What Can You Do with 60 Days? A Lot — Take the 2-Month Challenge
What Can You Do with 60 Days? A Lot — Take the 2-Month Challenge

on April 2, 2020

Being stuck at home for two months is depressing — unless you have a goal. Then, your coronavirus quarantine could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Kids Studying at Home Now? Here Are 5 Survival Tips
Kids Studying at Home Now? Here Are 5 Survival Tips

on March 17, 2020

Parents trying to adjust to this new reality — many of whom also are trying to work remotely — might struggle at first.

Listen Carefully for Survivor Bias as You Hear Coronavirus Advice
Listen Carefully for Survivor Bias as You Hear Coronavirus Advice

on March 12, 2020

Most of us don’t appreciate the role of luck in our lives. If we did, we’d make better decisions — about money, work and viral outbreaks.

January Goals Fizzled? Try ‘Temptation Bundling’
January Goals Fizzled? Try ‘Temptation Bundling’

on February 1, 2020

If you’re frustrated by the results you got in January, perhaps this is something you could try.

Smartphone Hijacking Hits the Big Time — Here’s How to Protect Yourself
Smartphone Hijacking Hits the Big Time — Here’s How to Protect Yourself

on November 3, 2019

Criminals aren’t doing this for fun. They are doing it to steal money from you.

That Free Trial? Yeah, It Will Cost You
That Free Trial? Yeah, It Will Cost You

on November 2, 2019

And the more educated you are, the more likely you are to find yourself hit with surprise charges tied to “free” trials.

What’s in Your Wallet? A Lot Less Interest — Unless You Notice This 1 Word
What’s in Your Wallet? A Lot Less Interest — Unless You Notice This 1 Word

on October 2, 2019

You don’t have to be a Capital One customer to learn from this maneuver.

Want Your Equifax Hack Settlement Money? There’s More Red Tape Now
Want Your Equifax Hack Settlement Money? There’s More Red Tape Now

on September 10, 2019

Equifax is making consumers jump through additional hoops to get compensated.

Zelle Hacker Steals $23,000 From Elderly Woman
Zelle Hacker Steals $23,000 From Elderly Woman

on August 30, 2019

The victim’s bank — one of the biggest in America — initially would not refund the stolen funds to her.

Milk Still Expires, but Now — Mercifully — Your Passwords Won’t
Milk Still Expires, but Now — Mercifully — Your Passwords Won’t

on June 11, 2019

Microsoft is relaxing one of its password requirements. Here’s what that means for you.

The Side Income Trap, and the Rise of the ‘4-Income Household’
The Side Income Trap, and the Rise of the ‘4-Income Household’

on June 10, 2019

The gig economy has a dark, dark side.

Why Is My Sleep App Recording Me at Night? Did I Consent to That?
Why Is My Sleep App Recording Me at Night? Did I Consent to That?

on May 22, 2019

What happens when a smartphone app records you — and then charges you to hear your own recordings? Is that legal?

She Sued Equifax and Won
She Sued Equifax and Won

on April 26, 2019

Here’s why this woman in rural Vermont should be your new consumer hero.

Zelle Fraudsters Find New Victim Pool: Consumers Who Don’t Even Use Zelle
Zelle Fraudsters Find New Victim Pool: Consumers Who Don’t Even Use Zelle

on April 23, 2019

Unfamiliar with Zelle? It doesn’t matter: Thieves could still use the payment app to steal money directly from your bank account.

Best Buy’s Next Act: Selling Big-Ticket Items for Twice the Price
Best Buy’s Next Act: Selling Big-Ticket Items for Twice the Price

on February 28, 2019

The electronics giant is launching a lease-to-buy program to capture customers with bad or no credit — but making those payments can be incredibly costly.

How Target Snooped on Shoppers, Changed Prices Based on Location
How Target Snooped on Shoppers, Changed Prices Based on Location

on February 16, 2019

A recent TV investigation suggests that Target effectively tracked shoppers to decide how much to charge them for items online. Here’s the take-away for every consumer.

Comcast Fee Has Jumped 900 Percent in 5 Years — for Free Channels
Comcast Fee Has Jumped 900 Percent in 5 Years — for Free Channels

on January 22, 2019

Multiple traditional TV providers are charging customers for something they could get for free. Are you paying this fee every month?

Investing Pioneer Showed Us How Fees Rob Our Retirement Funds
Investing Pioneer Showed Us How Fees Rob Our Retirement Funds

on January 19, 2019

Vanguard Group founder and investor advocate John “Jack” Bogle died Wednesday at age 89. Here’s what his legacy means for your nest egg.

Hey, Holiday Travelers: Beware of This Sneaky New Hotel Fee
Hey, Holiday Travelers: Beware of This Sneaky New Hotel Fee

on December 8, 2017

Before you book your next hotel in a major city, make sure you find out if you’ll be paying an “urban destination charge”

After Equifax Data Hack, Should I Freeze My Account?
After Equifax Data Hack, Should I Freeze My Account?

on September 14, 2017

If you’re concerned about identity theft following the credit bureau’s massive data breach, this is a tool that could protect you — but use with caution.

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