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Chip card changes for 2017

On January 9, 2017

Chip cards arrived in 2016, but it’s unbelievable how many retailers still don’t have chip card readers. Card companies advertise this new technology as the latest breakthrough in security, yet, the rollout is slow. Plus, checkout is slow with EMV chip cards. The chip card changes shoppers should expect this year.

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Free Tool Helps Stop Debt Collector Calls

On July 15, 2013

Relentless calls from debt collectors irritate consumers. Even if you owe the debt, the collectors have to follow the rules. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is providing a free debt collection tool you can use to make sure your rights are not violated.

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Credit Union opens in high school cafeteria

On September 26, 2012

I graduated high school and college without being taught how to balance a checkbook. Nobody taught me about the fine print in a mortgage or how to read one. These are basic skills everyone should have especially by the time you graduate college. A Northeast Ohio school is making sure students know the pros and cons of banking. The students…