Credit.com in the News 1.19.14

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 1.19.14

Credit.com in the News 1.19.14

Data breaches have been a recurring theme, particularly in the past month.  This week, Credit.com’s Credit Experts continued to weigh in on the issue via the media. Credit.com Chairman and Co-Founder Adam Levin specializes in identity theft and spoke to several news outlets about the latest developments in the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches.... Read More

House Damaged by the Polar Vortex? Your Homeowners Policy May Help

Personal Finance

House Damaged by the Polar Vortex? Your Homeowners Policy May Help

House Damaged by the Polar Vortex? Your Homeowners Policy May Help

Folks in the Northeast and Midwest are accustomed to serious cold, but the 2014 polar vortex threw even them a curve ball. The vortex dropped temperatures to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of Minnesota and sent a deep chill into the South, where residents are unaccustomed to prolonged cold. Once the worst cold was over,... Read More

Could Your Grandchildren Ruin Your Retirement?

Personal Finance

Could Your Grandchildren Ruin Your Retirement?

Could Your Grandchildren Ruin Your Retirement?

They were your pride and joy when they were younger, and now your grandkids are on the cusp of adulthood, brimming with promise but low on money. Maybe they’ve asked you to help, or maybe you just can’t stand the thought of them having to go without something they (or you) think they need. What’s... Read More

The Real Reason to Start Your Taxes Now

Identity Theft

The Real Reason to Start Your Taxes Now

The Real Reason to Start Your Taxes Now

How would you cope if the tax refund you were counting on, and were counting the days until you received, just never showed up? How freaked out would you be if you found that it was sent to another address instead? How angry would you be if you received a notice a couple weeks after... Read More

What Happens to Your Mortgage After Death?

Mortgages

What Happens to Your Mortgage After Death?

What Happens to Your Mortgage After Death?

Death isn’t on the minds of most homeowners on closing day, naturally, unless it’s a fear of drowning in paperwork. But it’s really never too early to consider what happens to your mortgage should you pass away. The financial obligation of a home loan does linger after death. There’s a host of scenarios regarding the... Read More

Confessions of a Credit Card Thief

Identity Theft

Confessions of a Credit Card Thief

Confessions of a Credit Card Thief

For someone who was committing federal crimes on a daily basis, Dan DeFelippi led a pretty uneventful life in the early 2000s. He’d get up and go to work, much like you do. He liked spending time online, and he would run errands after spending a few hours at the office. He was just a... Read More

4 Security Tips From a Former Fraudster

Identity Theft

4 Security Tips From a Former Fraudster

4 Security Tips From a Former Fraudster

You will get hacked, and here’s why. Personal information is incredibly valuable, but unlike cash and jewels, you can’t keep thieves away by locking it up. Your name, Social Security number, credit card numbers — they’re all tangled up in things you do every day, from using computers and ATMs to paying your bills and... Read More

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