Archive - July 15, 2014

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Cultivating Money Smart Kids
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Preventing Identity Theft

Cultivating Money Smart Kids

Piggy Bank with Coins
If you think back to your childhood, what were the biggest influences on how your view of money developed?  If you’re anything like me, this question triggers memories of the struggle between saving my hard-earned allowance and spending it on the newest pack of baseball cards in hopes of obtaining the rare 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card.

Since my wife and I just welcomed our second daughter into the world, I thought I would share some of the conversations that have been taking place at our house regarding how we plan to teach our daughters about …

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Preventing Identity Theft

According to a Bureau of Justice Statistics report, 16.6 million people experienced identify theft in 2012 with financial losses totaling $24.7 billion.

Being a victim of identity theft can have severe financial consequences.  We often find that most people don’t realize they are a victim of identity theft until they are making a large purchase like a house or a car and issues show up on their credit report.  When someone steals your personal information and uses it, it can cause havoc with your finances, reputation, and credit history.  Resolving it can take a lot of time and money.

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