Fraud alert, identity theft protection… do you actually need all these costly credit card add-ons? Consider the free alternatives instead.
Hasn't tax day already come and gone? Yes, but it's never too early to start worrying about next year's taxes.
Organic food comes at a premium, but you can't always trust the label. The organic stamp on these foods may be harmful to your wallet.
Nothing brings out grifters like chaos and confusion. The opening of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges has given them a golden opportunity.
Nothing brings out scamsters and fraudsters like chaos and confusion. The Obamacare health insurance exchange rollout is no exception.
Scamsters have refined classics like "Help I Need Gas" and developed new cons for the Internet age. Here are 10 to watch out for.
Credit card companies employ a number of tricks to keep you in debt. Learn them before you're swimming in it.
Losing your wallet can cost you a lot more than your cash...especially if you keep these five things in it. Learn what to remove to protect yourself.
It's easy to be enchanted by a good lie, but the consequences can be disastrous. Here's how I learned the hard way to always do my research.
It seems that nothing is safe any more. And now your Social Security Number, the lynchpin to you credit score, taxes, government benefits and more, is under attack. It can be guess
While consumers already have to be on constant alert about so many things involving their personal finances, there are still those that find ways to take advantage of a bad situati
Sure, you'd like to boost your online presence and make money on the Internet. But just like pyramid schemes attract the greedy and fad diets interest the desperate, many social me
Consumer scams are a dime a dozen (or in some cases, thousands of dollars a crime). What are the red flags that you should always be on alert for? Can even financially savvy spen
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about checking your mortgage statement, and interestingly enough my family was recently confronted with an erroneous mortgage statement. This is
It seems like new variations of the Nigerian 419 scam pop up every week. The one that caught my attention recently involved renting a home, and it’s a nasty trick that could take a
Debit cards might be better than credit cards because in theory, you'll spend less if you are only paying with money you have. But how do debit cards stack up in terms of fees and
My wife forwarded me one of those “hey everyone, don’t fall for this” emails this morning. I get one from a friend or relative at least once a week, and usually they’re well-meanin
How many of you have received an email telling you that you’ve one a lottery that you never even entered? Or, that a rich widow wants help distributing millions of dollars to the p
If you buy something that stops working immediately and the seller refuses to refund your money, do you still have to pay for it?
Wisebread readers, take note. This is not just a case of buyer beware. [more]
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