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May 2013
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How to dispute fraudulent information on your credit report

If you have become a victim of identity theft and currently have copies of your credit reports, you can find the fraudulent information that is being reported. Here are the steps you need to take to start to repair the damage that has been done to your credit.


Finding the Perfect Checking Account
Things to consider when finding a checking account that provides the best benefits

Photo: Finding the Perfect Checking Account With nearly every monetary transaction now requiring use of a checking account or a debit card, these have become requisites of living and thriving in the modern world. Plastic is now accepted and encouraged for payment almost everywhere, even at yard sales, where the seller can ring up purchases on a swiping-equipped smartphone. Because checking accounts are such a big part of daily life, it is important to seek out a financial institution that can provide an account suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Five Common Assumptions about Financial Aid
Learn how to avoid financial assistance issues down the line

Photo: Five Common Assumptions about Financial Aid Unfortunately, every school�s student loan package is different, and parents and children must conduct extensive research to make the best choices. While colleges and universities will send detailed financial aid award packages to students, additional evaluations are necessary to ensure that pupils receive the maximum support at cost-effective rates.

Top Tools for Online Banking
Use these tools to improve your money management

Photo: Top Tools for Online Banking When it comes to managing your money, there�s nothing that simplifies your finances like online banking. There are a host of helpful, convenient and time-saving features that are available when you make the switch to banking online. If you�ve found yourself hesitating to join the online banking trend, consider these great features and you�ll wonder why you didn�t start sooner.

Alternatives to Hybrid, Hybrid-Electric and Electric Vehicles
These vehicles get excellent fuel economy for less money

Photo: Alternatives to Hybrid, Hybrid-Electric and Electric Vehicles Hybrid, hybrid-electric and electric vehicles deliver great fuel efficiency that saves money in the long run, but these cars come with a high purchase price. Therefore, many people prefer gasoline-powered vehicles like the Chevy Sonic, Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris and Hyundai Accent for their versatility, fuel efficiency and lower cost than their hybrid, hybrid-electric and electric brethren.

Rockumentaries: Documentary Flicks About Your Favorite Musicians
Get In-depth with those who rock your world

We all love to know more about the music-makers who move us, from their personal lives to the motivations for their music. The best way to do this is to take in a "rockumentary" � a documentary about a musician or band. Filled with behind-the-scenes footage, biographical details and analysis about the musician's style and importance, a good rockumentary will fill in all the gaps and teach you everything you want to know about the artists that you love.

Why Your Body Needs Vitamin D
Getting the right amount of vitamin D is good for your health

Vitamin D is sometimes called the "sunshine vitamin" because a dose of the sun's warm rays can help your body produce this fat soluble vitamin, which is critical to keeping your bones healthy, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Make the Most of Your Spring Walks
Turn a stroll into a strength training workout

Springtime is here and let�s face it: walking is one of the most leisurely and often preferred way to enjoy the season�s changing scenery and warmer, fresh air. It�s also a great way to squeeze in some cardiovascular activity.

Scottsdale, Arizona
Adventures abound in this Southwestern town

Scottsdale has much to offer as a vacation destination. Access to desert activities, championship golf courses, world-class dining, shopping, and art museums and galleries will keep your itinerary full.

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