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Scammers prey on your kindness during disasters

Shameless scammers want to help themselves to your money. And they’re competing with legitimate charities, taking advantage of your generosity. So, as you open your heart and wallet to help people and causes, be sure to consider these FTC tips for safe giving.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Halsey

Halsey hit it big with her collaboration with The Chainsmokers, but there's a lot more to this relatively new artist. Her third album, Manic, is much more than your typical pop record. It feels meticulously created and demonstrates her versatility and depth as an artist. Take a listen!
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Get SHOWTIME for 50% off

With the weather turning colder, it’s the perfect time to cozy up on the couch and watch great shows and movies—and now you can get them for half off! For a limited time, new SHOWTIME® subscribers can purchase this premium channel for only $5.50 a month. Get the scoop on all the great things you can watch for that low price.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: The Weeknd

A self-published album on YouTube ultimately helped connect Abel Tesfaye—AKA The Weeknd—to the rapper, Drake. With that right connection, a record deal followed and The Weeknd's second studio album, Beauty Behind The Madness, catapulted him to international fame.
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What to do when you (and your kids) are online at home

The start of a new school year is a good time to double-check your online set-up at home, since lots of people might depend on it. The FTC offers their tips for what you need to consider.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Korn

Korn wasn’t your father’s hard rock or heavy metal. They really pioneered the nu metal genre, and certainly were the first to get the modern music into the mainstream. Critically Follow the Leader received nearly positive marks across the board and they won a Grammy Award to prove it. Today's the perfect day to give them a try!
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Tips to help you avoid post-disaster scams

No matter what kind of disaster you've been impacted by, the aftermath is never easy. But when scammers target people just trying to recover, it can be even worse. The FTC offers their tips to help you avoid common post-disaster scams.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Prince

Being an innovator is risky—some will grow to love your risk-taking while others will never respect your lack of conformity. Today’s featured artist integrated varieties of just about every music genre into his sound, and had one of the most eclectic and well-respected music careers of anyone in history.
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Using technology to connect with grandparents

This year maybe more than ever, we’re looking for ways to connect with family in new, safe ways. We’ve pulled together a list of some great, easy-to-use, and free ways to stay in touch virtually, plus seven ideas for fun and interesting things to do together without being in the same room.
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