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7 Things You Need to Know Before Freezing Your Credit

Thinking about freezing your credit? Find out the seven things you should consider before taking any action.

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Data Breach: Five Things to Do After Your Information Has Been Stolen

September 8, 2017

Not everyone will be a victim of identity theft as a result of a breach, but keeping informed can help you mitigate risk when dealing with any data breach....

Here’s What You Should Do After a Data Breach

September 8, 2017

Identity theft is on the rise, as are incidents that contribute to identity theft risks, such as data breaches that compromise consumer information.

Five Ways to Prepare Your Finances Before Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall

September 7, 2017

With Hurricane Irma hammering the Caribbean and bearing down on Florida, folks in the path of the storm have enough on their plates just prepping their homes and getting...

Audio: Talking Personal Finance and Credit with Liz Weston

September 7, 2017

Check out this podcast where Liz Weston joins us to chat about personal finance and credit. She is the award-winning author of “Your Credit Score” and a Q&A columnist at MoneyTalk and NerdWallet....

Scams Targeting Seniors – What To Know And How To Protect Yourself (And Your Loved Ones)

September 7, 2017

CNBC recently reported that older Americans lose at least $36.5 billion every year on fraud. While anyone can be a victim, there are a growing number of scams targeting...

What is a 401(k)?

September 6, 2017

If you’re feeling a little bit behind the curve on saving for retirement, you’ve got plenty of company. The non-partisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) reports that less than one...

Here’s Why the Onliner Spambot Threat Is So Dangerous

September 6, 2017

Cyber-thieves are growing more creative—and more aggressive—about separating digital users from their financial data. The latest example of that trend points directly to Onliner—a new and dangerous spambot that...

Are You Teaching Your Kids The Right Finance Lessons?

September 5, 2017

Check out this podcast where Samantha Porter joins us to chat about teaching kids about finances, budgeting education, and starting a business as a kid.

What’s the Difference Between Money Market Accounts, CDs and Savings Accounts?

September 5, 2017

You’ve found a way to save some money, but now you have to decide where to put it so it’s ready when you need it. That’s a good problem...

How do I cancel a credit card?

September 5, 2017

Dear Experian, I just opened a new credit card and I’m trying to learn more about how credit cards affect my credit score. I believe I have four credit...

What Can Identity Thieves Do with Your Personal Information and How Can You Protect Yourself?

September 1, 2017

Americans are spending more time online and, unfortunately, so are criminals. While the FBI reports many crimes (property crimes, burglary, and larceny-theft) have decreased over the last several years, rates...

Hurricane Harvey: How to Deal with the Financial Aftermath of Natural Disasters

September 1, 2017

It’s hard to think about money while residents of Houston and surrounding towns deal with the emotional, mental, and physical fallout of Hurricane Harvey. But taking care of one’s...

Consumer Debts Hit Record Highs, but So Do FICO Scores: What Gives?

August 31, 2017

Americans owed more than $735 billion on their credit cards as of June 30, according to Experian, up 8% from a year ago and within earshot of all-time high...

Why Labor Day Weekend Is the Best Time to Buy a Car

August 31, 2017

Labor Day is traditionally a time of endings: The unofficial close of summer, of school vacations, and of the high season for road trips across the USA. But motorists...

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Consolidating Your Student Loans

August 30, 2017

Find out if student loan consolidation may be a good option for your federal and private student loans.

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