Why Apple Users May Be Seeing More Scammy Emails

Identity Theft

Why Apple Users May Be Seeing More Scammy Emails

Why Apple Users May Be Seeing More Scammy Emails

If you use an Apple device and have noticed an increase in suspicious emails, you’re not imagining things. A report from cybersecurity company CYREN says Apple users have increasingly become scam targets, noting a 246% increase in phishing sites aimed at Apple users from first quarter 2014 to third quarter 2014. Phishing includes emails, social… Read More

3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit

Identity Theft

3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit

3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit

As Halloween rolls around, it’s time to tackle your financial fears. For many Americans, pulling your credit reports (you can get free credit reports once a year) and checking your credit scores can be a terrifying idea. If you haven’t checked your credit in a while, you don’t know what you could find on there and… Read More

Government Shames Doctors Who Haven’t Paid Their Student Loans

Students

Government Shames Doctors Who Haven’t Paid Their Student Loans

Government Shames Doctors Who Haven’t Paid Their Student Loans

Nothing good comes of defaulting on your student loans, but people who don’t repay Health Education Assistance Loans get special treatment: public humiliation. The Department of Education released its latest edition of the deadbeat doctors, a 25-page list of defaulted borrowers, the city they live in, their discipline (medical doctor, dentist, podiatrist, etc.) and their… Read More

The Millennial Debt Sentence: Will They Ever Escape?

Managing Debt

The Millennial Debt Sentence: Will They Ever Escape?

The Millennial Debt Sentence: Will They Ever Escape?

What’s it like to be young these days? Well, it certainly isn’t care-free. Instead of enjoying their youth, millennials are losing sleep over their high debt levels, bad job prospects, low incomes and dim futures. A perfect storm of rising tuition costs, and youth unemployment and underemployment, has meant many millennials are saddled with unwieldy… Read More

5 Ways to Avoid ATM Fees

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Avoid ATM Fees

5 Ways to Avoid ATM Fees

Imagine if each time you wanted to take a $20 bill out of your wallet, you had to put a $5 bill through a paper shredder. That’s essentially what you’re doing when you pay ATM fees — you’re paying to access your own money, and it can add up to a lot of waste. People… Read More

When Refinancing Your Student Loans Can Backfire

Students

When Refinancing Your Student Loans Can Backfire

When Refinancing Your Student Loans Can Backfire

If you’re looking for a way to make your student loan payments more affordable, chances are you’ve looked into or heard of student loan refinancing options. Borrowers with federal student loans can refinance by taking out a Direct Consolidation Loan, or they can take advantage of some non-federal refinancing out there. Keep in mind that… Read More

Can You Still Refinance Your Mortgage?

Mortgages

Can You Still Refinance Your Mortgage?

Can You Still Refinance Your Mortgage?

Two weeks ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate hit a 2014 low at 3.97%, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage rates survey. But late last week, the average rate had dropped to 3.92%. We’re seeing mortgage rates at historic lows, even after experts projected rates to rise significantly in 2014, and homeowners have taken notice. “Homeowners… Read More

America’s Biggest Financial Fears

Personal Finance

America’s Biggest Financial Fears

America’s Biggest Financial Fears

Bats and spiders may give us the willies, but do you know what kind of worries have staying power — and will last much longer than the hauls of candy little goblins and ghosts hope to bring home on Halloween? The boogeyman most of us fear is money, according to the latest Country Financial Security Index. And… Read More

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