9 Ways to Keep Your Newborn From Putting You in Debt

Personal Finance

9 Ways to Keep Your Newborn From Putting You in Debt

9 Ways to Keep Your Newborn From Putting You in Debt

Is your baby’s due date approaching like an oncoming train? Do you feel excited but also kind of freaked out by the responsibility and financial weight of caring for an infant? I’m right there with you. My second child is due this September, and my husband and I have been scrambling to make sure all... Read More

How the Government Is Doing a Terrible Job Protecting Your Social Security Number

Identity Theft

How the Government Is Doing a Terrible Job Protecting Your Social Security Number

How the Government Is Doing a Terrible Job Protecting Your Social Security Number

The Social Security Administration sent 352 million notices by snail mail in 2015. With volume like that — much of it containing valuable fraud-enabled information — you’d think the SSA would have a great system for protecting sensitive personally identifiable information from the constant threat of identity-related crime. Think again. Recently, the Office of the... Read More

Wal-Mart Sues Visa Over Chip Card Transactions

Credit Cards

Wal-Mart Sues Visa Over Chip Card Transactions

Wal-Mart Sues Visa Over Chip Card Transactions

Two industry giants are set to face off in court over that chip debit card in your wallet. Wal-Mart filed a lawsuit against Visa on Tuesday, alleging the network is forcing its customers to use signatures in lieu of PINs when paying with chip-based debit cards, The Wall Street Journal reports.  This compromises customers’ security, Wal-Mart asserts,... Read More

Google Bans Ads for Payday Loans

Personal Loans

Google Bans Ads for Payday Loans

Google Bans Ads for Payday Loans

Effective July 13, Google is banning ads for payday loans and related products, the company said Wednesday in a statement. With this, Google will not display ads for loans that require payment within 60 days of the date of issue. In the U.S., ads for loans with an APR of 36% or higher will also not be shown. Google disclosed this measure... Read More

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