How I’m Repaying $60K in Credit Card Debt

Managing Debt

How I’m Repaying $60K in Credit Card Debt

How I’m Repaying $60K in Credit Card Debt

Yvette knows she didn’t just wake up one morning hopelessly in debt. She and her husband had good jobs — she is a hospital administrator and he is a property manager — and good incomes. The debt built slowly, over about seven years, and with a series of money decisions like, “we need to book… Read More

Home Depot Investigates Possible Credit Card Breach

Identity Theft

Home Depot Investigates Possible Credit Card Breach

Home Depot Investigates Possible Credit Card Breach

Home Depot Inc. is investigating a potential credit card data theft incident, the store told security researcher Brian Krebs on Monday, according to a post on Krebs’ website. The theft is similar to the massive hack that hit Target stories last year, Krebs reported, and might include thousands of Home Depot locations. In a subsequent… Read More

4 Money Lessons From the Movies

Personal Finance

4 Money Lessons From the Movies

4 Money Lessons From the Movies

Movies can teach us all about different aspects of our life – and can be a great option for a cheap night out. Whether you are watching a comedy, a drama, a thriller or even a children’s movie, you can often learn financial lessons without even trying. And while movies are intended to be entertaining and not… Read More

Could Rental Cats Threaten the Russian Economy?

Mortgages

Could Rental Cats Threaten the Russian Economy?

Could Rental Cats Threaten the Russian Economy?

Given the recent speculation that state-sponsored Russian hackers may be behind recent data breaches at major U.S. financial institutions, in retaliation for U.S. and EU sanctions proposed and imposed against Russia in the wake of the crisis in the Ukraine, we though it appropriate to take a closer look at Russian banking policies. In particular,… Read More

The Quick Guide to Cheap Textbooks

Students

The Quick Guide to Cheap Textbooks

The Quick Guide to Cheap Textbooks

You’re smart enough to get into college; so don’t pay the stupid tax on new textbooks. The simple trick of buying used textbooks could save a regular college student thousands of dollars. The College Board estimates that current freshmen at four-year public schools can expect to pay about $4,800 in total costs for books and… Read More

When a Data Breach Is an Inside Job

Identity Theft

When a Data Breach Is an Inside Job

When a Data Breach Is an Inside Job

While companies can spend millions on their IT security systems to prevent cyberattacks and other common security risks, they may be fighting a losing battle if their worst enemy already has the password and unrestricted access to their systems. While breaches and other security events from external causes are difficult to detect, tracking insider attacks… Read More

What Do Your Credit Card Numbers Mean?

Credit Cards

What Do Your Credit Card Numbers Mean?

What Do Your Credit Card Numbers Mean?

Most Americans carry around some sort of credit or debit card, embossed with a 15- or 16-digit card number on the front. But what exactly do those numbers mean? Are they sequential, random or do they follow some other type of pattern? It turns out that there is meaning behind those numbers. Looking at the first… Read More

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