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    4 Things To Watch Out for This Black FridayConsumer Protection

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    Black Friday is right around the corner, and shoppers are already being primed by retailers for the kind of buying gluttony that makes eater’s remorse look like a bloated post-Thanksgiving walk in the park. In the same way that dieters count calories before they start gorging in order to avoid weight gain this time of year, the best way to avoid the accumulation of extra debt is to create a spending plan, a.k.a. a budget, […]

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    Election Anxiety? Here Are 5 Popular Job Openings in CanadaPolitics

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    It seems like the 2016 election has everyone on edge. Though threatening to flee the country during an election year has become somewhat of a tradition in recent years, this particular election — between two wildly different candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — has given those threats a tinge of seriousness. People are seriously thinking about moving to Canada if their candidate doesn’t win, and the numbers show that it may not be just […]

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    Can Gambling Affect Your Credit Scores?Consumer Protection, credit

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    If Las Vegas or Atlantic City are your ideal travel destinations because you love to gamble, luck is on your side: Gambling does not automatically hurt your credit scores. But before you sit down at the blackjack table or roulette wheel and lose a few hundred bucks, you need to know that even though this choice won’t directly harm your credit, it can still be a risky move. There are certain gambling behaviors that can […]

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    We Need a National Cyber Defense AgencyColumn, Technology

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    If you’re like most Americans, the idea that our country doesn’t have a unified cyber defense agency is about as unthinkable as a presidential contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Welcome to the desert of the real. Our cyber defenses are scattered across three agencies that don’t always communicate well (a generous appraisal) or in a timely fashion, and we’ve never been more vulnerable. As Ronald Reagan (quoting John Adams) famously said during his […]

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    5 Credit Score Myths You Can’t Afford to Believecredit, Personal Finance

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    It’s no surprise there are misconceptions surrounding credit reports and credit scores. It can be easy to have these misunderstandings, whether because of social media, friends and family, or simply your own interpretations. But believing myths about credit could ultimately damage your credit scores, resulting in lost opportunities and possibly even higher interest rates. But you can do something to help prevent that from happening to you. These are five credit score myths that you just simply […]

  • Donald Trump

    Trump’s Business Credit Score Is 19 Out of a Possible 100Politics, credit

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    Debate season has brought about quite a bit of talk about how Donald Trump runs his businesses and how the Clinton Foundation gets its donor dollars. Nav, a business score education organization, decided to run business credit scores for both The Trump Organization and the Clinton Foundation (you can view the full Nav report details here). The results might surprise you. What’s a Business Credit Score? Similar to your personal credit scores, business credit scores and […]

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    Scam Alert: Those Campaign Calls May Be a TrickPolitics, Identity Theft

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    As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ramp up their campaigning efforts in the last weeks of this year’s presidential election, robocalls have increased significantly. And not just the legitimate ones. Scammers also have upped their efforts in hopes of gaming the politically fervent and gullible. A recent review of political robocalls tied to the 2016 presidential election found that legitimate calls from the Trump and Clinton campaigns have increased by 64% since the beginning of […]

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    TalkTalk takeaway: Cybersecurity is a boardroom issueData Security, Technology

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    Enterprises, SMBs must gird for new rules and protect sensitive data – or pay hefty price British telecom giant TalkTalk actually may have gotten off lightly when privacy regulators hit the British telecom giant with a £400,000 ($496,910) fine last week for failing to prevent a major data breach. The fine, issued by the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office is, indeed, for a record amount. And it will clearly hurt TalkTalk, both financially and in reputation. […]

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    What the Recent Yahoo Hack Really Means for YouPrivacy, Technology

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    There has been a lot of talk about Yahoo being “the anti-Apple” when it comes to consumer privacy following last week’s news about a government order granting access to Yahoo Mail. Regardless of what happened there — and it is far from clear — recent reports underscore the need for more consumer awareness about best privacy practices. What’s Going Around It’s definitely been a bad news month for Yahoo starting with the revelation, on September […]

  • Donald Trump

    Does Donald Trump Have A HUGE Credit Score?Politics, credit

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    In the media world, something unprecedented happened last week. Arguably, the most neutral media property in the land, USA Today, ran an editorial entitled, “Trump is ‘unfit for the presidency,’ ” with an explainer (in case the message wasn’t sufficiently clear): “The Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. We’re doing it now.” This, oddly enough, got me thinking about Mr. Trump’s credit … not his business credit. His personal credit, i.e., […]

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