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Don’t Like Being Tracked Online? Here’s What to Do

I’m sure you’ve heard about businesses and advertising networks tracking our online activities. Why do they do it? Primarily, the trackers want to sell you more goods and services they think you might like or they want to sell your name to a third party that will target you with ads and offers. Like me, you may feel that such relentless tracking and information collection invades your privacy. Until recently, there was little you could do to stop or at least lessen such tracking. Now, Do Not Track efforts may provide you some ability to control this practice. This report provides more information about what you can do.

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What Are Your Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 (often called Obamacare) established new rules and minimum standards for health insurance in the U.S. One important aspect of the act is the requirement that most individuals purchase insurance starting in 2014 or pay a penalty if they are not covered by insurance at work or by Medicare or other specific health insurance plans.

To make coverage possible for people who currently don’t have insurance or can’t get it, the ACA also provides new protections including:

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Where Are Your Charitable Gifts Really Going?

Tips for Wise Giving

Americans are generous people. Each year individuals contribute billions to worthy organizations and causes. That’s about 80% of all charitable giving in the U.S. Unfortunately, such generosity attracts fraudsters and profiteers. As a wise donor, you want to make sure that your charitable gift dollars are used wisely and responsibly. You also want to avoid those scam artists and phony charities that prey on people's generosity.

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Buying a New Car? Sell Your Vehicle Yourself for More Money

Dealerships just love it when you trade in your old vehicle. Why? They give you "wholesale" for it (if you're lucky) then "retail" it to another customer, charging that customer thousands more. Dealerships typically make more even if they sell your trade directly to an auto auction or wholesaler.

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Banking By Smartphone or Tablet? Make Sure You Do It Safely.

Do you use mobile banking? If so, you are part of the growing number of consumers who do. According to a March 2013 report from the Federal Reserve, 87% of the U.S. adult population has a mobile phone and 52% of those are smartphones. Of those consumers with smartphones, 48% had used mobile banking in the previous 12 months, which was up from 42% from the December 2011 survey.

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Don’t Let These Scams Steal Your Personal Financial Information

Thieves who want to steal your personal financial information and your money never sleep. Every day, hundreds of thousands of scam emails and phone calls target unsuspecting consumers. The following three scams are widespread right now. Here’s how to identify them and how to protect yourself and family members.

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