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Sample Bank Phishing Email

Sample Bank Phishing Email

Below is a sample bank phishing email. Phor those of you unphamiliar with the term “phishing”, it refers to the use of email to attempt to acquire sensitive personal (often financial) information, for malicious purposes, by posing as a trustworthy entity. Phishing¬†has been around for a long time and is still a problem – and […]

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Students Get Your Free FICO Credit Score

Students Get Your Free FICO Credit Score

You heard right. “FICO”,  “credit score” and “free”. Put ’em together. What’s that spell? Well, it’s kinda jibberish but getting your FICO credit score can definitely help you student types get a head start on the road to financial freedom. Keep reading. Ok, here comes a bunch of useful info but in case you’re attention […]

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Millennials Chronically Stressed About Money

Millennials Chronically Stressed About Money

A groundbreaking report by Bank of America and USA Today finds that many millennials are chronically stressed about money. Shut up! They had to do a study to figure this out?! Here’s the article¬†that uses lots of words to detail these totally unexpected findings, but my post is far superior. Just keep reading for the […]

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Beware Credit Card Convenience Checks

Beware Credit Card Convenience Checks

I just received a set of credit card convenience checks in the mail yesterday from my bank. I don’t want to name names so I’ll just refer to the bank as “Mel’s Largo”. A credit card convenience check is an easy but potentially expensive way to take a cash advance on your credit card. Easy […]

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Student Banking Advice

Student Banking Advice

Here’s a little Q and A for anyone looking for some student banking advice. Oh lordy, it can be a pain trying to find a bank when you’ve got other priorities like classes, studying, and the socializin’. Well, lucky you, the CFPB (Consumer Finance Protection Bureau) has some sound advice on how to go about […]

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