Are Your Employees Putting Your Company at Risk?

Identity Theft

Are Your Employees Putting Your Company at Risk?

Are Your Employees Putting Your Company at Risk?

Hackers may dominate conversations about data security, but many data breaches have more humble beginnings: A laptop is stolen at an airport; sensitive information is emailed to the wrong address; a retired employee has network access because IT wasn’t notified. These garden-variety risks can become your company’s greatest points of exposure. But employees don’t need… Read More

6 Credit Card Tips for the Unemployed

Credit Cards

6 Credit Card Tips for the Unemployed

6 Credit Card Tips for the Unemployed

So you recently lost your job? Becoming unemployed is scary, to say the least. You’re not sure when you’ll find employment, and you may not receive unemployment insurance payments for weeks — or even months — after you first apply. It’s easy to mishandle your credit cards during this stormy season. You may be tempted to keep… Read More

What Is My Real Credit Score?

Credit Score

What Is My Real Credit Score?

What Is My Real Credit Score?

If you care about your credit, then you know your credit score can have a huge impact on what you pay in interest for credit cards, mortgages, personal loans and more. Beyond that, a credit score will likely determine whether or not you qualify for a loan to begin with. It’s no wonder that more… Read More

Cold Weather Stopped Everything But Student Loans

Students

Cold Weather Stopped Everything But Student Loans

Cold Weather Stopped Everything But Student Loans

It just keeps growing. Federal student loans drove outstanding consumer debt in January and February, as semesters started and tuition payments came due for millions of students across the country. Total student debt isn’t reported monthly, but the Federal Reserve puts nonrevolving debt (the kind where your balance goes down as you repay it, such… Read More

1 in 3 Mobile Phone Users Bank, Despite Security Concerns

Identity Theft

1 in 3 Mobile Phone Users Bank, Despite Security Concerns

1 in 3 Mobile Phone Users Bank, Despite Security Concerns

People are increasingly shifting financial activity to their mobile phones, whether it’s shopping, using budgeting apps or managing bank accounts. But the increased popularity of mobile banking hasn’t assuaged concerns about security, especially in this age of frequent data breaches. The vast majority (87%) of adults in the U.S. have cellphones, and 33% of them… Read More

Why Your Credit Card Gets Declined

Credit Cards

Why Your Credit Card Gets Declined

Why Your Credit Card Gets Declined

It’s an embarrassing moment that you’ve likely experienced or at least feared: You’re standing at the cash register with a long line of people waiting behind you when the cashier announces that your credit card has been declined. Getting declined can be a signal that you are in real financial trouble – something that many people… Read More

College Costs Got You Down? You Have Options

Students

College Costs Got You Down? You Have Options

College Costs Got You Down? You Have Options

At a crucial time when students must make decisions regarding which college to attend, many are forced to face the financial reality of their educational goals. In many cases, students are forced to lower their expectations or choose career paths that they hadn’t intended because of limited funds to pursue a college education. A 2013… Read More

How Should You Pay Your Taxes?

Personal Finance

How Should You Pay Your Taxes?

How Should You Pay Your Taxes?

So you haven’t done your taxes yet — yeah, you and several million other Americans. It’s not a huge deal, but now that it’s April, let’s talk about your options for paying the bill. Of course, you’d rather not be on the paying end this year, but just in case you don’t get a refund… Read More

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