Should You Be Worried About Ransomware?

Recently, there has been an increase in businesses and individuals reporting that they have been affected by ransomware. Ransomware is malicious software (malware) that prevents access, usually by encryption, to some or all of the files on computer hard drives. The software then informs the user that the only way to regain access to the files is to pay a ransom. The ransom must be paid using some type of digital currency such as bitcoins. Ransomware can end up on your computer through phishing emails, infected attachments, or infected websites.

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A Zero Percent Credit Card Trick!

Let's talk about credit cards. More specifically, let's talk about credit cards that offer you a 0% interest rate!

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Is Your Subprime Card Hurting You?

Most people who have experienced bad credit can agree that the following information often indicates that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

You're Pre-Approved.

These words often mean that a lender is open to taking a risk on you. Not to downplay the importance of increased piece of mind, reduced stress levels, and the ability to actually allocate money in growth vehicles of your choosing, but one of the many joys of improving your finances is becoming wanted again.

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Working to Pay Down Debt? Avoid Debt Relief Scams and Bad "Services"

August 2016

Millions of Americans owe thousands of dollars on credit cards, student loans, medical bills and other unsecured loans or bills. Many are struggling every month to make minimum payments on what they owe. Even people who are managing their payments would love to pay less. Such circumstances make consumers with debt easy targets for debt relief and debt consolidation scams and schemes.

It’s important that you protect yourself from phony or ineffective debt relief or consolidation schemes that may cost you more money and ultimately increase your debt. These scams often open you up to identity theft, and generally dump you in financial "hot water." Here are some major red flags that we have identified from scammers to help you protect yourself.

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Protecting Your Privacy with the Internet of Things

What do thermostats, activity trackers, light bulbs, light switches, refrigerators, coffee makers, baby monitors, televisions, door locks, security camera and many other devices have in common? They have a version that can connect to the Internet and can be controlled through an app. The term Internet of Things (IoT) describes the capability of everyday devices to connect to other devices and to people through the Internet. While this brings convenience, it also brings concerns about protecting your personal information.

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Payroll (Debit) Cards: Getting Your Paycheck Deposited on a (Debit) Card

Have you ever heard of payroll cards? Payroll cards are a lot like debit cards—you can use them to pay for items in shops or online, or to withdraw money from your account.

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Renting a Car on Vacation: Understanding What Insurance You Need

July 2016

Renting a vehicle is common among vacationers, especially those enjoying a "destination vacation." When renting a vehicle, it’s important to understand your insurance options so you can determine which option provides the best coverage for your rental. Ask yourself: should I take the coverage offered by the rental company or will coverage provided by my personal auto insurance policy and the credit card used to rent the car be adequate?

Finding the best insurance coverage for the vehicle you rent depends on the answers to several important questions. In most cases, the coverage provided by your personal auto insurance policy and credit card will be both excellent and least expensive. But in other cases, the coverage provided by the rental agency may be your best choice, even though it may cost more.

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What Should You Look For in a Privacy Policy?

When was the last time you looked at a website's privacy policy? Typically, most people don't look at privacy policies unless forced. Some sites, when they've updated their privacy policy, don't allow users to view the site until they indicate they have seen the policy. While reviewing privacy policies can be time consuming, it's important to do so to protect the information that is important to you.

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The Selfie Saga: Selfie ID

With people taking selfies, people posting selfies, and selfie sticks, selfies are undoubtedly everywhere you look. Selfies are so present in our lives that in 2014 the word "selfie" was integrated in the Oxford (Online) Dictionary. We would go so far to say that every smartphone user has probably taken a selfie at some point. They are here to stay, whether we like it or not.

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Avoid 8 Summer Scams Targeting Your Wallet

June 2016

Warmer days bring thoughts of relaxing summer activities, vacation, and plans for completing home maintenance and repairs. Unfortunately, this is also a prime time for scammers as they target your summer activities to steal your hard-earned money. \It is important to watch out for these wide-spread cons and take steps to protect yourself. This article will help you do that.

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Heard About the LinkedIn Breach? Here's What You Need to Do

A data breach at LinkedIn has recently been in the news. What makes this news different is that the breach originally occurred in 2012. It's back in the news because the information stolen was recently found being sold on the Internet. And the amount of data stolen was larger than originally thought. The information that was stolen was member email addresses, member IDs, and hashed passwords.

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Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget Your Digital Home

For many people, the arrival of spring means a thorough cleaning of their home. Spring cleaning is also a good way to get your digital home in order too. With all of the personal information that our digital devices have on them, it is important to make sure that they are clean, protected, and secure.

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Budget Trouble: Broke Right After Payday?

You know that feeling you get when you get paid? You feel happy and rich and the sky is the limit! It's a great feeling, but it doesn't last long, does it?

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Saving for Retirement? Comparing Traditional and Roth IRAs

May 2016

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are popular tax-advantaged vehicles for saving for retirement. Understanding the different types of IRAs and the differences between them is important when you begin saving for retirement. Although there are 11 different types of IRAs, the most common are the traditional IRA and the Roth IRA.

The major difference between the traditional and Roth IRA is the nature of the tax advantage. The contributions to a traditional IRA are deductible from the investor’s taxable income in the year of the contribution. Tax on the contributions and the account holder’s earnings is then deferred until funds are withdrawn from the IRA. In contrast, contributions to a Roth IRA are not deductible, but the contributions grow tax-free and are tax-exempt when withdrawn.

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