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Adam Levin

Chairman & Co-Founder, Credit.com |  In Identity Theft, Personal Finance

Adam Levin is chairman and co-founder of Credit.com and IDT911. His experience as former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs gives him unique insight into consumer privacy, legislation and financial advocacy. He is a nationally recognized expert on identity theft and credit, and is the author of Swiped: What Identity Thieves Do — And How to Stop Them, a practical, lively book that is essential to surviving the ever-changing world of online security.

10 Dumb Things You Do With Credit Cards

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10 Dumb Things You Do With Credit Cards

10 Dumb Things You Do With Credit Cards

Like it or not, we are a credit card culture. They seem to be everywhere. They are on TV, being promoted by the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Alec Baldwin and “Ogre” from Revenge of the Nerds. The imagery is pervasive, and some places ONLY take credit or debit cards. They are also, obviously, in our… Read More

14 Dangerous Emails That Could Be in Your Inbox

Identity Theft

14 Dangerous Emails That Could Be in Your Inbox

14 Dangerous Emails That Could Be in Your Inbox

It’s ubiquitous — “Dialing-For-Dollars” version 3.0: a gateway to irresistible deals; an antidote to loneliness; a pathway to riches (either earned or not); a vehicle for helping those victimized by man-made or natural disasters; a clarion of sensational news; a conduit for memories; the bearer of less than glad tidings from our bank, our boss… Read More

How to Plan for Any Disaster

Personal Finance

How to Plan for Any Disaster

How to Plan for Any Disaster

Disasters disrupt life in unimaginable ways, making those affected much more vulnerable to secondary disasters — the kind caused by criminals. I’ve been through a number of earthquakes and lost a home to Hurricane Sandy. I know how all-consuming the aftermath can be. Wildfires, tornadoes and other natural disasters seem to be happening more and… Read More

11 Really Dumb Things You Do With Your Email

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11 Really Dumb Things You Do With Your Email

11 Really Dumb Things You Do With Your Email

As political battle lines are drawn over the case of Edward Snowden and the NSA’s sophisticated program of electronic surveillance, it’s easy to forget our simplest and most common vulnerability to spying eyes: email. Just in the past few months, databases at LivingSocial and Evernote were hacked, exposing roughly 100 million email addresses to identity… Read More

The 10 Commandments of Summer Travel

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The 10 Commandments of Summer Travel

The 10 Commandments of Summer Travel

Summer travel often makes us think of the Divine. If the flight is bumpy, we pray to God for a safe return to earth. After a long day at Disneyland, those of us with young children may find ourselves asking the Lord to give us greater capacity to love and understand. If you’re planning to… Read More

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Your Credit

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5 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Your Credit

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Your Credit

“Living debt free” is a nice slogan, and beyond that it’s something we should all aspire to. Unfortunately, some people couple this concept with living credit free. That is a far different story. For most people credit still represents something that happens to us, rather than something we can build, nurture, manage and protect like… Read More

5 Money Talks to Have Before You Get Married

Personal Finance

5 Money Talks to Have Before You Get Married

5 Money Talks to Have Before You Get Married

You finally found your soul mate — someone who is sympathetic, nurturing, loving and caring. You’re ready to tie the knot. But before you say, “I do,” can you honestly say, “We did?” No, I’m not talking about that. I am talking about the talk. Not the one about sex and family but rather the… Read More

5 Ways Student Loans Hurt Middle-Class Kids

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5 Ways Student Loans Hurt Middle-Class Kids

5 Ways Student Loans Hurt Middle-Class Kids

Student loans are supposed to help middle-class kids pay for a college education, but these days they can do more harm than good. It’s high time we did something about that. If you imagine a world where the federal government and private lenders actually partner with students, instead of treating them as a profit center,… Read More

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