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Beware of the Michigan Amazon Text Scam

Nowadays, we have to be very careful not only not to get scammed by email or text message, but also to be aware of our bank accounts and our credit card purchases. I check my checking account every day at least once because I received fraudulent withdrawals from my debit card several times in the past year. I no longer ...

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Artist receives unemployment benefits after FOX 17 contacts UIA

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Michigan – A Muskegon County artist finally has most of her money out of unemployment after speaking with the FOX 17 Problem Solvers. She received over $ 15,000 in arrears shortly after we released her story. “And I kept checking and verifying and eventually got money in my account,” said Paula Johnson. We first met her in May. ...

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You look at your stock portfolio dozens of times a day. Is it a problem?

Advisors often give anxious clients two guidelines: “Follow the plan” and “Don’t check your portfolio every day”. It’s relatively easy to stick with the financial plan that investors pay their advisor to tailor for them. But for some investors, it’s hard to resist repeatedly checking their brokerage balance. Some people will even track their wallet every hour. It’s almost reflective: ...

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How to tell if your video is on the TikTok page for you

When you check the view count of your TikTok videos, you might be wondering if anyone has seen any on their scroll. Since many people find new videos through TikTok’s “For You” page, getting your TikTok video means a huge increase in views and likes. Fortunately, it’s not too hard to tell if your video is on the TikTok For ...

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There is an app for that: get rewards if you search local first

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Many people in Juneau have heard the popular “look local first” jingle. The Juneau Economic Development Council is seeking to encourage local buyers to do so. This year, JEDC launched The Local Frequency, which operates as a community-wide rewards program. After downloading the app and creating an account, users can load money into the app much ...

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Everything you need to know about Affirm

Affirm is a lender that lets you buy now and pay later, whether you’re shopping in-store or online. Yes… Affirm is a lender that lets you buy now and pay later, whether you’re shopping in-store or online. If you qualify for one of these short term loans, you will choose a payment schedule and then pay on affirm.com or on ...

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Guide to foreign transaction fees

Flights, hotels, food, and sightseeing can add up very quickly when traveling, especially if you are planning an international getaway. Foreign transaction fees are an often overlooked travel expense. If your credit card charges these fees (some credit cards don’t have overseas transaction fees), you’ll encounter them any time you make purchases with your credit card outside of the United ...

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