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9 Credit Card Notifications That Can Save You Money

Don't just use credit cards to spend; these helpful alerts make it easier to track, manage, and even save your money.

How to Protect Your Retirement Account From a Hack

You know your bank account and credit card can get hacked. But are you forgetting to monitor your hard-earned retirement savings?

How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Identity theft is scary. When your kids are the target, it's positively terrifying.

9 Signs Your Identity Was Stolen

Usually, you know when you're the victim of a crime. But identity theft can be a sneaky, subtle scam. Watch out for these warnings.

How to Protect Your Credit After the Equifax Breach

In light of the major Equifax breach, a credit freeze is not your only option. There are multiple ways to keep a close eye on your credit reports.

How to Protect Elderly Loved Ones From Financial Scams

Don't let con artists prey on your elderly loved ones. You can help protect them, and their money, from financial predators.

8 Real Life Calamities That Can Drain Your Finances (Plus How to Defend Against Them)

Life is full of ups and downs. Sometime the downs take all your money along for the ride.

Pay with a Selfie: How Safe Are the New Ways to Pay?

Smile! You just paid with a selfie. How safe are these trendy new ways to spend, anyway?

4 Reasons Credit Is Safer Than Debit

If you're prone to overspending, a debit card may be your best bet. For everyone else, credit cards are the safer choice.

Beware These 6 Phony IRS Calls and Emails

No one particularly likes hearing from the IRS, but we bet you'd enjoy hearing from these tax scammers even less.

How to Protect Yourself From an Investment Scam

That guy in an Internet chatroom with a hot stock tip probably isn't really a Wall Street insider with time to spare. Just saying.

How to Spot a Charity Scam From a Mile Away

Don't let your charitable donation go toward funding a crooked cause.

7 Simple Ways to Protect Yourself From Medical Records Theft

Hacker attacks on health care databases are on the rise. How safe are your personal medical records?

Don't Panic: Do This If Your Identity Gets Stolen

Identity theft is a scary subject. But really, you shouldn't panic. Help is right around the corner.

Prepaid Cards About to Get Safer and Better

New consumer protection rules for prepaid cards will help protect you from theft, fraud, and unreasonable fees.

6 Signs Your College Is a Scam

Higher education is always a good idea, right? Wrong. Some colleges are a total scam.

This Simple Mistake on a Credit Application May Cost You

Your income plays a big role on credit card applications. Report it wisely (and honestly!) for best results — especially if you freelance.

What to Do When You Suspect a Scam

Don't fall victim to these faux finance calls. Here's how to protect yourself and your loved ones from a scam.

5 Reasons to Stay Away From Penny Stocks

Don't let the get-rich tales of penny stocks fool you. More often than not, it's best to steer clear.

How to Spot a Credit Repair Scam

A reputable credit repair company can truly help you rebuild your credit. But beware — the scammers are out there.