3 Kinds of Information You Should Never Share on Social Media

Identity Theft

3 Kinds of Information You Should Never Share on Social Media

3 Kinds of Information You Should Never Share on Social Media

The digitalization of information and the popularity of social media may put consumer privacy at risk more now than ever. Some social media users, teenagers especially, may be unaware that the information they share — from their location to their paycheck — could be used for identity theft and fraud. About 92% of teenagers post their real… Read More

IRS Says ID Thieves Stole Info on 100K Taxpayers

Identity Theft

IRS Says ID Thieves Stole Info on 100K Taxpayers

IRS Says ID Thieves Stole Info on 100K Taxpayers

Identity thieves used the IRS’ own systems to steal personal information from about 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Criminals already armed with some data on the taxpayers used the IRS “Get Transcript” website to obtain even more data on their victims, the IRS said. Get Transcript gives taxpayers… Read More

83 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves

Personal Finance

83 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves

83 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves

One of the things that stood out from my Rich Habits Study was how important thinking was to self-made millionaires. I tracked 10 different types of thinking habits these millionaires engaged in frequently, if not daily. From my research, it was so evident that thinking was fundamental to their success that I decided it needed… Read More

Are Debt Collectors Sending You Texts? Here’s What You Need to Know

Managing Debt

Are Debt Collectors Sending You Texts? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are Debt Collectors Sending You Texts? Here’s What You Need to Know

Debt collectors reportedly have a new strategy to get consumers’ attention: text messages. “YOUR PAYMENT DECLINED WITH CARD ****-****-****-5463 . . . CALL 866.256.2117 IMMEDIATELY,” reads one such text, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The agency has temporarily halted three debt collection operations that allegedly misused texts and is attempting to permanently ban the activity… Read More

5 Little ID Theft Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Identity Theft

5 Little ID Theft Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

5 Little ID Theft Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

While you secure your identity by password-protecting your accounts and only giving your information to organizations that need it, there are still ways that identity thieves can steal your personal data. Not only can you go long periods without noticing you’ve been a victim, criminals could ring up excess charges that could damage your credit for years…. Read More

Help! Workers’ Compensation Wrecked My Credit

Credit Score

Help! Workers’ Compensation Wrecked My Credit

Help! Workers’ Compensation Wrecked My Credit

A reader, “Anngie,” recently contacted us to ask what she could do about credit damage from a bill that should have been paid by workers’ compensation. Here’s what she told us: “A workmans comp claim not paid from 2012 is on my credit report. I am working with all parties to resolve…but how do I… Read More

How to Graduate From a Secured Credit Card

Credit Cards

How to Graduate From a Secured Credit Card

How to Graduate From a Secured Credit Card

When you have bad credit, it can feel like no one will give you a loan, even though you can’t rebuild your credit history without one. Secured credit cards can offer a way out of this conundrum because issuers typically approve nearly all applicants for these kind of cards, regardless of credit history. But in order to open… Read More

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