Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 17, 2015 4:15 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More tax identity theft victims from a hack of an IRS online service have been identified. The total now stands at 334,000.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:56 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Whom can you trust when it comes to protecting your identity? Apparently no one, as this week’s sentencing of an Alabama jailer for tax ID theft shows.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 4:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Senate Finance Committee chairman has suggested some changes to our tax system.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:57 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers enjoying summer vacations must still take steps to protect themselves against identity theft.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:56 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

When it comes to identity thieves vs. the Internal Revenue Service, the crooks have the edge. For now. But the IRS says it’s prevention efforts are making a difference.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:17 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Equifax is educating consumers about identity theft through a newly launched website.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxpayers are sending in their 1040s. So are identity thieves, who steal taxpayer info and then submit fake returns before the real taxpayers send in their 1040s.

Thursday, October 04, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Be mindful of the personal information the child carries around day to day. Keep sensitive data in a safe place, not at the bottom of a school bag.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 8:00 am
By Dan Miranda · Bankrate.com

Did you know that removing dollar signs from a menu is one way restaurants get you to spend more money?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

While these fraudsters probably won’t fool too many people, check fraud is serious business and costs banks close to $1 billion a year.

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