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Posts from December, 2012

Protect Your Identity While Holiday Job-hunting

Dec 14

Protect Your Identity While Holiday Job-hunting A holiday job is an opportunity to make extra money, and if you do well, there’s a chance your employer may want to hire you for year-round work. Unfortunately, the seasonal employment uptick is also an opportunity for identity thieves. All those job applications contain a great deal of personal, identifying information. Take steps to protect your identity while you’re looking for seasonal work.

Do You Want to Get Fiscally Fit for the New Year?

Dec 12

Do You Want to Get Fiscally Fit for the New Year? Getting out of debt and saving money makes it into the Top 10 of New Year’s Resolutions every year. If you’re serious about getting financially fit, here are some tips.

Cyber Buyers Beware: Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Dec 11

Cyber Buyers Beware: Safety Tips for the Holiday Season Spending online is skyrocketing. U.S. consumers spent a record-breaking $1.46 billion on Cyber Monday alone and more than $1 billion on Black Friday, according to comScore Inc. If you’re part of this online shopping craze, here are some safety tips to keep in mind this holiday season.

Eight Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Dec 11

Eight Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft If your personal information has been exposed in a breach, you may want to take the following steps to protect yourself from identity theft.

Tis’ the Season to Be… Scammed?

Dec 10

Tis’ the Season to Be… Scammed? Americans typically shell out hundreds of millions to charities during the holiday season. Before you dig into your purse or wallet, the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement officials recommend taking the following precautions to avoid common charity scams.