Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · 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.

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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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