That $9.84 Charge on Your Credit Card Bill May Signal Fraud
That $9.84 Charge on Your Credit Card Bill May Signal Fraud
on January 30, 2014

After the recent data breaches at Target and other stores, you’ll want to be on the lookout for small charges on your credit card statements.

Warming Up the Car While You Sit in the House? Bad Idea
Warming Up the Car While You Sit in the House? Bad Idea
on January 29, 2014

It may be unseasonably cold outside, but leaving an unattended car idling is against the law in some cities and states.

Nobody Is Buying a TV for the Super Bowl
Nobody Is Buying a TV for the Super Bowl
on January 28, 2014

It used to be said that TV sales really took off before the NFL championship game. That doesn’t seem to be the case now, if it ever was.

Review: Discover it
Review: Discover it
on January 28, 2014

Discover offers yet another version of its popular Discover it card.

4 Ways to Keep Your Smartphone From Getting Hacked
4 Ways to Keep Your Smartphone From Getting Hacked
on January 27, 2014

We know not to click on questionable links on our computers. Cybercriminals know we know this, too. That’s why they’re targeting our smartphones.

How to React to Target’s Credit Monitoring Email
How to React to Target’s Credit Monitoring Email
on January 23, 2014

If you’re among the millions of Americans who received Target’s free credit monitoring offer email recently, you might be wondering what to do next. First, beware of fake emails.

Spam in the Fridge: Hackers Target Home Appliances
Spam in the Fridge: Hackers Target Home Appliances
on January 22, 2014

An email security firm says it detected what it calls the first hacker attack using home appliances, which sent out more than 750,000 malicious emails.

Warren Buffett Bets $1 Billion on March Madness
Warren Buffett Bets $1 Billion on March Madness
on January 21, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway is backing the $1 billion prize for the contest entrant who correctly predicts the winner of each NCAA men’s basketball tournament game.

Big Banks Are Dropping Their Payday-Type Loans
Big Banks Are Dropping Their Payday-Type Loans
on January 21, 2014

Big banks are doing away with ‘deposit advance loans,’ which many have compared to payday loans.

Review: Barnes & Noble MasterCard
Review: Barnes & Noble MasterCard
on January 21, 2014

Frequent customers of the bookstore chain might want to consider applying for this rewards credit card.

Target Shoppers: 4 Ways Hackers Will Come After You
Target Shoppers: 4 Ways Hackers Will Come After You
on January 20, 2014

Scammers can use the information stolen from Target to try to get you to share more personal information or attempt to take over your computer. Here’s what to look for.

Should E-Cigarettes Be Banned in Public Places?
Should E-Cigarettes Be Banned in Public Places?
on January 16, 2014

Chicago is just the latest place to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public locations. Is this appropriate or not?

The Ultimate Guide to Debt Collection
The Ultimate Guide to Debt Collection
on January 16, 2014

Letters or calls from debt collectors can be scary, but don’t let fear guide your response; not all debt collectors are legitimate, and you have rights.

13 Things That Will Cost Less in 2014
13 Things That Will Cost Less in 2014
on January 15, 2014

There’s lots of good news here if you’re planning to buy tech items, including smartphones, laptops and gaming devices, this year. Oh, and coffee will be cheaper.

How to Read Your Credit Reports
How to Read Your Credit Reports
on January 14, 2014

Getting your free credit reports is easy. But checking them over for accuracy can be daunting. Here’s how to check your credit reports.

Review: BankAmericard Visa
Review: BankAmericard Visa
on January 14, 2014

The BankAmericard Visa features no annual fee and a 0 percent introductory rate on both purchases and balance transfers.

The 5 Most Confusing Things on Your Credit Report
The 5 Most Confusing Things on Your Credit Report
on January 13, 2014

You’ve ordered your credit report, and you’re looking at it, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to you. Here’s how to read and check a credit report.

Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards: What’s Safer?
Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards: What’s Safer?
on January 9, 2014

After the Target data breach, consumers should know the risks and benefits of debit vs. credit cards to know what they’re getting into when they pay.

11 Things That Will Cost More in 2014
11 Things That Will Cost More in 2014
on January 8, 2014

From beloved foods, beverages and restaurants to cars and smartphones, here are 11 things that will be more expensive in 2014.

Your Old Sofa Can Ruin Your Credit Score
Your Old Sofa Can Ruin Your Credit Score
on January 7, 2014

If you’re not careful, “old sofa syndrome” can wreak havoc on your credit scores. Here’s how to avoid it.

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