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#1 Key To Preventing Tax Identity Theft

Are you worried about tax identity crooks taking away your return? Here's the best way to outsmart them... How to beat the tax return ID thieves at their own game During the last few years, crooks have been stealing people's Social Security numbers and then filing false returns as though ...

How to avoid or fix an Android virus

How to avoid or fix an Android virus

A nasty virus is taking Android phones hostage and demanding a ransom from the user. How to prevent getting it...or fix it if you're already infected.

 

4 Ways To Stay Safe When Using Craigslist

Craigslist can be a great place to buy all kinds of items -- but you've got to be careful or it could cost you your life. Follow this advice to stay safe when you use Craigslist Some time ago, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution ran a story about a Lexus on Craigslist ...

These laptops could be infected with spyware

These laptops could be infected with spyware

If you have a laptop, you could have someone watching your every move online. Here are the specific computers at risk and how you can fix it.

How to avoid undeserved rental car damage fees

How to avoid undeserved rental car damage fees

Don't let your wallet get dinged for other people's previous damage on your rental car. Here are some steps you’ll be wise to take before driving away.

Inside the Timeshare Sales Pitch

I recently had the opportunity to use a family member’s timeshare package to take a vacation. Moments after arriving at the resort, the staff had already set the wheels in motion in hopes of selling me my own timeshare. The timeshare indoctrination begins... After checking in, a man at the ...

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.

 

3 Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Gift Cards

Gift cards are really popular this time of year. But when you buy one, I want to make sure you are protected. Is your gift card going to be emptied before you even use it? Gift cards sold off display racks at stores are becoming a hot target for scamsters ...

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, ...

Alternatives To Costly Car Rental Insurance

Many people only rent cars about twice a year, once during a summer vacation and once during the Christmas holidays. That leaves a lot of unsuspecting motorists open to common rip-off fees that the car-rental agencies like to push. Here are some simple ways to make sure you get cheap ...

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