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Consumer Issues & ID Theft

One of the things I hope you will learn from my website is empowerment. That includes taking charge of your own money and knowing how to fight for your consumer rights. Learn how to protect yourself and effectively battle bureaucracy.Helpful Guides and Links:
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Easy Way To Stay on Top of Auto Recalls

If you're concerned with auto safety, the government now has a notification e-mail system that will alert you to recalls for your specific make, model, and year of car. Here's a simple way to learn about auto recalls There are recalls of cars all the time. Some serious, like braking ...

 

Your Guide to Medical Breaches: Anthem and Premera

Medical records have become the hot new target of crooks looking to steal your identity. Some 1 in 4 adult Americans were impacted by the Anthem breach. But that number could be 1 in 3 now with word of the Premera Blue Cross breach. Another major health insurer hacked With ...

Social media apps can pierce your privacy

Social media apps can pierce your privacy

Marketers have started keeping tabs on your spending habits by monitoring how you use certain social apps.

Why credit repair companies are a ripoff

Why credit repair companies are a ripoff

Some companies claim they can help you clean up your bad credit. Why it's a ripoff and how you can avoid it.

4 Ways To Opt Out of Junk Mail

In the aftermath of the Anthem breach, I've recommended people do a credit freeze. Yet there's a question that has popped up again and again about what happens after you freeze your credit. When someone freezes their credit, they may get a letter in their mailbox asking if they want ...

Why You Need To Turn Paper Statements Back On

Another day, another report about major security breaches! I read recently about a ring of hackers figured out how to break into the big banks' back office system in the fall of 2013. To this point, at least $1 billion has been stolen. And that's the floor, not the ceiling, ...

 

4 Ways To Spot Fake Online Reviews

The power of collective wisdom is an amazing thing. Thanks to technology, you can tap into endless online reviews to help you do everything from book sweet accommodations at an unknown hotel in an unfamiliar city, to discover a gluten-free soufflé joint right in your own backyard! How do you ...

 

Visa, MasterCard Seek New Methods of Authentication

The future of credit card anti-fraud technology is here...and it looks a lot like something out of Minority Report! Credit card cartels reaching for new authentication methods Over the next few weeks, your Visa issuer may ask you if its OK for them to track the location of your cellphone. ...

How To Fix Errors on a Credit Report

devastating my credit score. Knowing that I didn't have any lien filed against me, I challenged this item by first going to the state court's website. On their site, I put in the supposed case number for the alleged tax lien and quickly confirmed that the case number did not ...

High Quality Toilet Paper Comes Cheap

Toilet paper is magically shrinking before your eyes! So now it makes more of a difference than ever to get the best deal that you can. When I talked about this a couple of years ago, there were a few companies reducing the size of packages by doing tricks like ...

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