Disability income and debt
Disability income and debt

What can disabled persons do about telephone calls and letters from collectors? What happens if you are sued?

Don't Be Fooled By Package Delivery Confirmation Scams
Don't Be Fooled By Package Delivery Confirmation Scams

How often do you have packages delivered to your home? Maybe you've lost track of how many things you've ordered during the holiday shopping season – which makes you more vulnerable to package delivery confirmation...

Can the IRS or student loan creditors garnish my Social Security?
Can the IRS or student loan creditors garnish my Social Security?

Find out how you can protect your financial interests

9 Tips for Free Shipping Day
9 Tips for Free Shipping Day

Christmas Shipping Can Still Be Free Are you a procrastinator who hasn't started your holiday shopping yet? If not, are you still hunting for deals even after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Green...

How To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season
How To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

You've overspent during past holiday seasons, but you're determined not to let it happen this year. What's your plan to prevent painful post-holiday bills? A new study from Elevate's Center for the New Middle...

Don't Answer That Text From Your "Bank"
Don't Answer That Text From Your "Bank"

Does your bank have a cardless ATM? Cardless ATMs interact with your smartphone to let you withdraw cash from your bank's enabled ATMs without inserting a card into a card reader. With some ATMs, your smartphone app...

Double-check your beneficiaries
Double-check your beneficiaries

What happens to your financial accounts when you pass away? They will be passed along to the beneficiary or beneficiaries designated for that account – but what happens when your beneficiaries are out-of-date?

Identity Theft Victims Lose More Than Cash
Identity Theft Victims Lose More Than Cash

Identity theft is rampant in America. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, 16.7 million Americans were affected by identity theft just in the year 2017, with a total of $16.8 billion stolen – an average of just over...

Get A Credit Card Without A Job
Get A Credit Card Without A Job

Life can be difficult without the convenience of a credit card – but if you are just starting out on your own and have no job yet, or you're down on your luck and currently unemployed, will you be able to qualify for a...

More Than Half Of Store Credit Cardholders Believe They Are Necessary For Holiday Shopping
More Than Half Of Store Credit Cardholders Believe They Are Necessary For Holiday Shopping

It's time to flex your credit-card-swiping muscles to prepare for the holidays – but what type of credit card will you be swiping? Will it be a general-use credit card, or a store credit card designed to maximize rewards...

MoneyTips Premium Membership Now Available To Protect You From Identity Theft
MoneyTips Premium Membership Now Available To Protect You From Identity Theft

Another day, another huge data hack. With half-a-billion people affected by the Marriott International breach, it's a great day for identity thieves, but bad for the rest of us. At MoneyTips, we've heard and...

Now Is The Best Time For A Rewards Credit Card
Now Is The Best Time For A Rewards Credit Card

Do you have a rewards credit card? If not, now is the perfect time to consider one. The holiday season provides two motivating factors – special rewards offers from credit card issuers and the increased spending necessary to...

EMV chips don't stop credit card fraud
EMV chips don't stop credit card fraud

There are two primary reasons America isn't using the EMV technology to its full potential, and the technology doesn't address all forms of fraud

21 Tips For Surviving A Layoff
21 Tips For Surviving A Layoff

By Roshni Chowdhry, head of customer experience at SafetyNet Being laid off is not something most people plan for. Even though unemployment is low right now, some industries (including retail) have seen several layoffs in...

1 In 3 uses credit cards for home improvement
1 In 3 uses credit cards for home improvement

How would you finance a home improvement project? If it's beyond what you can pay for in cash, you might consider using a credit card instead of a home equity loan or line of credit

3 In 10 Kids Have Used Parents' Credit Or Debit Cards Without Permission
3 In 10 Kids Have Used Parents' Credit Or Debit Cards Without Permission

You're reviewing your credit card bill and find some odd charges. How did you rack up hundreds of dollars in online gaming charges? Your first thoughts may be fraud – but before filing a fraud report, think about who...

Student loans are hurting Millennials' net worth
Student loans are hurting Millennials' net worth

Since student debt draws money away from other savings and investment opportunities, the long-term effect on net worth can be devastating

Checking account scams
Checking account scams

Your checking account is a tempting target for thieves. You must stay alert for the many varieties of checking account scams – but first, you must be able to recognize a scam when you see one

Savings Rates By Age
Savings Rates By Age

The ability to save money is one of the many skills one must learn in order to become financially successful, and one of the most difficult. Moody's Analytics analyzed different demographics and determined that savings...

Why your neighbors are tapping their home equity
Why your neighbors are tapping their home equity

If you did tap your home equity, what would you do with the funds?

Free government program can help you master your finances
Free government program can help you master your finances

You're never too old to learn new things – including better money management practices

Is the housing market turning?
Is the housing market turning?

The housing market has suffered from excess demand and limited supply for years, causing a sharp increase in home prices, but the turning point may have arrived

7 Ways To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft This Black Friday
7 Ways To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft This Black Friday

Practice Safe Shopping What does Black Friday protection mean to you? Maybe it's helmets and elbow pads as you battle your fellow consumers for doorbuster deals. Maybe it's protecting your space in line. Maybe it...

Credit Card Limits Tightening
Credit Card Limits Tightening

Did your credit card limit unexpectedly decrease? If so, would you believe the good economy is the reason why? Capital One and Discover, two of America's largest credit card issuers, recently announced a tightening of...

Don't let your kids' school release their personal data
Don't let your kids' school release their personal data

Identity thieves love to steal children's identities, and you need to take the right steps to help prevent it

Price-Matching Credit Cards
Price-Matching Credit Cards

You have many factors to consider when choosing a credit card — interest charges, rewards programs, security measures, and the like — but do you ever consider the price-matching perk? Are you even aware that credit cards can...

Only 1 out of 7 monitors their Social Security number online
Only 1 out of 7 monitors their Social Security number online

Do you monitor your Social Security number for any signs of fraudulent use? A new survey suggests you think that you should, but you probably don't.

How Would Proposed Changes To Loan Officers' Pay Affect You?
How Would Proposed Changes To Loan Officers' Pay Affect You?

Do you know how your mortgage loan officer is compensated? You should if you plan to buy a home, because your loan officer's compensation could have the potential to affect your mortgage loan – and proposed new changes...

3 types of fraud alerts
3 types of fraud alerts

You probably know that you can place a fraud alert on your credit reports – but did you know there are three different types of fraud alerts that you can apply?

Surprise! Debit cards have fees
Surprise! Debit cards have fees

You didn't know? You're not alone

Identity Thieves Can Still Use Your Credit Despite A Fraud Alert
Identity Thieves Can Still Use Your Credit Despite A Fraud Alert

With all the security breaches in the news, you've decided to protect your credit by placing a fraud alert on your account with the major credit reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion). Now you can rest...

Knowing your credit score leads to higher credit scores!
Knowing your credit score leads to higher credit scores!

According to a new study, knowledge of your credit score does give you the power to manage credit responsibly

Before You Apply For That Store Credit Card...
Before You Apply For That Store Credit Card...

You're making a major purchase at a department store or big box retailer. You're offered savings and promotions if you sign up for a store credit card on the spot. Why wouldn't you take advantage of the offer? A...

Don't let a refi hurt your credit score
Don't let a refi hurt your credit score

Do you have a loan payment that is squeezing your monthly budget a bit tighter than you'd planned?

7 Charges not to put on credit cards
7 Charges not to put on credit cards

It's smart to get the most out of your credit cards, but do so within a budget and with one thought in mind "Is a credit card the best way to pay for this item?"

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