Apple’s Secret Tracking Prompts Outrage, Lawsuit

Identity Theft

Apple’s Secret Tracking Prompts Outrage, Lawsuit

Apple’s Secret Tracking Prompts Outrage, Lawsuit

If you have a new iPhone or iPad, Apple is tracking you all the time, everywhere you go. As  first reported by Gizmodo.com, the iPhone and iPad secretly record their location automatically. The data is stored on the devices, and is easily accessed by anyone who finds it. The news has created an uproar in… Read More

Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report

Credit Score

Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report

Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report

Taking the time to periodically get a copy of your credit report to ensure all the information being reported on you is accurate, can make the process of applying for credit in the future that much easier.  What happens if you find errors on your credit report?  How should you go about getting them resolved… Read More

The Best Cities for Young Professionals

Personal Finance

The Best Cities for Young Professionals

The Best Cities for Young Professionals

The unemployment rate for recent grads could easily double the rate that the country faces overall. But your chances of landing a good job and thriving after college can be greater if you look in the right places.

Las Vegas Foreclosure Mess Ends in Bitter Duel

Mortgages

Las Vegas Foreclosure Mess Ends in Bitter Duel

Las Vegas Foreclosure Mess Ends in Bitter Duel

What happens when a city’s entire real estate market collapses, leaving only vultures behind? A big, nasty fight ensues for the scraps. Las Vegas, synonymous with gambling and vice, now has a new reputation: it’s the city where the housing bubble burst most spectacularly. One in 28 homes in Las Vegas were foreclosed upon in… Read More

Young Adults Increasingly Concerned Over Finances

Managing Debt

Young Adults Increasingly Concerned Over Finances

Young Adults Increasingly Concerned Over Finances

Consumers in their 20s and early 30s are now deeply in debt as a result of mismanagement of their credit card accounts, sky-high student loans and other financial hardships, according to a report from the Arizona Republic. The tough job market, which has made it difficult for many recent college graduates to find a job… Read More

Recent Govt. Data Breaches Pose Privacy Risk

Identity Theft

Recent Govt. Data Breaches Pose Privacy Risk

Recent Govt. Data Breaches Pose Privacy Risk

The Social Security Administration continued making public the full names and Social Security numbers of tens of thousands of people three years after it first learned it was putting citizens’ privacy at risk, according to a new report by the agency’s inspector general. The information, which also included the ZIP codes and dates of birth… Read More

6 Tips to Securing a Mortgage in Today’s Economy

Mortgages

6 Tips to Securing a Mortgage in Today’s Economy

6 Tips to Securing a Mortgage in Today’s Economy

My fiance and I are “this close“ to closing on a new condo in Brooklyn. We’ve spent several weeks at the beck and call of our prospective lender and have, along the way, discovered some new changes and requirements in the mortgage world that I think are worth sharing, as it could save you time,… Read More

Having Fun with Your Finances

Personal Finance

Having Fun with Your Finances

Having Fun with Your Finances

Call me crazy, but I’d much rather play a couple of rounds of Angry Birds rather than make a plan to pay down my credit card debt. It turns out a lot of people think games are more fun than twiddling with budgets on a spreadsheet. That’s why the trend of “gamification”— incorporating game-like elements… Read More

Financial News Roundup:  Few Employers Hire ‘Idle’ Americans, Struggling Cities May Merge

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: Few Employers Hire ‘Idle’ Americans, Struggling Cities May Merge

Financial News Roundup:  Few Employers Hire ‘Idle’ Americans, Struggling Cities May Merge

Today’s top news headlines feature a new strategy many cities are considering to overcome budget problems and creative ways unemployed Americans are advertising themselves to employers. Plus, find out why more individuals are taking on part-time jobs. Americans Work Part-Time to Avoid Gaps in Resume The Wall Street Journal Many employers look unfavorably on applicants… Read More

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