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The newly formed Southern Missouri Consumer Fraud Task Force serves to enhance awreness and prevention of consumer fraud. The task force members include the FBI, US Postal Inspector, Missour Attorney General, Greene County Sherriff’s department, Legal Services of Southern Missouri, CCCS and the Better Business Bureau. Pretty impressive if I do say so myself. The Task Force has issued their …

Living with no money?

I read an Yahoo Financial Fit article this morning about a young Berlin family who live with virtually no money essentially because it gets in the way of living their dreams. Its a very intriguing thought to me. The journey for them began when Rapheal went on a trip with 2 college friends and backpacked/hitchhiked from Europe to Mexico with …

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Step one: Financial fitness review

January has almost come to an end; can you believe it?? Many people have made their resolutions for the year. Some have resolved to improve their health by eating right, exercising or giving up unhealthy habits. If you are someone who resolved to save money this year or manage your money better I would like to suggest a starting point. …

Did you know?

Did you know that some colleges and universities will allow students to RENT text books? Yes indeed. I “rented” textbooks for my daughter who is a freshman. Renting textbooks can be even cheaper than buying them used and certainly buying them new. I “rented” 4 text books for $182; it would have cost about $350 to buy them new. Renting …

How to Dress For Less

HOW TO DRESS FOR LESS   I started going to second hand stores about 4 years ago and the majority of my wardrobe is from second hand stores. On Sunday’s, a place called the “Red Rack” has $0.25 sales on certain color tag’s. I have landed some surprising deals for $0.25 but lately those items have been few and far …

Affordable health care tips

One of my most popular mottos is “Never pay full price for ANYTHING.” This can apply to health care costs also. Today’s tips are for those who might find themselves uninsured or underinsured. First, if you have to see your doctor for a routine office visit and you are uninsured, asked for a discount for paying the whole amount. Doctors …

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

We all need forgiveness from time to time, right? This forgiveness comes in the way of mortgage debt forgiveness. The 2007 Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act will likely be extended through 2013. This Act allows federal tax forgiveness to those who are short selling a home or completing a deed in lieu of foreclosure. Both transactions have typically been a settlement …

Take Control of Your Finances in 2013

Take Control of Your Finances in 2013 I know a lot of us are worried about the fiscal cliff and how it will influence our finances but let’s start taking control of our money. Start 2013 on the right foot and have a goal to reach. Here are some suggestions: Goal #1: If you have debt to pay off, then …