Keeping Safe in an Unsafe World

You should assume that criminals have your private information – credit card numbers, date of birth, Social Security number, etc.  If they did not already have this data from hacks at Target, Home Depot, Yahoo, and other institutions, they almost assuredly have some of your private information following the Equifax breach.  “But wait,” you say, [...]

Two Underutilized and Critical Steps to Protect Your Credit

The “Heartbleed” Internet security bug recently brought the important issue of personal information security into the spotlight.  While the Heartbleed bug was widespread and allowed scammers access to personal information including Internet usernames and passwords, it does not cause reason to panic.  Most financial institutions, including Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade, did not use the vulnerable [...]