About to Buy a Smart Home or Install Smart Technology in Your Current Home?
Whether you are considering installing a few devices or upgrading your entire home, you should consider the following pros and cons.
Beware of Phishing Phone Calls
The phone phishers have some new tricks that are making it harder to detect the scams. What these scams have in common ...
How to Get Ripped Off When You Shop!
You are, and will continue to be, surrounded by nearly invisible, never-ending and sophisticated attacks on your wallet. It's up to you to be the gatekeeper of your money to stop this.
The Holiday Shopping Season Has Begun! Plan Ahead with These Tips
The holiday shopping season is here. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer just one day. Many retailers, online and off, offer deals for several weeks leading up to Thanksgiving weekend and continue well into December.
How Long Should You Keep Your Tax Records?
Once you file your income tax, you aren't quite done. You need to finalize your records. This report looks at the records you need to keep and how long you should keep them.
Help Protect Your Identity with a Free Credit Report Freeze
Consumers no longer have to pay to use an important tool to help protect their identity. As of September 21, 2018, freezing your credit report at the three major credit reporting agencies is now free.
Have You Given Your Data a Checkup Recently?
Many people don't think about their important data until something happens to it. Here are some tips to help you protect that data.
What You Need to Know About the Facebook Breach
While this breach didn't expose financial data, it did expose personal data.
Watch Out for These Twists on Phishing
Phishing will continue to get harder to detect. Take steps now to reduce your chances of getting caught.
Should You Get Your Kids a Debit Card?
In properly equipping your children for the minefield of financial decisions in front of them, I'm sure you introduced a piggy bank, a savings jar, and the like. But have you considered a teen debit card?
Your Smartphone. Attacked.
Fraudsters who used to focus on attacking your PC are now a lot more interested in smartphones since they are the most-used web device for a majority of people.
Need a Crash Course in Online Safety?
Are you on your computer, smartphone or tablet all the time? If so, chances are you can really benefit from this crash course in upping your online "self-defense" skills.
What Is the UltraFICO Credit Score and What Will It Mean to You?
The recently announced UltraFICO credit scoring system will look at how you manage the cash in your checking, savings, and money market accounts.
How Often Do You Review Your Insurance Coverage?
Life changes, such as marriage, divorce, a new addition to the family, buying a home, a child going off to college, a job change, or retirement, can impact your insurance needs.
Begin the New Year with These Tips
Taking these simple steps to maximize your financial resources and protect your financial safety and personal privacy can give you a solid start to 2019.
Beware of Flood Damaged Vehicles When Purchasing Used
Hurricane Florence caused a lot of flooding. Flooding has also occurred in the Northeast and other areas this year due to torrential rains. Flooding damages large numbers of vehicles every year.
About the Marriott-owned Starwood Hotels Breach
On November 30th, Marriott International announced that the Starwood reservation system had been breached and the personal information of up to 500 million guests had been stolen.
How to Arm Yourself Against Scams
One of the things I hate most in the world is losing money. Wait, you know what I hate even worse? Losing money because of a bad decision or negative influence.
Become a "FoolProof Skeptic", and Do It Right.
Be a FoolProof Skeptic, and the money you have will go further. You'll respect yourself more. And even your overall health and wellness may improve.
Is Your Data Safer One Year After the Equifax Breach?
The stolen information can be used for existing account fraud, new account fraud, tax refund fraud, social security benefits fraud, health care/medical fraud, phishing scams and other fraudulent activities.