Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Hacked

Identity Theft

Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Hacked

Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Hacked

Las Vegas casinos are renowned for their stringent physical security. Security cameras and bouncers don’t necessarily discourage cyberattacks, however, and a major Vegas property disclosed this weekend that hackers had spent the past seven months stealing credit card data from its systems. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas sent letters to an undisclosed… Read More

What Was the First Social Security Number?

Identity Theft

What Was the First Social Security Number?

What Was the First Social Security Number?

On Dec. 1, 1936, newspapers across the United States ran stories about John David Sweeney, Jr., the first person to receive a Social Security number. Ironically, Sweeney died before he received any Social Security benefits, according to the Social Security Administration‘s history website. Sweeney was the face and name the media got to put on… Read More

A Debt Collector Contacted You — Now What?

Managing Debt

A Debt Collector Contacted You — Now What?

A Debt Collector Contacted You — Now What?

Every day, hundreds of thousands of consumers are contacted by debt collectors regarding delinquent debts. As a debt collector myself, I can tell you that getting a debt collection call is not on anyone’s list of favorite things and never will be. In fact, it probably ranks dead last. Unfortunately, avoiding a debt collector isn’t… Read More

4 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes

Credit Cards

4 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes

4 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes

Opening a credit card with a 0% financing offer or low fees when you transfer the balance from a different card can help you save money when working to pay down credit card debt, particularly if you have a lot of it. Getting a balance transfer card and using it wisely requires careful thought, and… Read More

Can I Get a Credit Card If I Don’t Have a Job?

Personal Finance

Can I Get a Credit Card If I Don’t Have a Job?

Can I Get a Credit Card If I Don’t Have a Job?

While the overall job market has improved over the past few years since the Great Recession, not everyone has been able to return to the workforce. At the same time, others are without employment because they are in school, transitioning to a new career, are stay-at-home parents, or have simply retired. In these situations, is it still… Read More

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