The Scary Way a Friend Request Can Lead to Identity Theft

Identity Theft

The Scary Way a Friend Request Can Lead to Identity Theft

The Scary Way a Friend Request Can Lead to Identity Theft

As millions of users log into Facebook every day and send requests to join others’ social media networks, there are some friends that will quickly turn out to be enemies. A growing trend among cybercriminals is called farcing – or when strangers send friend requests on social media to steal information for fraud or identity theft. Cybercriminals… Read More

4 Mortgage Programs You Should Know About

Mortgages

4 Mortgage Programs You Should Know About

4 Mortgage Programs You Should Know About

When looking to buy or refinance a home, there are several specialized types of loans to consider. Since you may not qualify for every type of mortgage, it is important to calculate how much mortgage you can afford and investigate the options available for your specific situation. It’s a good idea to compare rates from… Read More

What 5 Summer Movies Taught Me About Money

Personal Finance

What 5 Summer Movies Taught Me About Money

What 5 Summer Movies Taught Me About Money

Warning: Spoilers below. 1. Guardians of the Galaxy In the future, money will be called “units” and will be instantly transferable from one person to another, I guess by telepathy or or telepathic Internet or something. Everyone will be obsessed with getting as many units as possible even though there’s no reason to buy anything…. Read More

Can Fitness Trackers Threaten Your Privacy?

Identity Theft

Can Fitness Trackers Threaten Your Privacy?

Can Fitness Trackers Threaten Your Privacy?

As more Americans become conscious about their health and strive to achieve fitness goals, they may choose to buy wearable activity monitors that collect information about their heart rate, steps taken and more. While many consumers consider these devices to be handy for tracking their achievements, others are concerned about lack of privacy protection. Since activity… Read More

The $2,400 Debt That Wouldn’t Die

Managing Debt

The $2,400 Debt That Wouldn’t Die

The $2,400 Debt That Wouldn’t Die

Eduardo Austin spent the summer of 2010 watching hundreds of dollars get sucked out of his paycheck every payday by the clerk’s office of the State Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Back in 2004, Discover card had won a $2,401 judgment against him for unpaid credit card bills. The money finally started coming out of… Read More

The Most Dependable Cars

Auto Loans

The Most Dependable Cars

The Most Dependable Cars

Paying for maintenance is inevitable for car owners, but future trips to the auto repair shop aren’t often top-of-mind for consumers browsing the dealership lots. Ideally, shoppers have done research on and have some experience with manufacturers and models to help inform a vehicle-purchase decision, but it’s difficult to predict how reliable a car will… Read More

My First Credit Card: Experts Share Their Stories

Credit Cards

My First Credit Card: Experts Share Their Stories

My First Credit Card: Experts Share Their Stories

There are a handful of people, like myself, who spend all day thinking about credit cards. We read the latest news, interview the leaders of the industry, and help teach others how best to use these ubiquitous financial tools. But we weren’t born as credit card experts, and we all started at some point in… Read More

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