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How to Stay Safe When Mobile Banking

How to Stay Safe When Mobile Banking

As more of us bank with phones, criminals are taking aim. Here's the DIY self protection kit.

You Should Start Using A Prepaid Card Instead of Credit in These 7 Situations

You Should Start Using A Prepaid Card Instead of Credit in These 7 Situations

The rise in the popularity of using prepaid cards is occurring partly because consumers want to prevent more hackers from making purchases and stealing their identity.

Go Inside Your Credit Report: If You're Like Most People, You'll Be Surprised What's Not Counted

Go Inside Your Credit Report: If You're Like Most People, You'll Be Surprised What's Not Counted

There are only a few major factors that go into your credit score. The rest is missing.

Seven Essential Hiring Tips for Managers From a Career Expert

Seven Essential Hiring Tips for Managers From a Career Expert

Career expert Roy Cohen offers managers essential tips on how to hire the best candidate for an open position.

Should You Smoke Your E-Cigarette at Your Desk?

Should You Smoke Your E-Cigarette at Your Desk?

The burning question for many employees who have switched to vaping their electronic cigarettes is whether their boss will allow them to “light up” while they work in their cubicles.

Late Payment Consequences: What Happens When You Miss a Mortgage or Car Loan Bill?

Late Payment Consequences: What Happens When You Miss a Mortgage or Car Loan Bill?

Consumers who are facing delinquent car or mortgage payments should start by negotiating with the lender instead of ignoring the problem.

Places to Never Use a Debit or Credit Card to Make a Payment

Places to Never Use a Debit or Credit Card to Make a Payment

While carrying around your debit and credit cards to make your daily purchases from coffee to lunch to parking is efficient, the convenience could spell trouble.

It's Possible to See Your Favorite TV Shows Without Paying for Cable or Satellite

It's Possible to See Your Favorite TV Shows Without Paying for Cable or Satellite

Ever click through all 700 HD channels on your cable or satellite service channel lineup only to announce, "Nothing's on..." with a long sigh? Target your watching on the cheap.

Did You Think You Could Forget About Data Hackers? Here's How Not to Be a Victim Anyway

Did You Think You Could Forget About Data Hackers? Here's How Not to Be a Victim Anyway

Don't ignore a credit breach at a company that holds your data. It may take you years to recover.

Chip-and-PIN Procrastination Is Endangering Your Credit Card

Chip-and-PIN Procrastination Is Endangering Your Credit Card

While new chip-and-PIN EMV credit and debit cards are being issued before their Oct. 15 deadline, signing and swiping keeps putting your data at risk.

Why Hacking Is Taking Place Even Aboard Flights

Why Hacking Is Taking Place Even Aboard Flights

Hacking is becoming more commonplace and your data is not safer 30,000 miles up. Watch your bank account while in the air.

Is Credit-Free Living Realistic? Yes, But It Takes Careful Planning to Execute

Is Credit-Free Living Realistic? Yes, But It Takes Careful Planning to Execute

Living your life without credit means no credit score. How can you live a full life with no credit report?

Little-Known Credit Card Perks Can Save You Thousands This Year

Little-Known Credit Card Perks Can Save You Thousands This Year

Credit card perks go far beyond airline miles and cash back.

An Epidemic of Bogus Hotel Booking Sites Now Costing Travelers Millions

An Epidemic of Bogus Hotel Booking Sites Now Costing Travelers Millions

Hotel trade groups puts the scam's price tag at $220 million

Wrong Ways Consumers Choose to Pay off Credit Card Debt

Wrong Ways Consumers Choose to Pay off Credit Card Debt

Paying down mounting credit card debt is not an easy task, but consumers should avoid taking on additional debt or other risky schemes where you could lose your collateral.

Has Your Phone Number Been Stolen? Another Apple Pay Fraud Hits the Nation

Has Your Phone Number Been Stolen? Another Apple Pay Fraud Hits the Nation

Criminals are "porting" - stealing - phone numbers so that they can fool banks about their identity.

The Best Way to Save on Currency Exchanges When Traveling Overseas

The Best Way to Save on Currency Exchanges When Traveling Overseas

There are plenty of ways to avoid currency exchange fees overseas, if you know where to look.

Prestige Credit Cards: When Is the Style Worth the Money?

Prestige Credit Cards: When Is the Style Worth the Money?

Prestige credit cards, or would-be cards like the Magnises, look good when you're paying for dinner, but are they smart spending?

Do You Have $117k? You Can Travel Around the World by Private Jet in Just 26 days

Do You Have $117k? You Can Travel Around the World by Private Jet in Just 26 days

The tour includes some of the most remote places on earth -- from the Amazon River to Kenya.

Defending Your Credit When You're Defending Your Country

Defending Your Credit When You're Defending Your Country

Protect yourself from coming home to bad credit by making the right decisions before deployment.

How to Keep Social Spending Under Control Without Being a Killjoy

How to Keep Social Spending Under Control Without Being a Killjoy

Here are the top ways the National Foundation for Credit Counseling says your social circle could be driving you into debt.

How To Get Your Kids a Good Credit Rating -- Or None At All

How To Get Your Kids a Good Credit Rating -- Or None At All

Your kids can be graduating with an impeccable credit score or no credit score at all and be primed for success.

Making a Debt Escape Plan, Not Buying a Home: The New American Dream

Making a Debt Escape Plan, Not Buying a Home: The New American Dream

Baby Boomers and GenX’rs would probably have told you in their 20s that The American Dream was to buy a home, but not today.

The Hidden Epidemic of Medical Identity Theft Now Claiming Millions of Victims

The Hidden Epidemic of Medical Identity Theft Now Claiming Millions of Victims

Victim numbers are jumping as cyber criminals lose interest in credit cards to grab medical records

Credit Privacy Numbers Are a Scam That Might Land Victims in Jail

Credit Privacy Numbers Are a Scam That Might Land Victims in Jail

Credit privacy numbers brokers claim they have the easy fix for bad credit, but might make you an outlaw.

Military Members Are at a Higher Risk for Identity Theft -- From Family Members

Military Members Are at a Higher Risk for Identity Theft -- From Family Members

Before you deploy, you need to protect your finances, often from those you trust the most.

The Lifetime Cost of Bad Credit Goes Far Beyond Substantial Interest Payments

The Lifetime Cost of Bad Credit Goes Far Beyond Substantial Interest Payments

Bad credit can seriously impact your quality of life, from the cost of your cell phone contract, to the kind of insurance you can get, to what job you hold.

Is Affirm the Innovative “Uncredit Card” for Millennials Who Hate Credit Cards?

Is Affirm the Innovative “Uncredit Card” for Millennials Who Hate Credit Cards?

No credit card, no problem. Some merchants let you buy with an untraditional credit tool. It's layaway 2.0.

Americans Are Spending More, Yet Need to Keep a Tight Lid on Debt

Americans Are Spending More, Yet Need to Keep a Tight Lid on Debt

An uptick in consumer spending in April reflects a renewed confidence in the economy, but experts warn Americans to stay on top of their debt.

Protect Yourself When You Pay Off a Collection Agency or Suffer the Consequences

Protect Yourself When You Pay Off a Collection Agency or Suffer the Consequences

Don't get taken advantage of by an unscrupulous collection agency when you're trying to do the right thing,