Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

Identity Theft

Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

Holiday Parties: A Dream Gift for Identity Thieves

To the millions of Americans who have already attended a few holiday parties this year: Check your credit and debit card statements. Why? Because holiday parties are a thief’s playground. When you go to someone’s home for a festive gathering, you probably leave your coat and other belongings (like your purse or wallet) somewhere you… Read More

Park-n-Fly Confirms Some Customer Credit Cards Compromised

Identity Theft

Park-n-Fly Confirms Some Customer Credit Cards Compromised

Park-n-Fly Confirms Some Customer Credit Cards Compromised

Park-n-Fly, an Atlanta-based company that allows travelers to reserve airport parking spots, experienced a malware attack on its website that seems to have compromised customer payment information. Michael Deaderick, Park-n-Fly’s chief financial officer, told Credit.com the company hired two security firms to investigate the issue, during which they found and removed trojans from Park-n-Fly’s website. Deaderick… Read More

9 Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

Personal Finance

9 Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

9 Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

My parents are a couple that anyone can look up to financially — not because they drive fancy cars or have a home in Boca (spoiler: they don’t) but because they are resourceful and forward-looking with the money they earn. I’ve always known that financial responsibility is important to my parents, especially my mom. I… Read More

5 Tips for Writing Your Will

Personal Finance

5 Tips for Writing Your Will

5 Tips for Writing Your Will

No one likes to think about his or her own death, but you can’t afford not to. In addition to thinking about life insurance, there’s also the matter of creating a will. It’s a good idea to be educated and prepared on end-of-life financial requirements so any money, possessions or debts you leave behind are distributed… Read More

CFPB Sues Texas Company for Issuing ‘Sham’ Credit Card

Credit Cards

CFPB Sues Texas Company for Issuing ‘Sham’ Credit Card

CFPB Sues Texas Company for Issuing ‘Sham’ Credit Card

A Texas firm accused of selling consumers a buying club card disguised as a general-purpose credit card was sued Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The card, offered by Union Workers Credit Services cost $37 for snail-mail applicants and $95 online, the CFPB said. While thousands of consumers signed up for the card, most… Read More

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