Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 04, 2016 11:10 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Use tax software? Then you could be a target of phishing scams seeking to steal your identity this filing season.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 12:30 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Sorry, Ben Franklin, but there’s a new adage about taxes: The only constants in life are taxes and tax scams.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 6:05 am
By Steve Weisman · Bankrate.com

The Internal Revenue Service has scrapped a proposed reporting rule for charities that critics had argued would have exposed donors to an increased risk of identity theft. Last fall, the IRS proposed a new regulation that would have allowed, but not required, charities to file a new form with the IRS called a “donee report.”

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 4:41 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Names, addresses and voting records were among the exposed voter information.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 9:37 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you need a tax transcript to apply for college financial aid, plan ahead. The Get Transcript hack has slowed access to taxpayer data.

Monday, December 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Steve Weisman · Bankrate.com

Should you worry if you receive a letter from the Office of Personnel Management?

Thursday, December 03, 2015 6:05 am
By Steve Weisman · Bankrate.com

Why throwing away your boarding pass is a bad idea.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 12:41 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

These gadgets are popular among gift-givers and criminals alike. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 12:26 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax professionals are the latest tax phishing target. But all sorts of scams, particularly related to charitable giving, pop up this time of year. Be careful out there!

Friday, November 27, 2015 6:05 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Watch out for emails that seem like job recruitment ads for local big-box stores. It could be a phishing scam.

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