To start the year off right financially, there’s one simple task that makes every future personal finance move easier: pulling your credit report. Taking a few minutes to access and examine your report can save you from headaches later on … Read More »
Everyone should check their credit report periodically. Do you know what to do when there is a mistake? Learn the steps to resolve credit report errors as well as an example credit report dispute letter.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In order to observe this national effort to promote online safety, we’re offering tips on creating strong passwords. Password security is often neglected in favor of keeping login details simple and consistent across … Read More »
The American Library Association wants you to join them in Choose Privacy Week, an annual initiative that focuses on privacy rights, especially for youth. Let’s review ways to keep your child’s identity safe as a contribution to Choose Privacy Week.
April is National Financial Literacy Month. As part of our educational article series, we are focusing on what you should be doing if your identity was stolen. With increased use of credit/debit cards in our daily transactions both online and … Read More »
As part of the series to celebrate Credit Education Month, this week we will focus on understanding the concept of a credit freeze and a fraud alert. These two concepts are fundamentally different in the way they are applied under … Read More »
In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we at Talking Cents would like to remind our readers about the importance of protecting yourself from cyber crime and identity theft. With so much private information existing in a digital format, tech … Read More »
It’s Choose Privacy Week! It’s probably not printed on most calendars, but this week (developed by the American Library Association) is an important reminder for consumers to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy. We think this is … Read More »
Often referred to as a “virtual” or “disposable” credit card number, this temporary option can give you more protection from hackers and identity thieves when shopping. Many consumers are unaware of this service that several of the larger credit card companies … Read More »