Digital alerts can let you know immediately when your card is used for a big purchase.
You probably assume that your bank's website is secure. However, a new report shows that banking websites might not be so airtight against attacks.
With the growth of mobile and online banking, using pen and paper to write a check seems more outdated every day.
There is no foolproof way to keep yourself completely safe, but there are precautions you can take that will reduce the risk your data will be compromised.
Economists and businesses are pretty good at knowing the balance between spending now and later. But human nature can get in the way of solid decisions.
Often there's a disconnect between what gives us the most joy and what we think we want. Once you've saved up for something, you'll want to spend the money without regret.
If you've canceled credit cards that might have been affected in recent breaches, you may think you're safe. But thieves' ingenuity means you have to keep your guard up.
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