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Hands-Free Only While Driving: It’s the Law

As of July 1, New Hampshire’s new “hands-free” distracted driving law went into effect.Texting while driving has been illegal since 2009, but the new law outlaws all distractions using touch-devices, including cell phones, tablets, iPods and iPads and GPS. Fines start at $100 for the first violation and go up to $500 for the third…

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Driving Happiness Forward, One Car at a Time

Portland Maine man achieves his goals – so can you. Miguel is a determined and hard-working man from Portland, Maine. While always being well intended, he had difficulties in getting his “financial” house in order. No one had ever showed him a path for achieving his financial goals. At 29 years old, he realized that…

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Are Mobile Payment Apps Like Starbucks Safe?

About one in six Starbucks customers uses the coffee company’s popular mobile payment app. The app is linked to a debit or credit card and provides convenient cash and credit-card free use as well as customer rewards and incentives. In May, Maria Nistri from Orlando, Florida watched criminals drain $34.77 from her Starbucks mobile app,…

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What’s the difference between a Bank and Credit Union?

Having a checking and savings account with a trusted financial institution can be very beneficial. Convenience : paying for items with a check or debit card Saving money: it costs less to use checks than other cash based services Safety:  who wants to have a lot of cash on hand Record Keeping:  record where your…

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3 Ways to Plan Your Saving Strategies for Fall Now

We’re still enjoying summer weather, but fall will be here soon, and then we’ll be in the holiday season. Here’s a new tradition to think about: summer resolutions! Keeping with our tradition of offering creative savings tips, here are a few choices you can make that will help your budget through the back to school…

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Icing On The Cake

Timing is everything. Marsha first heard of More Than Wheels from a friend several years ago, but she realized she wasn’t ready to take on her finances yet. Managing her finances always seemed to be a struggle. She wanted to make a change, but the timing wasn’t right. This past winter, Marsha got into a…

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Free Education Resources for You and Your Children

It’s summer, but before you know it, school will be starting again. With new school requirements, including the Common Core, some of the work that children bring home can seem overwhelming. Also, you might be considering returning to the classroom yourself. We’ve already discussed how important education is to the future of you and your…