What Hackers Want More Than Your Credit Card Number

Identity Theft

What Hackers Want More Than Your Credit Card Number

What Hackers Want More Than Your Credit Card Number

Account takeover fraud — which occurs when a cybercriminal gains unauthorized access to an online account — is growing rapidly, a new analysis by a major Canadian cybersecurity company shows. Vancouver, British Columbia-based NuData Security, which predicts and prevents online fraud, analyzed more than 15.7 million login interactions from May through June and identified 882,340… Read More

How I Repaired My Own Credit

Credit Score

How I Repaired My Own Credit

How I Repaired My Own Credit

George M. knew his credit was bad. But how bad? He wasn’t sure. But in June 2014 he decided to find out, so he ordered his free annual credit reports and requested his free credit scores (available online as part of Credit.com’s free credit report summary, and elsewhere). As he expected, it wasn’t good. Child support, a… Read More

How to Pick the Right Mortgage Lender

Mortgages

How to Pick the Right Mortgage Lender

How to Pick the Right Mortgage Lender

Buying a home is probably the biggest financial purchase you will make in your lifetime — one you will be paying off for years to come. When you are calculating the details of your mortgage, or refinance, picking a lender can be one of the most complicated (but important) decisions in the process. Today, there are… Read More

12 Ways to Slice Your Next Restaurant Bill

Personal Finance

12 Ways to Slice Your Next Restaurant Bill

12 Ways to Slice Your Next Restaurant Bill

Earlier this year, Americans started spending more money eating out than they spend on groceries. It was the first time that has happened since the U.S. Department of Commerce started collecting such data. By this summer, the price of a restaurant meal had jumped 3% compared with one year prior. But rising restaurant costs don’t mean you… Read More

How to Make Sure Your Dream Home Is a Good Investment Too

Mortgages

How to Make Sure Your Dream Home Is a Good Investment Too

How to Make Sure Your Dream Home Is a Good Investment Too

You’ve probably heard real estate can be safer than the stock market, while still yielding decent returns. This can be true, but adding real estate to your portfolio is very different from investing in stocks, bonds and certificates of deposit. Finding success in the housing market often requires being able to find good deals and ripe… Read More

5 Ways to Find Deals at the Farmers Market

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Find Deals at the Farmers Market

5 Ways to Find Deals at the Farmers Market

Do you like fresh food? Of course. Do you want to get outside and meet some local people when the weather’s nice? I know I do. From May through November, farmers markets pop up in cities and towns across America. Farmers and artisans gather to sell everything they have to offer to eager members of… Read More

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