April 4, 2014
All a crafty identity thief needs to sign up for credit cards, government benefits or even a driver’s license is a valid Social Security number in many cases, and it doesn’t matter whether that number belongs to an adult or an infant.
March 25, 2014
A zombie bank account refers to the practice of banks reopening closed checking accounts without notifying the account holder, or bank accounts “coming back from the dead.”
When a Closed Account Comes Back to Life
March 21, 2014
It doesn’t take long for couples to realize that some important marital issues must be approached delicately; finances are one of those...
March 17, 2014
There is comfort in coins.
People can now go for months — even years, theoretically — without touching physical money, and data-generated, decentralized currency, like bitcoins, may be the payment method of the future.
March 10, 2014
Almost no one starts reading about finance for pleasure. That would be like jumping into a pit full of venomous snakes just for kicks. Well… some people do that, but they're crazy, and there's a reason why there aren't very many of them. It's...
March 3, 2014
Like many parents, my nine-year-old’s education and her eventual career choice are extremely important to me. So I spend a lot of time online seeking information about how I can help and guide her to make the best choices.
February 21, 2014
The story of Scott and Erika should be a wake-up call.
They married in 2005. As any new spouse would do, Erika made Scott the beneficiary of her...
February 20, 2014
Are you struggling to save money? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! For most people, saving money is an afterthought. But before you get ready to pay for your next...
February 18, 2014
You can, and I just did. In just five minutes online, I discovered two checks that were mailed to me years ago and weren’t delivered. I put in my claim and the money is on its way.
The source is the unclaimed property office of your state...
February 13, 2014
Whether they do it online, through texting tactics or by stealing your wallet the old-fashioned way, identity thieves are constantly concocting new cons.
One reason card companies are working hard to...