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Personal Finance News
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Debt, Investing
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2016

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Following the Equifax hack, Credit Karma to launch free ID monitor, a new free service that will alert customers if their identity data has been compromised in hacks. The San Francisco-based fintech company said the new ID monitoring service is being tested and will be available in October in the wake of massive breach at credit monitoring agency Equifax. CreditKarma saw a 50 percent spike in sign-ups to its platform in ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 5:12 PM
By now you have probably heard that personal information for 143 million people was compromised at Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States. The compromised information included individual names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers. Rick Smith, Chairman and CEO of Equifax Inc., explains in details on the worst cybersecurity incident that exposes consumer information below. Here are some ways you should be taking to protect ...
Posted: Sep 16 2017 @ 12:48 PM
Credit reporting firm Equifax says data breach could potentially affect 143 million US consumers. The Equifax breach is vert possibly themost severe leak of personal info ever for a simple reason: the breath-taking amount of highly sensitive data it handed over to criminals. Personal data including birth dates, credit card numbers and more were obtained in the breach. Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a cybersecurity ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 1:27 PM
As most consumers prefer reward credit cards that give money back, PayPal plans to roll out credit card with 2% cash rebate to compete as the best cash back card on the market. Bloomberg reported: “The online payments venture is introducing a credit card that offers customers 2 percent cash back on purchases — one of the industry’s highest rebate rates — with no annual fee. The rewards will appear in ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 11:50 AM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) indicates that people impacted by Hurricane Harvey can start filing for federal assistance. According to FEMA, assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance. If you don’t have internet ...
Posted: Aug 29 2017 @ 1:26 PM
Whole Foods just got less expensive after Amazon completed its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods on Monday. “Starting Monday, Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices on a selection of best-selling staples across its stores, with much more to come,” the companies said in a press release on Thursday. Business Insider reported: “On Friday, Business Insider visited a Whole Foods location in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, and checked the ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 5:11 PM
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Americans paid $15 billion in overdraft fees last year. That’s an awful lot of money that consumers wasted on unnecessary and preventable fees. CNN Money reported: In 2016, U.S. consumers paid a total of $15 billion in fees for bouncing checks or overdrafting — which is when a customer tries to make a purchase without enough money in their account to cover the transaction ...
Posted: Aug 27 2017 @ 2:16 PM
A year ago, about 75 percent of U.S. workers said they were living from payday to payday, a number that has grown to 78 percent this year. CBS News reported: Almost 8 out of 10 American workers say they live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. That can force people to take on debt or otherwise struggle when an unexpected bill arises. It ...
Posted: Aug 24 2017 @ 11:16 AM
An Indian court has granted a woman permission to divorce her husband after he consistently refused to build a toilet in their home, forcing her to relieve herself in the open. The divorce was granted after proof of undue financial demands are shown in a family court. As reported by The Telegraph, Family court judge Rajendra Kumar Sharma in India’s western Rajasthan state ruled on 18 August that a toilet was ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 5:35 PM
A recent survey shows that a high credit score ranks above looks, ambition, courage, and sense of humor when daters are looking for the love of their lives. Bloomberg reported: “It turns out credit scores are statistical shorthand for a whole lot more than the likelihood you’ll repay a loan, according to a number of consumer surveys and academic studies. One study, released two years ago, looked at consumer credit data over 15 years and ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 3:54 PM

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