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Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it for financial gain. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from identity theft.

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10 Terms Every Home-Buyer Should Know

Buying a home is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it’s also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It’s important to understand these 10 essential terms so you’re ready to make smart decisions with your money.

  1. Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM): A mortgage with an interest rate that can change over time. It typically has a low, fixed initial interest rate and then may adjust regularly either up or down depending on market conditions. It can’t exceed a set rate cap.
  2. Closing costs: Fees from buying a house from both the lender and third parties like inspectors, attorneys, surveyors and title insurance companies. These typically add up to 3%-6% of the total home price, though some of these charges are negotiable.
  3. Down payment: When you’re buying a home and financing it with a mortgage, most lenders require
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Identity Theft Education

Identity theft is when someone steals your personal information, such as your name, Social Security number or credit card number, to commit fraud or other crimes. Nearly one in five Americans has become a victim of this crime. Identity theft can cost its victims valuable money, time and frustration.

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The Difference Between a Traditional 401(K) and a Roth 401(K)

An employer-sponsored 401(k) plan is often one of the most valuable parts of a job’s benefits package. Although free snacks and a generous vacation policy are great, making regular contributions to a retirement account can help ensure that your golden years are financially comfortable.
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How Your Teen Can Benefit From a Roth IRA

Your teenager just got a job and will soon be getting that first paycheck. Or maybe she’s earning extra cash by babysitting or walking dogs. Although visions of video games or a shiny new car might be dancing in your youngster’s head, it’s wise to consider stashing that cash for the long haul.
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Tips for Saving Money After Graduation

College graduation marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Gone are dorm rooms, awful part-time jobs and asking your parents for money — hopefully. Now it’s time for your first full-time job and paycheck.
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