Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:02 am
By Kay Bell ·

The IRS’ use of high-tech cellphone surveillance devices has some concerned about just what data will be collected and from whom.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:57 am
By Kay Bell ·

Be careful what you say, especially about your taxes. You never know who might be listening! One taxpayer’s conversation with the IRS made it onto Howard Stern’s show.

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

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

Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 am
By David McMillin ·

The CFPB is implementing a new rule that will allow certain banks and credit unions to stop sending privacy disclosures via standard mail. Do you understand your bank’s privacy policies?

Friday, July 18, 2014 11:42 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Social Security verification letters will continue to be available by postal mail.

Monday, February 11, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Banks use a combination of safeguards to protect their customers’ personal data. But customers themselves also must take a part in safeguarding their personal financial information. This means you. That’s a message from the American Bankers Association, ABA, a trade group in Washington, D.C., that represents banking companies and is urging bank customers to take

Friday, February 08, 2013 12:13 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Equifax is making big bucks from selling your salary information to potential employers and financial institutions.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 5:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Government officials in Argentina are now tracking debit card purchases, giving some credence to consumer worries over debit cards’ “paper trail.”

Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Four important tips for consumers who’ve recently opened a new bank checking account.

Monday, June 04, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Legislation would allow banks to mail out fewer privacy policy notices.