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Financial Fraud

8 Types of Financial Fraud (and How to Avoid Them!)

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Here are eight types of financial fraud and some tips to make sure that you don’t become a victim and get taken in by them.

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Affinity Fraud

Have You Been a Victim of Affinity Fraud?

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In this post, we'll explain what an affinity fraud scheme is, how to recognize it and what you can do to avoid being taken in by it.

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Pyramid Scheme Companies

Watch Out for These MLM Scams & Pyramid Scheme Companies

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Here’s what you need to know about MLMs and pyramid schemes and how they work.

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On The + Side: Sushi, Yoga and Summer Goals

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Welcome back to On The + Side, your monthly source of stories and tips to brighten up your life. School is out, so it’s time to bring on the summer fun.

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Investment Fraud & Scams

8 Red Flags to Spot Investment Fraud & Scams

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With help from some experts, we’ve compiled this list of 8 red flags to help you evaluate investments & decide whether they’re opportunities or fraudulent.

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Teaching Kids About Money

How to Begin Teaching Kids & Teenagers About Money, Investing & Stocks

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Investing is something a lot of us don’t think about until we’re adults. Here are some tips to help you teach your teenager or kid about investing & stocks.

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The Sum Up Open Brokerage Account

The Sum Up: How to Open a Brokerage Account for Your Kids

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A recent article in US News talked about the importance of teaching kids how to manage money & invest it while they’re still young.

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Personal Finance for Kids

8 Personal Finance & Money Management Habits for Kids & Teenagers

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We asked some financial experts which money management habits they thought kids and teens should learn. Here are eight that we recommend.

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The Sum Up Kids Early Financial Education

The Sum Up: Giving kids an early financial education pays off in the futur...

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A recent story on CNBC took reviewed scientific studies and talked to people who learned about finances at an early age to see how it has impacted their lives.

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MIC Season 2 Finale

Season 2 Finale: Ponzi, Pyramids & MLMs… Oh My!

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Learn all about Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes and multi-level marketing strategies in Making it Count’s season two finale!

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Kids Money App

11 Recommended Kids’ Money, Chore & Allowance Apps

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Using a kids’ money app, a kids’ allowance app, or even a chore app can make it fun and interactive for kids to learn personal finance basics.

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Money Lessons for Kids

Money Lessons 101: Financial Education / Literacy for Kids & Teens

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There are lots of important lessons for kids that you can impart as a parent. Here’s what you need to know to build financial independence in your kids.

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