Recent Posts by Alex Dowell

How Does Credit Karma Work?

Q: I’m trying to increase my credit score ahead of applying for a large loan, so I’m considering signing up for Credit Karma to track my score. How accurate are the credit scores it shares? Is there anything I need to be aware of before signing up for this service? A: Credit Karma is a legitimate company;…
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Payday Loan Scams!

Payday loan scams may seem like old news, but they’re more common than ever. In fact, in 2018, the FTC paid a total of $505 million to more than one million victims of payday loan scams. In this scam, a caller claiming to represent a collection agency who is acting on behalf of a loan…
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DIY Halloween Decorations! -Better on the wallet!

Don’t blow big bucks on your Halloween décor when you can DIY for a fraction of the price! Check out our list of creative, fun and inexpensive projects to make your home the spookiest haunt on the block. 1. The mummified door All you need for turning your front door into a bona fide mummy is a…
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Make Your Own Halloween Costume!

Don’t rack up an outrageous bill at the costume store this Halloween. Instead, find some treasures at home. Dig through your old college wardrobe and the boxes of dated clothing you’ve got stashed in your attic. Borrow some eclectic jewelry and fun accessories from Grandma, or pick some up for cheap at a dollar store. You can also get creative…
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