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Check Your Receipts to Protect Yourself from Potential Debit Card Scams

How many times do you simply take a receipt shove it in your pocket and then eventually throw it right in the garbage? That receipt is a ledger that tells you how much you paid for the items you ACTUALLY bought. When using your debit card, you want to make sure you pay close attention to this sales ledger. You may be the victim of a scam.

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How to Tell if Your Money is Real or Counterfeit [VIDEO]

Money changes hands all the time. This makes the crime of counterfeiting bills hard to stop or detect. So how do you know if the money you have in your wallet is real or fake? There are many advanced security features on currency to help prevent and identify fake bills.

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Colgate University Among Top 25 Most Expensive Private Colleges in America

We have some truly beautiful college campuses right here in Central New York. We also have some pretty pricy schools as well. Colgate University in Hamilton, NY was one of seven private New York colleges named to the list of The Top 25 Most Expensive in the Country.

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Time Is Running Out to Claim Your Refund from Verizon or Sprint Wireless

If you are one of many Verizon or Sprint customers that was overcharged due to a third-party text messaging service, the deadline is running out for you to claim your share in the $158 Million settlement from mobile "cramming."

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Four Country Stars on Forbes List of Richest Musicians in the World

There is no doubt that Forbes Magazine is an expert when it comes to wealth, especially celebrity wealth. They recently released their list of the Top 30 Highest Paid Musicians and four Country Music stars made the list, one of which made the Top 10.

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Cornell Wants Your Opinion On Farming Technology – AG Matters

You can have an impact on future farming technologies and state farming legislation in a survey being conducted through Cornell Cooperative Extension. New York State is funding the survey to better understand how today's technology is being used on the farm.

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Starting Tractors In Cold Weather – AG Matters

Getting tractors to start during CNY winters can be challenging.  And using an engine block heater can cost more money that you think. Mary Wrege from Cornell Cooperative Extension suggests using a timer to increase efficiency and save dollars.

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Utica College Student Needs Your Help to Get Free Tuition

Jenna Hughes is from Brookfield, NY and she is a student at Utica College. Her main goal in life is to bring joy and success to lives of children. She thought that meant becoming a teacher, but realized the teaching field was not too welcoming. Now, her hope is to become an Occupational Therapist. As you can imagine, tuition costs are pretty high, but she has the chance to get it paid for, with your help!

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Finding The Right Lawyer For Estate Planning – AG Matters

From a personal experience, finding the right Lawyer/Financial Advisor is a key to Estate Planning.  It's not cheap, but there's lot to consider.  The house, the farm land and naming an executor if there's children.  Cornell Cooperative Extension has some tips on making those decisions.

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Estate Planning Can Save Your Farm – AG Matters

It's something that no one wants to talk about, but if keeping your operation in the family is a priority, it's a must. Estate planning can prevent the farm from ending up in the someone else's hands. Cornell Cooperative Extension has some tips on making the process less of a burden.

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Tax Scam Targeting Central New Yorkers

It seems like every month there is a new scam targeting people over the phone. This latest scam involves criminals using the false identity of an IRS agent or tax collector to scare people into paying a nonexistent tax debt. 

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The Ten Dollar Bill is Getting a New Face

For the longest time now, many people have worked to get a woman's face put onto U.S. currency. By the year 2020, that thought will become reality. Although some say Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill would get replaced, it's actually Alexander Hamilton upon the $10 bill that's getting the boot.

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