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  • Probes launch of hackers who targeted Jay-Z, Beyonce, LAPD chief

     
    Credit reporting agencies said they are investigating how hackers were able to obtain personal information on a wide array of public figures that included Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Jay-Z and Beyonce. The hackers posted detailed financial...
  • Measuring identity theft protection services

     
    People occasionally ask me what I know about companies that offer identity theft protection services and whether they are worth the cost. I haven't explored that issue, but the Consumer Federation of America has, and it issued an update this......
  • You're entitled to more consumer reports than you may realize

     
    Many people know we're all entitled to one free report annually from the major credit bureaus - Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. It's a good idea to check them to make sure your credit history is accurate. But did you know......
  • Non-spouse inherits 401(k); What rules apply?

    Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...
  • Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser

    Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser
    Sensitive financial and healthcare information is stored on Web browsers, making it easily accessible to hackers, a new analysis has found. Web browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer – often save images and other content on...
  • Minimize the odds of becoming an identity theft victim

    Minimize the odds of becoming an identity theft victim
        What you can do to minimize the odds of becoming  an identity theft victim:     * Shred documents with personal information before throwing them away.     * Don't carry your Social Security card or write your Social Security number on a check....
  • Credit reporting digs deeper

    Credit reporting digs deeper
    Sometimes it's hard to escape the notion that our lives are being slowly, inevitably reduced to a single database. For instance, if you thought your current credit report told the full story of your financial persona, it's nothing compared to what's on...
  • Spare cash for your spare room

    Spare cash for your spare room
    Homeowners feeling the pinch from the stumbling economy are tapping a source of cash close to home: their basement, attic or extra bedroom. Of course, financial hardship isn't the only reason to rent out part of your home. This option may also appeal to...
  • Video: David Lazarus on debt help you don't need

     
    Be wary of any company that wants to charge recurring fees to help lower the amount of money you owe, consumer columnist David Lazarus say....
  • What to do if your identity is stolen

     
    Would you know what to do if your identity was stolen? You have more rights than you may know. If someone uses your name and Social Security number to open credit cards, drain your bank account, ring up large bills......
  • Obama isn't paying your electric bill

     
    The federal government wastes more money every day than I'll earn in a lifetime, but one thing Uncle Sam isn't springing for is your electric bill. Don't believe it if you get a text message, Twitter or Facebook message or......
  • Ways to stop identity theft

    Ways to stop identity theft
    Here are some quick and easy things to do keep you and your family safe from identity thieves. Shred. You can stop identity thieves by buying a quality crosscut shredder. Shred everything with your name, address and other personal information on it. This...