Placing a security freeze on your credit reports alone does not protect you from every threat posed by the Equifax fiasco. In addition to credit information, hackers also accessed Social Security numbers (SSN), dates of birth, and drivers license numbers. These data can expose you to other dangers besides fraudulent credit accounts. You should take the following four steps to protect yourself.
The debt limit can be very confusing to understand. How are we so far in debt yet we get all our budgets approved?
Many consumers were unnerved to learn that Equifax, the giant credit-reporting corporation, suffered a data breach between mid-May and July that exposed sensitive personal information for an estimated 143 million individuals.
Recently several clients have called to inquire about the Equifax notification that criminal hacking may have occurred. Here is the announcement from Equifax and a link for you to check to make sure your identify was not compromised.
Probably the most forgotten minority in America is the “elder orphans”—aging retirees who no longer have a spouse (if they ever had one), no kids and no caregiver.
Chances are, the market barometer you most often hear about is the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Every evening, the Dow’s ups or downs are soberly reported as if they reflect something important. They don't.
The only way to know if your investments are “beating the market” is to compare their performance to “the market,” which is not easy.
Most of the decline has come from vanishing companies ranging from small to microcap—the sort of names you probably haven’t heard of.
How well do you connect with other people in informal social occasions? If you tend to be shy or awkward at cocktail parties or networking events, it can be bad for your career and rob you of connection with others who might become friends or mentors.