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Watch out for scholarship scams

Female and male graduates in cap and gownGraduation season means optimism about a bright future ahead. Unfortunately, scam artist know how stressful paying for college can be and they’ve tailored a fraud to separate eager students and their families from their money – scholarship scams.

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LifeSmarts program ends season with successful event in Philly

2012 semi-finalists from Rhode IslandWhat a year! The 2012 LifeSmarts season has come to a close with the 2012 National LifeSmarts Championship in Philadelphia, where the student team from Frederick, MD was crowned national LifeSmarts champions. After an exciting final match against the second-place team from Jacksonville, FL, the teens from the Maryland Home Schoolers outscored their opponents and did it with great sportsmanship. Teams from Pennsylvania and Rhode Island placed third.

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Top 10 red flags of home repair scams

image of drill, hammer, screwdriversHave you made your first spring trip to your local hardware store yet? With the arrival of spring, many consumers are already busy with projects around the house. Unfortunately, warm weather ushers in both blooming flowers and scammers offering all manner of shoddy home repair “services” and outright scams.

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