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28 Dec, 2015, 12:00 ET Kids: Seven Tips to Help You Reach Your New Year's Resolutions

"Do you have a New Year's resolution?" You hear that a lot in December and January. You may be wondering what a New Year's resolution is. A New...


14 Dec, 2015, 11:17 ET Six Tips for a Strong Financial New Year

The holidays give you the chance to spend time with loved ones and friends, catch up on your favorite TV shows—and make resolutions for the...


24 Nov, 2015, 09:03 ET November Is National Native American Heritage Month

It began as "National American Indian Heritage Month" in 1990, and today, National Native American Heritage Month continues to recognize and...


19 Nov, 2015, 11:54 ET Ask Marietta: How Do I Keep My Credit Card Info Safe While Online Shopping This Holiday Season?

Marietta Jelks is the editor of the Consumer Action Handbook, where you can find more information on keeping your money safe, avoiding scams and...


12 Nov, 2015, 16:41 ET Living with Diabetes: Say Yes to Good Health!

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to learn more about this medical condition that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...


14 Oct, 2015, 06:00 ET Nine Money Tips for Building Your American Dream

Freedom and prosperity are essential parts of the American Dream, but many people overlook financial stability. In fact, learning how to spend...


02 Sep, 2015, 11:09 ET Navigating Power of Attorney: How to Help Loved Ones Manage Their Money

 Managing your finances can be hard. Managing the finances of a relative or a friend can be even harder. You want to honor your loved one's...


26 Nov, 2014, 07:52 ET Prevent Credit Card Hacking this Holiday Season

 Americans are concerned about credit card hacking. Research shows it's more feared than any other crime including terrorism, assault, or...


03 Oct, 2014, 14:22 ET Tax Relief for Survivors of Terrorist Attacks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides tax relief to survivors and some dependents of those killed during the following terrorist attacks:...


23 Sep, 2014, 15:34 ET Election Day is Approaching - Are You Registered to Vote?

2014 is a mid-term election year. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are contested, as well as 36 of the 100 U.S. Senate...


23 Sep, 2014, 13:27 ET How and Why You Should Write a Social Media Will - Help from USA.gov

Social media is a part of daily life, but what happens to the online content that you created once you die? If you have social media profiles set...


22 Sep, 2014, 15:33 ET Hispanic Heritage Month

It's Hispanic Heritage Month -- the time of year to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United...


19 Sep, 2014, 07:47 ET Handling Stress after a Traumatic Event

Traumatic situations are unexpected, sudden, and sometimes, violent. In many cases they do not leave visible signs of physical damage, but the...


18 Sep, 2014, 16:07 ET Career Change: Things you should know from USA.gov

Tired of life as an accountant, and thinking of following your passion to be a high school teacher? Many people reach a point in their lives when...


18 Sep, 2014, 07:47 ET Raising Non-Violent Kids

Your child's environment – whether at home, at school or socially – can greatly influence how they may behave in the...


17 Sep, 2014, 15:56 ET Beware: Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

Scholarships and financial aid do not require upfront fees. While there are legitimate companies who will help guide you through the financial aid...


17 Sep, 2014, 12:12 ET Six Tips from USA.gov for Keeping Teens Safe on Social Media

Going back to school is about more than shiny shoes and trendy notebooks. It's also about kids making new friends and adding those friends on...


04 Sep, 2014, 08:00 ET A helpful guide to quit smoking or drinking

Smoking cigarettes or drinking too much alcohol can cause addiction and other serious health issues. The risk of diseases associated with tobacco...


19 Aug, 2014, 08:00 ET Child Nutrition Programs for the New School Year

Healthy eating habits and a nutritious diet can help children do better in school. The federal government provides free or low-cost Child...


15 Aug, 2014, 08:00 ET How to Change your Name After Marriage

Wedding season is coming to a close. After the rings have been exchanged, the cake has been cut and thank-you notes have been sent, there might...


08 Aug, 2014, 08:00 ET Does the Government Owe you Money? Find Unclaimed Money

Uncle Sam may actually owe you money. How? If, the government owes you money, and you do not collect it, it becomes unclaimed money. This can...


04 Aug, 2014, 08:00 ET A helpful guide to moving

If you plan to move, planning ahead can save you time and money. Things like packing and finding a reliable moving company are just some of the...


28 Jul, 2014, 08:00 ET 5 Tips to Protect your Information if your Cell Phone is Lost or Stolen

You don't even want to imagine it-- your cell phone being lost or stolen. Beyond the cost of replacing the phone, the information it has stored on...


17 Jul, 2014, 08:00 ET Summer safety tips

With warm weather comes more opportunities to explore new places, spend time outdoors, and share quality time with friends and family. Swimming,...


03 Jul, 2014, 08:00 ET Keep your home free of summer pests without pesticides

Summer temperatures can be pleasant, but the warm weather is also attractive to insects and rodents. This is the time of year when ants, roaches,...