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.

April 2016

Passwords and Your Privacy
Following these "dos" and "don'ts" from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse can help you create better passwords.

Shoppers Should Be Skeptical of Online Reviews
Check out these tips for spotting fake reviews.

Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips
Check out these tips for saving energy and money during the spring and summer.

A Bank Customer's Guide to Cybersecurity
This set of articles from the FDIC, provides lots of tips for safely banking and shopping online.

March 2016

Tax Season Fraud Prevention Tips
These tips and resources from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse can help you protect your personal and financial information and your identity.

Resources to Help You Prepare Your Tax Return and Resolve Tax Disputes
The IRS provides information about free and paid resources to help you find a tax professional or prepare your own return.

Mobile Payments: The Good, the Bad, and the Confusing
Do you use your smartphone to make payments or deposits then check out this video from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

You have the right to request your consumer reports
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has updated their list of consumer reporting companies where you can learn more about each specialty report and when you should check them.

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