It’s an all too common story on the news these days, data-breaches at banks or other institutions that have our personal information, it happens more frequently as technology becomes more integrated into our daily lives. What does it really mean for us, the consumers? Here are a few tips on how to handle the situation. […]

Telemarketers seem to target anyone with an active phone number, and their annoying and untimely solicitation calls are usually as appreciated as a fellow movie-goer chewing popcorn with his mouth open. “I’m not interested” might buy you a month or two of respite, but telemarketers seem to use Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous catchphrase, “I’ll be bawck…” as […]

As you may remember from last year’s post on online shopping, the Internet is a fantastic resource but one that must be used carefully. This is particularly true when one is using email and social media sites such as Facebook. Although Facebook and email have transformed the way that we communicate with each other, they […]

Millions of adults fall victim to identity theft each year, and while individuals are becoming more knowledgeable about how to protect themselves, few rarely think about protecting their children from identity theft.  Identity thieves are increasingly targeting children, using their personal information for credit, employment, and medical and criminal purposes.  In the mind of an […]

Recently, a news story was released revealing that sensitive information about numerous celebrities, including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Hillary Clinton, was posted on a public website.  The website posted addresses, financial data, social security numbers, and even credit card numbers of the celebrities.  While the accuracy of the information is still under investigation, this story […]