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What Microsoft’s Sunset of Windows XP Means for XP Users

Windows XP Sunset

As of April 8th, Microsoft has discontinued support of its Windows XP operating system, a system first introduced more than 12 years ago. This discontinuation of support is commonly referred to as a “sunset” within the technology industry. If you’re a

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Don’t Like Your Business Name? Change It!

Business Name

Having second thoughts about the name of your business? I have the solution to your problem. It’s called an Assumed Name or “Doing Business As” Certificate. Most people refer to such a thing simply as a DBA. Help!  I’m a square

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How to Use a Credit Card Without Paying Credit Card Interest Rates

Credit Card Interest Rates

There’s something exciting about visiting another city and experiencing a different culture. So, several years ago, I started using a national credit card that rewards me with bonus miles for airline travel when I make purchases. While the bonus miles are a

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Why Maintaining a Personal Financial Statement Makes Borrowing Easier

Personal Financial Statement

Let’s face it, we all know that bankers are a little different. As a banker, I’m comfortable admitting that I do actually like to receive office supplies for Christmas. In fact, one year I was especially crazy and asked for the multi-colored

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How to Clear Your Internet Browser’s Cookies and Cache

Cookies and Cache

Have you ever experienced issues logging into a Web site? Many times, when you call a company’s technical support department, one of the first things they ask you to do is to clear your Internet browser’s cookies and cache.  You

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Four Lessons from the Target Data Breach

Perhaps the biggest media story of December occurred when news broke that the debit and credit card numbers of 40 million Target shoppers were compromised in one of the largest U.S. retail data breaches ever recorded. What made matters worse

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Target Data Breach: What Should You Do?

Target Data Breach: What Should you Do?

If you’ve watched or read the news lately, you likely already know that U.S. retailer Target announced on Thursday that—from November 27 to December 15—debit and credit cards swiped using in-store terminals at locations across the United States may have

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Teaching Children About Money Management

Within the last decade or so, real-time banking has revolutionized access to funds and bank account information.  You can deposit your paycheck, then immediately purchase groceries, and log into your bank account from your smart phone in the parking lot

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