October 2016

Warning: This new IRS scam cost a college student $1,762 in savings
This article from Clark Howard describes the scam and how you can avoid it.

How Much Control Do You Actually Have Over Your Private Data?
This article from Consumerist describes how various types of data are protected, who has to protect it, and who you can complain to.

Consumer Reports has put together a list from many security experts of 66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Now. If that sounds like too many, then check out their 10-Minute Digital Privacy Tuneup. Implementing just a few can improve your online privacy.

August 2016

How to Save on Back-to-School Shopping
These article from Consumer Reports shares several smart shopping strategies.

5 Quick Ways to Save Energy on Home Cooling
Check out these energy and money saving tips from Energy.gov

Fraud Affects Every Community
These resources from the FTC can help you protect your community—especially older adults, military families and immigrants from fraud.

Travel Tipping Quiz
Take this quiz to find out if you know who to tip and how much when traveling.

July 2016

Online Tracking
Check out the FTC's updated guide which describes different methods of online tracking, how they work, and how you can control them.

How to Minimize Your Risk of Smartphone Hacking
These tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse can help you make your smartphone more secure.

These mysterious fees are driving up your cell phone bill
This article from Clark Howard explains the fees and surcharges on your bill.

7 Ways to Score Brilliant Bargains at Garage Sales
Like to shop at garage/yard sales? Read these tips from Consumer Reports before heading out on your next trip.

June 2016

Deep Insert ATM Skimmers May Pose a Risk to Your Money
This article from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse describes ways to reduce your risk from these skimmers.

Federal student tax? No such thing.
Here are tips from the FTC to help you avoid this scam.

12 things your homeowners insurance probably doesn't cover
Does your homeowner's policy cover these things?

The Way You Drive, Not Just Where, Is Yet Another Piece of Totally Identifiable Personal Data
This article from Consumerist describes how data a car's onboard computer collects can be used to identify the drivers.

May 2016

How to Recycle Old Electronics
This article from Consumer Reports describes 3 ways to get rid of old electronics.

Prepaid Cards and Your Privacy
This article from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse describes 5 privacy and consumer protection concerns with prepaid cards.

10 Things Every Kid Should Know About Money by Age 18
This slide show from Kiplinger.com describes these 10 things and tips for getting it done.

Lightbulb buying guide
Before buying any lightbulbs, check out this buying guide from Consumer Reports.

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