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  1. Family Fundamentals: Protect yourself from identity fraud (for November 2006)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-protect-yourself-identity-fraud-november-2006

    November 9, 2006 How can I protect myself from identity theft? Many consumers have growing fears about identity theft. But according to the 2006 Identity Fraud Report, released by the Council of Better Business Bureaus and Javelin Strategy and Research, i ...

  2. Family Fundamentals: Parents, work together for sake of children (for Jan. 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-parents-work-together-sake-children-jan-2009

    January 15, 2009 My daughter's father and I have never been married, but he's always been somewhat involved in her upbringing. We don't get along, though, and sometimes I wish he would just stay away. How can I get him to be more cooperativ ...

  3. Family Fundamentals: Parents: Strengthen family by changing your focus (for April 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-parents-strengthen-family-changing-your-focus-april-2010-0

    April 16, 2010 Our son has never been a great student, but the stakes are higher now that he's in high school, and we can't get him to understand that. Nothing we've tried has worked-- he just doesn't care about getting good grades. Wh ...

  4. Family Fundamentals: Look for early warning signs of autism disorders (for April 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-look-early-warning-signs-autism-disorders-april-2007-0

    April 17, 2007 We know several families with children who have autism, Asperger syndrome, or a similar disorder. How common is this? Are there early signs to watch for? Autism and other disorders on the autism spectrum are more common than many people thi ...

  5. Family Fundamentals: Know your facts when considering reverse mortgages (for September 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-know-your-facts-when-considering-reverse-mortgages-september-2010

    September 16, 2010 My husband and I are in our 70s. We own our home outright and have a lot of equity built up. But because of some rising expenses, we're thinking of getting a reverse mortgage. What are the pros and cons that we should be aware of? ...

  6. Family Fundamentals: Know your rights when bill collectors start calling (for September 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-know-your-rights-when-bill-collectors-start-calling-september-200-0

    September 11, 2009 We're behind on a few bills and are getting calls from bill collectors. What's the best way to handle them? The best thing you can do is to know your rights. Part of the collector's job is to suggest ways for you to pay t ...

  7. Family Fundamentals: Your credit score can have profound effect (for November 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-your-credit-score-can-have-profound-effect-november-2010

    November 16, 2010 I recently got a free copy of my credit report. Everything appears to be in order, but I was surprised that the report didn't include my credit score. Is it important that I know my score? If so, how can I obtain it? First, good for ...

  8. Family Fundamentals: Know how new credit card rules might affect you (for March 2010)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-know-how-new-credit-card-rules-might-affect-you-march-2010

    March 16, 2010 I know there are new rules for credit cards, but I'm not sure of the details. Is there anything in particular I should pay attention to? The new rules, most of which took effect in February, are the result of the Credit Card Accountabi ...

  9. Family Fundamentals: Keep your saving plan on track by joining programs (for August 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-keep-your-saving-plan-track-joining-programs-august-2008-0

    August 14, 2008 We're trying to put a little money away from each paycheck, but there always seems to be another expense, the tiny amount of interest we earn isn't very much incentive. Any tips to help us stay on track? You're just the type ...

  10. Family Fundamentals: Increasing emotional intelligence takes practice (for September 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/family-fundamentals-increasing-emotional-intelligence-takes-practice-september-2007-0

    September 17, 2007 My son is smart, but his grades are falling because he doesn't do his homework. He's in the sixth grade. Is this a phase? What can we do? It might be a phase, but it's one that deserves attention. Instead of focusing sole ...

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