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Survey: Nearly 2 In 3 Have Lost Or Had Stolen Their Wallet
Survey: Nearly 2 In 3 Have Lost Or Had Stolen Their Wallet

Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling when you reach in your pants or purse for your wallet, and it's gone? You're not alone. According to an exclusive MoneyTips survey, 62% of respondents have had their...

What Americans Would Do To Protect Our Identities
What Americans Would Do To Protect Our Identities

With the massive Equifax hack of 2017, the credit bureaus have shown that they can't protect your identity. It's up to you. How far would you go to protect it yourself? Would you stop using public WiFi? Stop using...

13 Ways To Prevent Credit Card Fraud
13 Ways To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

You've taken steps to avoid identity theft, and maybe even applied a credit freeze to your credit report. You can sit back and relax, right?Wrong. You may have prevented identity thieves from opening new accounts in your...

Your Rights As An Identity Theft Victim
Your Rights As An Identity Theft Victim

Would you know what to do if you discovered that you were a victim of identity theft? Given the massive data breaches over the last few years, it's important that you understand your rights as an identity theft victim –...

How To Pay Your Taxes
How To Pay Your Taxes

Let's assume that you drew the short straw on the 2018 tax cuts, and you owe Uncle Sam this year. How do you plan to pay? There are plenty of ways other than the old-fashioned check submitted with a paper tax return. If...

3 Of 4 Americans Know A Victim Of Identity Theft
3 Of 4 Americans Know A Victim Of Identity Theft

More than 15 million Americans had their identity stolen last year. Do you know anyone who has suffered through the victimization, then agonized more as they struggled to reclaim their identity? Odds are you do! We hope it...

Utility Scams And Identity Theft
Utility Scams And Identity Theft

You've received a phone call from a utility company demanding a payment right now or your utilities will be immediately shut off – or maybe representatives of your utility show up at your door to make the same threat....

Millennials Not Smart When It Comes To Credit Cards
Millennials Not Smart When It Comes To Credit Cards

New Survey Shows Poor Credit Habits of Millennials Americans must love credit cards. As of the end of 2018, Federal Reserve data shows that we have racked up $870 billion in outstanding credit card debt on our nearly 480...

Child Credit Freezes 101
Child Credit Freezes 101

It may seem strange to you even to think of freezing your child's credit. Has your son or daughter gone on a credit binge at your local toy store or candy store? Why would your child even have credit in the first place? ...

Deduct Your Student Loans!
Deduct Your Student Loans!

Chances are that if you have student loans, you need every bit of extra cash that you can get. Did you realize that your student loans might be able to generate some cash for you? Under certain circumstances, you may be...

What We Don't Know About Identity Theft CAN Hurt Us
What We Don't Know About Identity Theft CAN Hurt Us

Equifax... Uber... Target... Under Armour.... The list of data hacks keeps growing and growing, increasing the odds that someone will steal your identity. Last year, this digital epidemic affected 14.4 million Americans. But...

Protect Yourself From Medical Identity Theft
Protect Yourself From Medical Identity Theft

Medical identity theft is an increasing concern for Americans. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 27.9% of 2018 data breaches as of mid-June are in the Medical/Healthcare category, exposing almost 3 million...

More Prospective Homebuyers Frustrated
More Prospective Homebuyers Frustrated

How long have you been searching for your new home? The latest Housing Trends Report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) suggests that you've been looking for a while and may be getting frustrated in...

Survey: 9 Of 10 Believe Equifax Should Be Punished
Survey: 9 Of 10 Believe Equifax Should Be Punished

MoneyTips published an article explaining that Equifax has yet to be punished for the data breach that compromised the personal data of more than 147 million Americans. We wanted to know if the credit bureau should be...

Almost 2 Of 5 Contacted About Overdue Debt
Almost 2 Of 5 Contacted About Overdue Debt

Have you missed enough credit card payments that your creditor has contacted you about your debt? If so, you aren't alone. According to survey results from the February 2019 PYMNTS.com Financial Invisibles Report,...

MoneyTips Identity Protection Survey Findings
MoneyTips Identity Protection Survey Findings

MoneyTips recently conducted an exclusive survey to discover how Americans feel about the risks of identity theft and the steps necessary to protect our data. "In the identity theft stories I know about, cleaning up the mess...

MoneyTips Identity Protection Survey Findings
MoneyTips Identity Protection Survey Findings

MoneyTips recently conducted an exclusive survey to discover how Americans feel about the risks of identity theft and the steps necessary to protect our data. "In the identity theft stories I know about, cleaning up the mess...

What Payday Loan Law Changes Mean For You
What Payday Loan Law Changes Mean For You

If you need money and have bad credit, payday loans may seem like your only option. Payday loans are inherently risky – and expected payday loan regulation changes have been delayed, keeping the risk relatively high. Payday...

New Law Proposed To End College Debt
New Law Proposed To End College Debt

No More Collegiate Debt Could the next drag on America's economy come from student loans?According to StudentLoanHero.com, America's student loan debt burden hit $1.56 trillion – more than any other kind of household...

Survey: Americans Trust Trump Over Zuckerberg With Protecting Their Identity
Survey: Americans Trust Trump Over Zuckerberg With Protecting Their Identity

Identity theft is rampant, with an estimated $14.7 billion stolen from Americans last year alone. Nevertheless, we don't trust that the credit bureaus who hold all our personal data can protect our identities. An...

5 Tips For Taxpayers Who File Quarterly
5 Tips For Taxpayers Who File Quarterly

Are you planning on joining the gig economy and becoming self-employed? Are you embarking on retirement after years with a traditional employer? We wish you the best, and, along with the IRS, we remind you to pay your...

Shoulder Surfing 101
Shoulder Surfing 101

Do you know who's lurking over your shoulder? They might be trying to get a peek at your financial information. What is Shoulder Surfing? Shoulder surfing is when a would-be thief spies over your shoulder while...

How To Get Tax Liens Off Your Credit Report
How To Get Tax Liens Off Your Credit Report

Tax liens are claims made on your property by a government entity for failure to pay your taxes. A lien doesn't mean your property will be seized – it just means that the agency applying the lien has the first right to...

Student Loans Keeping Young People From Buying Homes
Student Loans Keeping Young People From Buying Homes

According to the New York Fed's latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, America's student loan debt burden has reached a staggering $1.44 trillion as of September 2018. Has that burden kept younger...

Half Of U.S. Households Have Less Than $7,000 In Savings
Half Of U.S. Households Have Less Than $7,000 In Savings

Never mind what's in your wallet – what's in your savings account? A savings account is your buffer against unexpected expenses. Without sufficient savings, you'll probably rely on credit to handle financial...

5 Ways Other People Can Lower Your Credit Score
5 Ways Other People Can Lower Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a valuable asset that must be maintained and protected. Unfortunately, there are ways that other people can negatively affect your credit score – either inadvertently or with bad intent. Protect your...