The 4 Ways You’ll Get Hacked

Identity Theft

The 4 Ways You’ll Get Hacked

The 4 Ways You’ll Get Hacked

Amid all the news that hackers gave gotten their hands on millions of credit card numbers and contact information from at least five retailers – including Target and Neiman Marcus – many of you might be wondering what those thieves could really net from just an email address, home address, phone number or a credit… Read More

Airbnb: How to Open Your Home Without Getting Robbed

Identity Theft

Airbnb: How to Open Your Home Without Getting Robbed

Airbnb: How to Open Your Home Without Getting Robbed

As the warm afterglow of your holiday spending spree morphs into the harsh reality of bloated credit card balances, daunting minimum payments, and depressed credit scores, and the pressure of Valentine’s Day and April 15 creates a burning sensation in the pit of your stomach, you may well find yourself looking around for viable ways… Read More

5 Ways to Save Cash Before the Ball Drops

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Save Cash Before the Ball Drops

5 Ways to Save Cash Before the Ball Drops

The day after Christmas means a lot of different things to a lot of different people – obligatory gift returns, post-Christmas sales, pouring the last of the eggnog in your coffee, an end to holiday music in public spaces and on public airwaves. But it also means that 2014 is knocking on the door –… Read More

In the New Economy, You Are the Product

Identity Theft

In the New Economy, You Are the Product

In the New Economy, You Are the Product

How much would you pay to secure your personal information from data farmers and marketers – and anyone that might be able to hack their servers? $100? $1,000? More? What if I told you that you gave it to them for $5 off your next $100 purchase? Because every time you gave your ZIP code… Read More

Why You Should Get Your Kid an iPad for Christmas

Identity Theft

Why You Should Get Your Kid an iPad for Christmas

Why You Should Get Your Kid an iPad for Christmas

There isn’t a holiday season that goes by that most parents aren’t treated to the seasonal joy of caroling neighbors and cajoling children. There’s always something  your kids want that you don’t want to give them, whether because it’s too expensive, too mature or too hard to find. But this year, you should seriously consider… Read More

4 Ways to Avoid Charity Scams

Identity Theft

4 Ways to Avoid Charity Scams

4 Ways to Avoid Charity Scams

It is virtually impossible to see the devastation in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, or in the Midwest after last weekend’s tornadoes, and not feel a tug on your heart-strings. After all, so many people were left with so little, and it could take so little from you or me to help them get food… Read More

Is the Adobe Hack Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

Identity Theft

Is the Adobe Hack Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

Is the Adobe Hack Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

If you’re one of those folks who believed that “it will never happen to me,” when it comes to identity theft, the hack of Adobe’s internal database isn’t just bad news — it’s scary. It is increasingly inevitable that every business will suffer some kind of data breach — and that each of us will… Read More

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