What you need to know before freezing your credit

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What you need to know before freezing your credit
Over 143 million Americans had their sensitive personal information exposed to hackers in the recent Equifax data breach. There’s a good chance that you or someone in your household may… The post What you need to know before freezing your credit appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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7 ways you can lose credit card rewards points

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7 ways you can lose credit card rewards points
You worked hard for those points, so don’t throw them away
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How To Set Up A Budget For Food

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How To Set Up A Budget For Food
One of the main concepts of budgeting is learning to manage money wisely. However, budgeting for food can become difficult because of randomly eating out or sporadic grocery shopping. In… The post How To Set Up A Budget For Food appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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Charged Up! podcast: Getting out of debt in style

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Charged Up! podcast: Getting out of debt in style
Getting out of debt can be arduous but there are ways to change your debt status without changing your lifestyle
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How Having Different Types of Credit Will Increase Your Credit Score

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How Having Different Types of Credit Will Increase Your Credit Score
FICO Score. Is FICO Still the Standard in Credit Scoring? This Easy Trick Will Improve Your Credit Score and Avoid Late Payments · How to Successfully Follow the Authorized User Credit Score Strategy · How to Improve Your Credit Score Using Your Utilities.
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Second seminar to focus on identify theft

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Second seminar to focus on identify theft
UBT and the Wahoo Chamber of Commerce are hosting “Protect Yourself From Identity Theft” on Friday, April 22. It starts at 9:30 a.m. in the UBT community room. The program is open to the public, however, seating is limited. Reserve a place in the …
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Identity theft protection: Your questions answered

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Identity theft protection: Your questions answered
Today, we will have officials from the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission here at FOX 8 to answer your questions about identity theft — how you can protect yourself, ways to avoid becoming a victim, and what to do …
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Is this the world's worst gift card?

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Is this the world's worst gift card?
As the Telegraph's research shows, gift cards are an unwise option for Christmas. Millions goes unspent, boosting the profits of issuers and recipients run the risk that the retailer may go bust – with vouchers often not honoured when the adminstrators …
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You Don't Need A 740 FICO Score To Get A Mortgage

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You Don't Need A 740 FICO Score To Get A Mortgage
Current mortgage rates are low, but only some mortgage borrowers will access to the lowest rates available. The secret to low mortgage rates is to carry better-than-average credit. And, even if your current credit scores are low, there are ways to make …
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Spending: What you need to know about credit monitoring

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Spending: What you need to know about credit monitoring
1. No service is bulletproof. After the massive Target data breach in 2013, for example, customers were offered ProtectMyID, an Experian-owned service that provided daily credit monitoring, fraud insurance and personal assistance from a fraud …
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How Mega-Breaches Could Literally Kill You

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How Mega-Breaches Could Literally Kill You
It was not very long ago that information shared with your doctor was sacrosanct, at the same remove from exposure as utterances made under the protection of an attorney-client relationship or pillow talk in a spousal bed. That may no longer be the …
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Employers Can Provide Credit Monitoring and Other Identity Protection Services …

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Employers Can Provide Credit Monitoring and Other Identity Protection Services …
Earlier this year, we reported that the Internal Revenue Service clarified that it would not consider the value of credit monitoring and other identity protection services provided by employers to employees in connection with a data breach to be …
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Why you shouldn't feel ashamed of your credit card debt

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Why you shouldn't feel ashamed of your credit card debt
But if it saves you from bankruptcy, it could be worth the trouble. And you don't necessarily need to haggle with your creditors to get better terms. If you have a good or excellent credit score, for instance, you could apply for a 0% APR balance …
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Annexation re-visited: Fort Wayne may explore idea to boost revenue streams

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Annexation re-visited: Fort Wayne may explore idea to boost revenue streams
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21ALIVE) — Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry's administration may take a hard look at the idea of expanding the city's borders. Annexation is something Henry has not pursued during his first two terms in office, but that may change in the …
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Sign-up now for credit monitoring after Georgia data breach

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Sign-up now for credit monitoring after Georgia data breach
Georgians can sign up for state-funded credit monitoring, four weeks after a massive breach of sensitive data affecting 6 million voters. A link posted Wednesday afternoon on the Georgia Secretary of State Office's website takes users to a special sign …
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What can I do if I have no credit history?

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What can I do if I have no credit history?
What can I do if I have no credit history? Consumer expert Jessica Gorst-Williams explains how to establish a credit history if you don't already have one. Tips on how to improve your credit score. If you do not have a history shown on a credit file …
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Staying Safe: What You Need to Know About Identity Theft Security Plans

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Staying Safe: What You Need to Know About Identity Theft Security Plans
It's not enough to just protect yourself from identity theft or fraud, but also to know how to come back and repair your situation after it does happen. Many plans will allow you to monitor your personal activity and details, but some will offer …
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Protect yourself from identity theft scams and schemes

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Protect yourself from identity theft scams and schemes
Residents should be on guard against identity theft schemes and scams during the holiday season. (Photo: AP file). 3 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. The holiday shopping season has begun, and so have the scams and identity theft …
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He's the Top U.S. Mortgage Salesman. His Daughter Isn't Buying It

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He's the Top U.S. Mortgage Salesman. His Daughter Isn't Buying It
David Stevens, president and chief executive officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association, stands with his daughter Sara Stevens in the Senate Russell Building in Washington, D.C., on June 5, 2014. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg. Don't Miss Out …
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Politics and Your Money

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Politics and Your Money
Here's something you can plan on for the next year: uncertainty. The 2016 presidential election will surely rile financial markets. In fact, it already has. This past fall, biotech stocks lost $38 billion in a single day after Democratic frontrunner …
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McConnaughay to host senior health fair in St. Charles

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McConnaughay to host senior health fair in St. Charles
… Kane County Health Department, state agencies and local health organizations on a variety of topics, including transportation and assisted living options, home and Internet safety, and financial security – including how to protect yourself from …
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12 Tips to Outsmart Financial Spies

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12 Tips to Outsmart Financial Spies
10, 2015. 10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During the Holidays. By Kimberly Palmer | Nov. 10, 2015. 4 Essential Books for Fixing Your Debt Problems. By Trent Hamm | Nov. 10, 2015. 9 Ways to Save When Holiday Shopping With Credit Cards.
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Viral video explains how to talk to your kids about 'Star Wars'

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Viral video explains how to talk to your kids about 'Star Wars'
But one viral video, which has had nearly half a million views since November of last year, aims to help dads out with that very important discussion with their children. I'm referring, of course, to the first time parents introduce their kids to "Star …
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Evolution of Policing: Part 2

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Evolution of Policing: Part 2
Some posts show how to protect yourself from identity theft and prevent burglaries. Officer Tinsley tells us people even share photos with him, "An example, finding a syringe on the ground." He then can share those photos with the public and give tips …
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Why You Should Get Security Freezes Before Your Information is Stolen

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Why You Should Get Security Freezes Before Your Information is Stolen
Whether your personal information has been stolen or not, your best protection against someone opening new credit accounts in your name is the security freeze (also known as the credit freeze), not the often-offered, under-achieving credit monitoring.
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BBB launches scam tracker to report and track illegal schemes

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BBB launches scam tracker to report and track illegal schemes
CREDIT MONITORING: Some experts say there's not much to be gained from a paid credit monitoring service. But it can't hurt to sign up for any monitoring offered for free by a company or any other entity that may have held your information when it was …
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