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

3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit

Identity Theft

3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit

3 Spooks That Can Haunt Your Credit

As Halloween rolls around, it’s time to tackle your financial fears. For many Americans, pulling your credit reports (you can get free credit reports once a year) and checking your credit scores can be a terrifying idea. If you haven’t checked your credit in a while, you don’t know what you could find on there and… Read More

Government Shames Doctors Who Haven’t Paid Their Student Loans

Students

Government Shames Doctors Who Haven’t Paid Their Student Loans

Government Shames Doctors Who Haven’t Paid Their Student Loans

Nothing good comes of defaulting on your student loans, but people who don’t repay Health Education Assistance Loans get special treatment: public humiliation. The Department of Education released its latest edition of the deadbeat doctors, a 25-page list of defaulted borrowers, the city they live in, their discipline (medical doctor, dentist, podiatrist, etc.) and their… Read More

The Millennial Debt Sentence: Will They Ever Escape?

Managing Debt

The Millennial Debt Sentence: Will They Ever Escape?

The Millennial Debt Sentence: Will They Ever Escape?

What’s it like to be young these days? Well, it certainly isn’t care-free. Instead of enjoying their youth, millennials are losing sleep over their high debt levels, bad job prospects, low incomes and dim futures. A perfect storm of rising tuition costs, and youth unemployment and underemployment, has meant many millennials are saddled with unwieldy… Read More

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