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After the Equifax Breach—What to Do Now

By now, you’ve heard of the massive Equifax data breach that has made nearly 143 million Americans’ personal information vulnerable to fraud and identity theft. Many believe the initial response from Equifax was inadequate, especially considering three top Equifax executives sold large amounts of company stock before news of the breach was rele...


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These Graduation Gifts are Better than Cash

College graduation season is in full swing, which means giving graduation gifts. If you’re confounded by what today’s graduates want or need, it’s tempting fall back on the old stand-by and give a cash gift. And while that’s always appreciated, there’s a good chance it will disappear quickly, with little of substance left to show for it. ...


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How to Spot Work-from-Home Scams

The idea of working from home is certainly appealing, which is why it's the perfect environment to breed schemes and scams designed to drain your bank account or steal your identity. That's not to say there aren't legitimate opportunities to work at home, but you have to do your research and know how to spot the scams masquerading as opportunities....


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Be on the Lookout for Senior Financial Scams

Financial scams are an unfortunate fact of life. While no one is immune from them, seniors can be especially vulnerable. Many scammers target seniors, assuming they are not tech savvy or that they have high balances sitting in checking and savings accounts. Whether you’re a senior citizen yourself or have friends and family who are, you should...