1 in 5 Americans Have Been Breached

Identity Theft

1 in 5 Americans Have Been Breached

1 in 5 Americans Have Been Breached

The number of U.S. citizens who have experienced a data breach has increased, according to Pew Research. In fact, 18% of adults have had information stolen via the Internet between 2013 and 2014. Such information could be a Social Security number, credit card or bank account data. In 2013, that number was only 11%. The total… Read More

Should You Trust HR With Your Personal Info?

Identity Theft

Should You Trust HR With Your Personal Info?

Should You Trust HR With Your Personal Info?

Your human resources department plays a vital role in how your company gets things done. It makes sure you are staffed properly, that benefits are administered and many other important obligations are met in a timely manner. Everyone knows the pitfalls of the HR department. If they recruit a bad player, it can hurt morale,… Read More

5 Ways Debt Is Holding You Back

Managing Debt

5 Ways Debt Is Holding You Back

5 Ways Debt Is Holding You Back

Getting out of debt isn’t just about the money you save. The perks of becoming debt-free can be far-reaching, and lead to greater rewards than you imagined. But the downsides can be an even better motivation to get debt-free. Here are some of the ways debt can hold you back. 1. It Keeps You From… Read More

4 Reasons to Refinance

Mortgages

4 Reasons to Refinance

4 Reasons to Refinance

As many people look to buy or sell homes this spring, you may be perfectly happy in your current home. But even if you stay put, you might want to look into whether refinancing makes sense for you. Here are some reasons to refinance. 1. You Want a Lower Interest Rate This is the most… Read More

What to Do With That Pile of Tax Forms

Personal Finance

What to Do With That Pile of Tax Forms

What to Do With That Pile of Tax Forms

The other day I picked up my tax returns from the accountant. Between my personal and corporate returns and the documents supporting them, it was at least 75 pages — probably closer to 100. Then I shredded the entire stack. It wasn’t easy. As a CPA of more than 30 years, I’m genetically predisposed to… Read More

Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Students

Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Returning to school is a big decision that often comes with a big price tag. Before you start school again, whether you are completing an undergraduate degree or going for graduate work, it’s a good idea to evaluate how you can best prepare to get the most out of it. 1. Consider the Investment For… Read More

13 Simple Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

Personal Finance

13 Simple Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

13 Simple Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

Summer is nearly upon us, and you know what that means? It’s vacation time! Well, at least for most of us. In fact, a survey last year by Orbitz revealed that nearly 80% of Americans planned to take a vacation during the summer months. Unfortunately, some destinations are more popular than others and are almost guaranteed to… Read More

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

If you haven’t had time to catch up on the Heartbleed news, we have some info for you. Credit.com Chairman Adam Levin gave a lot of advice to consumers concerned about the impact of Heartbleed, an Internet security vulnerability that affected about two-thirds of websites. Beyond the big news surrounding Heartbleed, Adam and Credit.com’s Director of… Read More

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