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Dealing with Debt

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Consumer News

Starting college? Make sure you pass Credit 101

As you head off to college, you will want to make sure you can handle the costs of basics such as food and books plus any unexpected costs. This often means getting your first credit card. A little credit card savvy can go a long way in maximizing opportunities and avoiding credit dangers.

Make the Most of Your Money When It’s Time to Travel

You might want to travel to another country and explore distant cultures. You may just be interested in visiting a state you’ve never seen before. Or you might be interested in visiting a city not too far from home. No matter where you go, remember these tips so you can avoid making costly decisions while travelling.

‘Notarios’ in L.A. County indicted on immigration fraud charges

An immigration consultant and one of her employees were arrested after being named in a federal indictment that alleges they filed fraudulent “green card” applications on behalf of immigrants who were married to U.S. citizens.

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