5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Bounce Back From

Credit Cards

5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Bounce Back From

5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Bounce Back From

Few credit card users (if any) get through life without making a financial misstep or two when using plastic. Even something that seems like an innocent oversight could seriously damage your credit standing, but in many cases, a single mistake isn’t a big deal. Before you start kicking yourself, find out if there’s a simple… Read More

Ouch! A Data Breach Now Costs $3.8 Million

Identity Theft

Ouch! A Data Breach Now Costs $3.8 Million

Ouch! A Data Breach Now Costs $3.8 Million

From the consumer perspective, finding out your information has been compromised in a data breach is an annoying and costly interruption, but the business side is pretty unpleasant, too. The average data breach now costs the targeted company $3.8 million, or $154 per stolen record containing sensitive information, according to the newest edition of an… Read More

How Much Insurance Do You Really Need?

Personal Finance

How Much Insurance Do You Really Need?

How Much Insurance Do You Really Need?

If you have dependents, you probably need life insurance. However, there are many aspects to buying insurance that can make the purchasing process confusing. Do you need term or whole life insurance? How long a time do you want to be covered? Where should you buy your insurance policy? But before all that, it’s important to figure out… Read More

3 Kinds of Information You Should Never Share on Social Media

Identity Theft

3 Kinds of Information You Should Never Share on Social Media

3 Kinds of Information You Should Never Share on Social Media

The digitalization of information and the popularity of social media may put consumer privacy at risk more now than ever. Some social media users, teenagers especially, may be unaware that the information they share — from their location to their paycheck — could be used for identity theft and fraud. About 92% of teenagers post their real… Read More

IRS Says ID Thieves Stole Info on 100K Taxpayers

Identity Theft

IRS Says ID Thieves Stole Info on 100K Taxpayers

IRS Says ID Thieves Stole Info on 100K Taxpayers

Identity thieves used the IRS’ own systems to steal personal information from about 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Criminals already armed with some data on the taxpayers used the IRS “Get Transcript” website to obtain even more data on their victims, the IRS said. Get Transcript gives taxpayers… Read More

83 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves

Personal Finance

83 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves

83 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves

One of the things that stood out from my Rich Habits Study was how important thinking was to self-made millionaires. I tracked 10 different types of thinking habits these millionaires engaged in frequently, if not daily. From my research, it was so evident that thinking was fundamental to their success that I decided it needed… Read More

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