How Businesses Can Get Serious About Privacy & Security

Identity Theft

How Businesses Can Get Serious About Privacy & Security

How Businesses Can Get Serious About Privacy & Security

In May 2014, Gregg Steinhafel, Target’s President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, resigned following a 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of 110 million credit and debit card transaction records. Seventy million of those records contained customers’ addresses and telephone numbers – putting those affected at risk of identity theft. Experts have... Read More

The Most Expensive Public Colleges in America

Students

The Most Expensive Public Colleges in America

The Most Expensive Public Colleges in America

Students who attend a four-year, in-state public college pay an average of $11,582 a year, according to new data from the Department of Education. Plenty of students pay a lot more than that, with some paying more than double the average. When considering the cost of college, prospective students and their families need to consider... Read More

5 Mistakes Car Buyers Make

Auto Loans

5 Mistakes Car Buyers Make

5 Mistakes Car Buyers Make

If you need a new set of wheels, the idea of a change (or at least reliable transportation) has undeniable appeal, but figuring out which car you want and can afford, whether to buy new or used, plus whether you’re getting the best deal, can quickly take the fun out of shopping. It’s easy to... Read More

This Kid Got Charged $300K for Pizza

Personal Finance

This Kid Got Charged $300K for Pizza

This Kid Got Charged $300K for Pizza

The world’s most expensive pizza costs $178 and is made of some rare, fine ingredients, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, so it’s fair to say the kid who was billed $300,000 for a Domino’s pie was seriously overcharged. Nathaniel Bolwell, a 19-year-old in the U.K., made a late-night pizza order to Domino’s... Read More

How My Student Loans Ballooned From $8K to $36K

Students

How My Student Loans Ballooned From $8K to $36K

How My Student Loans Ballooned From $8K to $36K

Confusion over student loan payments left an Arizona woman owing nearly five times the amount she took out to finance her education, though she insists she repaid the balances years ago, KTVK-3TV reports. Michelle Hudman took out three loans totaling $8,400 in the 1980s. As she explained to a local reporter, Hudman repaid one loan... Read More

Unemployed & in Search of the American Dream

Personal Finance

Unemployed & in Search of the American Dream

Unemployed & in Search of the American Dream

Shhh….The worst part of the Great Recession wasn’t the housing bubble. Or the loss of retirement savings. No, the dirty little secret about America’s most recent economic calamity is the massive surge of long-term unemployment that has struck the American workforce, and remains a scourge on the nation. Even with the economic recovery well under... Read More

How to Fraud-Proof Your House

Identity Theft

How to Fraud-Proof Your House

How to Fraud-Proof Your House

Summer is here. There will be barbecues. Sand will find its way into the strangest places. Your family, extended family, kids’ friends and friends of friends—even complete strangers—will sail in and out of your home. But that’s OK, because you’ve fraud-proofed your house…right? Identity theft is a truly democratic crime: Anyone can do it, anyone... Read More

Can You Escape Your Debt by Moving Overseas?

Managing Debt

Can You Escape Your Debt by Moving Overseas?

Can You Escape Your Debt by Moving Overseas?

If you’re up to your eyeballs in debt and can’t see a way out, the idea of moving to another country and ditching your debts may be very appealing. Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of “Live and Invest Overseas”, says she’s met many people in that situation over the years. “I meet them in Panama, Ecuador, Belize.... Read More

Feds to Banks: Don’t Discriminate Against Pregnant Women

Mortgages

Feds to Banks: Don’t Discriminate Against Pregnant Women

Feds to Banks: Don’t Discriminate Against Pregnant Women

A California-based mortgage lender will pay $48,000 to settle allegations it denied or delayed mortgages to women because they were on maternity leave, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced July 1. Women’s mortgage applications cannot be denied because they are pregnant or on maternity leave, because such familial status- and sex-based discrimination... Read More

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