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Hot Tips for Staying Cool in the Summer Heat: HVAC Home Safety

Inefficient HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) systems not only cost you money, but can also lead to health and comfort issues for your family. The following safety tips will help you stay cool when the weather heats up:

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BBB warns of Work-from-Home employment scam targeting consumers nationwide

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a work-from-home employment scam that has targeted consumers nationwide by posing a legitimate Canadian company.

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Burrito chain hit with data breach

If you visited at Chipotle or Pizzeria Locale between March 24, 2017, and April 18, 2017, your credit card information may have been compromised, according to a press release issued by Chipotle.

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FTC warns of possible Medicare card scams

If you currently have Medicare, new changes will be coming your way in April of 2019.

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Protecting your company from small business scams

From finances to marketing, being a small business owner means you’ll have to know the ins and outs of your company. Whether it’s keeping track of your monthly expenses or your business website, a good owner will keep tabs on … Continue reading

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Managing your small business: Accepting credit cards

Credit and debit cards have become one of the most common methods of payment for customers. The luxury of easily paying with a card could even lead to a consumer buying impulsively. However, did you know with each transaction your … Continue reading

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How to start a business 101

April 30th kicked off the beginning of National Small Business Week. Have you ever wanted to start your own business, but never knew how to get it going? The U.S. Small Business Administration offers 10 easy steps to help plan, … Continue reading

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What you should know about the IRS using private collectors

If you have debt with the IRS that’s more than two years old, you may soon get a letter from the agency that your account is being transferred to a private debt collector.

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Alleged ringleader of IRS scam arrested

Police in India have arrested who they believe to be the ringleader of a network of IRS call centers that allegedly tricked Americans out of millions of dollars. According to CNN, Sagar Thakkar, 24, was detained in Mumbai after arriving on … Continue reading

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April brings warmer weather and deep discounts

If you’ve been planning on upgrading a home appliance or tackling a new remodeling project, now might be a great time.

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