Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2:02 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Former, current and prospective federal employees should remain vigilant about protecting their identities.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:08 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Time to change the password guarding your passwords.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:09 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Uncle Sam, state tax departments and the tax industry private sector have united to fight tax identity theft and fraudulent refund filings.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 11:50 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

All eyes are on the IRS after crooks were able to access data on 104,000 previously filed tax returns. But the agency actually is doing a better job of stopping tax ID theft.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 8:30 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Every teenager should learn these financial lessons before heading off to college.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:59 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS’ online tax transcript feature was breached by crooks who used taxpayer data they stole elsewhere to get the filers’ tax information, too.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax-related identity theft is a growing problem, and two women contend in a lawsuit that Intuit, maker of the popular TurboTax, “facilitates” the cybercrime.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:25 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is asking some taxpayers to verify their identities before it will process their returns. Don’t panic. It’s a legitimate effort to stop tax identity theft.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 1:38 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new study suggests anonymous credit card data isn’t really so anonymous.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:36 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A group of South Florida college kids learned a lesson the hard way. They allegedly are part of a $1.9 million identity theft tax fraud ring.

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