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March 14, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Tips to Increase Your Credit Score

Learn practical tips on how to get a credit score of 800 and above. Learn more at!

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January 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Woman in Surveillance Photo for Using Stolen Credit Card

Montgomery County police have released a surveillance photo of a woman wanted in connection with buying more than $8,000 worth of merchandise with another person’s credit card. Silver Spring police district detectives hope the police can identify her. The card was taken from a woman while she was exercising at the Fitness Evolution gym at […]

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July 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Ask Help in Identifying Woman Who Used Credit Cards

Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in identifying a woman in a surveillance video that police say show her using a stolen credit card. About noon June 5, a woman was dining at La Madeleine Country French Café restaurant at 7607 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda when her wallet was stolen from her […]

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April 5, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

8 Financial Tips To Help Manage The Death Of A Loved One

Recently, I lost a friend to a sudden heart attack. The surviving family was face-to-face with an unplanned, difficult reality. We all know that any day can be our last, but few people make a plan for handling the financial decisions the surviving spouse or family will need to make. Avoiding the discussion around death […]

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November 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Delivers Top 10 List This Holiday Season (VIDEO)

At a news conference about holiday safety in Clarksburg, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger delivered his top ten list for staying safe during the holiday season. His message was directed at residents who are walking, driving and shopping at this busy time of year. You can watch Manger count down his top ten list, […]

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June 9, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Five Financial Concepts Your Teens Should Understand Before High School Graduation

With graduation around the corner, high school seniors and their parents are focused on graduation requirements and what will be needed to start their college education off to a great start. But what about their personal finance education requirements? Are financial skills included in a student’s formal education? Not usually. In fact, I am astonished […]

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert: Online Shopping (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection has released a new Consumer Alert video about online shopping. Take a look:

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November 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Consumer Alert: New Credit Cards With Chips (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP)  investigates and solves consumer complaints. In this consumer alert, OCP Investigator Joy Matthews provides information on the new credit cards that contain chips and must be dipped, not swiped. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Contact Montgomery County Office of […]

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November 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Smart Parking Meters Coming to Silver Spring

Beginning the week of November 2, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Parking Management Division is scheduled to begin replacing more than 1,100 on-street parking meters in Silver Spring with new “smart” parking meter heads that expand payment options. The smart meters accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards in addition to […]

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September 17, 2014 | Krista Brick

Legal Fees for School Board Credit Card Review to Total $140,000

Montgomery County taxpayers will likely spend about $140,000 in legal fees for the the review of what the county’s school board members put on their county-issued credit cards. The school board recently was presented a June legal fees reported that shows $112,000 was spent in that month on the credit card issue. MCPS Spokesman Dana Tofig […]

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