Author: Bob Sullivan
Bob Sullivan 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.
Bob Sullivan 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.
Bob Sullivan 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.
Bob Sullivan 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?
Bob Sullivan 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.
Bob Sullivan 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”
Bob Sullivan 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.
Bob Sullivan on January 4, 2017
Ever get sucked into a paid subscription or click through pages of ads while trying to get your free credit score? This may explain why.
Bob Sullivan on September 23, 2016
Just when you’ve turned your attention to a new cyberthreat, an old one has resurfaced. Don’t be caught by surprise.
Bob Sullivan on September 7, 2016
The closing of ITT is a case for making education in this country not only accessible, but also scam-free.
Bob Sullivan on July 12, 2016
Sadly, you need to take steps to prevent extortion through your mobile phone. Here’s what you need to know about this emerging threat.
Bob Sullivan on July 4, 2016
As we observe the nation’s birthday, consider this: When was the country really greater than it is now? And what would it take to make it better?
Bob Sullivan on June 8, 2016
The elephant in the room is only getting more obvious: We need to plan for a future where billions of people are automated out of jobs.
Bob Sullivan on June 2, 2016
A controversial columnist just voiced what many employers were wondering. But is it acceptable?
Bob Sullivan on May 17, 2016
I appreciate my bank’s effort to beef up security. But my story illustrates why security tools that aren’t ready for prime time may do more damage than good.
Bob Sullivan on May 5, 2016
If you love to text, know that the courts may find you responsible if your message interferes with the text recipient’s driving and something goes wrong.
Bob Sullivan on April 28, 2016
It turns out that old-fashioned phishing has new-fangled ways of taking advantage of us. Be on guard.
Bob Sullivan on April 25, 2016
Our efforts to protect patient privacy, through HIPAA, are ‘defending patient records instead of patient health.’ Meanwhile, security systems against hackers are in shambles.
Bob Sullivan on April 19, 2016
A class-action lawsuit with backing from the FTC is taking on outlet stores that offer discounts on prices that never existed and other practices described as essentially false advertising.
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