Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:00 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says credit report complaints to the agency increased 56% between June and July.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:30 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

Here are some critical steps you can take to protect your personal information.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:29 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Teenagers looking to score some booze should steer clear of sites offering fake IDs for sale. The sites are often fronts for ID theft rings.

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:08 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Seniors can take a proactive step against ID theft by placing a security freeze on their credit reports.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:24 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Maryland has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit after a June 2014 data breach exposed the names, birth dates, email addresses and subscriber identification numbers of about 1.1 million customers.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:20 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tax identity theft is a growing, changing plague. But the IRS is evolving, too, in how it fights this persistent crime.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

How is your password integrity? If you’re not following these 3 tips, your passwords aren’t as strong as they could be.

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

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

Friday, August 14, 2015 12:42 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Victims of ID theft who get free credit monitoring services won’t have to report the value of those services as taxable income, according to the IRS.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:57 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

A New York-based firm that conducts background checks for a quarter of the Fortune 100 companies says the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of as many as 100,000 people nationwide may have been stolen.

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