How Much Does Your Insurance Company Know About You?

Credit Score

How Much Does Your Insurance Company Know About You?

How Much Does Your Insurance Company Know About You?

If you’ve applied for homeowner or car insurance lately, you probably learned quite quickly that actually applying for insurance involves answering a lot of questions about yourself. But lest you are tempted to fudge facts and try to hide driving infractions or previous homeowner claims, you may want to be aware that your insurance company… Read More

5 Budget ‘Serial Killers’

Personal Finance

5 Budget ‘Serial Killers’

5 Budget ‘Serial Killers’

You went over your monthly budget — again. Now you’re looking at bills and bank accounts, figuring out how to shuffle money around so you can pay everything and avoid this awful feeling next month. Good luck with that. Everyone has different financial priorities, but no matter who you are, there are some expenses that… Read More

Are the New, ‘Safer’ Credit Cards Already Vulnerable?

Credit Cards

Are the New, ‘Safer’ Credit Cards Already Vulnerable?

Are the New, ‘Safer’ Credit Cards Already Vulnerable?

A recent Gallup survey found that 69% of Americans worry “frequently” or “occasionally” about having a credit card compromised by computer hackers. It’s not shocking. Consumers are becoming more educated on the topic, and financial institutions are beginning to do more to combat fraud, including introducing new types of credit cards. One example of the… Read More

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

Working More Hours Won’t Get You a Raise, Study Finds

Personal Finance

Working More Hours Won’t Get You a Raise, Study Finds

Working More Hours Won’t Get You a Raise, Study Finds

Work martyrs, here’s even more bad news. You’re not getting ahead by putting in those night and weekend hours. In fact, according to a new study, you’re falling behind. The U.S. Travel Association recently surveyed American workers and found that vacation-taking is at a four-decade low. That’s bad enough. But this nugget tucked inside the… Read More

How Buying a Home Can Come Back to Haunt You

Mortgages

How Buying a Home Can Come Back to Haunt You

How Buying a Home Can Come Back to Haunt You

If you think your pricey Halloween costume is going to set you back, just wait until you see how many costs come with buying a home. Buying a property is likely the largest financial decision you will make in your life and it’s important to do so thoughtfully. From how much house you can afford to which… Read More

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