Personal Finance in the News 1/26/13

Comments 0 Comments NewsThis week the experts from contributed to a wide range of publications on subjects including tax identity theft, holiday spending hangovers, saving money and going paperless. Check out the hits…’s Co-Founder and Chairman Adam Levin spoke to ABC News about the increasing ties of identity theft to taxes. Fraudulent tax return pop-up shops and people filing with stolen social security numbers are on the rise. Warning signs that you have become a victim of tax ID theft is if your blocked from filing or your refund has been misdirected. In these cases it’s recommended that you contact the IRS.

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Adam also explains the terrible truths behind identity theft to KGO Radio’s Michael Finney. He elaborates on how more susceptible consumer are today to ID theft than anytime before and the best ways to protect against it. He also offers best practices for those already affected by this growing and sometimes very complex crime. Listen here at the 33:25 mark.


Check Your Credit For’s Director of Consumer Education Gerri Detweiler discusses the financial hangover many consumers are feeling after the holidays. She spoke to the Herald-Tribune about how this year is no different and that there may be factors that make it even more difficult. She goes to offer best practices to get control of post holiday credit debt.

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Gerri also spoke to WTOP about all of the benefits with going paperless when it comes to bills. She explains that in addition to being environmentally positive switching to paperless bill will save you money, time and space. It can also save you headaches if you’re not as organized as you liked to be. Gerri suggests getting a good scanner and file everything online. She also advises to be sure to have the best anti-virus software, strong passwords and a back up information system.


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