year debt free; or at least pretty darn close.
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Breaking up with your bank

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If you are tired of dealing with your bank, divorce it and go with one you do like. More>>

Create a strong password

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If you have one, you are setting yourself up for an Internet fail. I am talking about a weak, common password. One that anyone can figure out and use to break into all your accounts.These are the top eight, More>>

Food deals for February

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Here are a couple of links for local restaurant deals you can score during the month of February. More>>

Cheapest prescriptions in your area

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It is a fact of life: not all prescriptions are cheap.
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TurboTax e-filing deal: $14.99

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February is the month to score a good deal on tax filing software. TurboTax has a deal, for $14.99 that includes:Federal return price.State return price.Free answers from a professional, via phone.Automatic More>>

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