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 •  October 16

Photo ©iStockphoto.com/Csondy Have you started your holiday shopping already? If so, you aren’t alone. The 2017 holiday shopping survey from BestBlackFriday.com shows that over one-quarter of Americans started their holiday shopping in September or before. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday shopping is expected to increase as much...

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 •  October 14

runeer/Getty Images Are payday loans abusive? Should they be more heavily regulated? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Contrary to what many people might otherwise believe, the payday loan industry is in fact highly regulated. The problem...

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 •  October 4

Pixabay Security is usually the major concern in the world of financial information. Breaches of data, as in the case of last month’s Equifax debacle, are becoming an all-too-common news story — even though it involved over 140 million victims. Consumers are rightly concerned about the integrity of their privacy rights and financial vulnerability....

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 •  October 4

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) forced former Equifax CEO Richard Smith to admit that the credit reporting agency profits from data breaches in a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday. Smith testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs about a security breach Equifax disclosed in September that exposed the personal data...

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 •  October 3

As a wealth advisor, I usually write about informative and educational topics like preparing for retirement, helping your kids fly the nest, and making better investment decisions. But in light of the recent Equifax hack, along with similar hacks at Target, Yahoo!, and others – and the common misperceptions about them – I think it’s important to...

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 •  September 29

Consider these five terrifying words: “I can’t find my credit card!” Panic sets in. Now you have to immediately contact your credit card issuer, cancel your cards, and go through the headache of resetting all of your accounts and automatic payments – or do you? Some credit card issuers offer a convenient locking feature that allows you to freeze...

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 •  September 28

Getty Images Protecting devices is one thing, but how can data be truly protected so we won’t see another Equifax? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. When Equifax revealed weeks ago that its servers were hacked, it exposed hundreds of millions...

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 •  September 26

Electronic waste is a huge problem that the world has to deal with. Every aspect of human existence is now invaded by electronic devices-TVs, servers, phones, refrigerators, and the rest. This has led to an unprecedented increase in the volume of e-waste in the world. In America alone, e-waste forms 70% of the overall waste in the...

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 •  September 24

The Equifax data breach has left millions of consumers bewildered and concerned about whether they will become victims of identity theft. Why was Equifax so cavalier about protecting consumer data? And why in the wake of the data breach has it been so inept in helping consumers who are trying to protect themselves from identity theft? The answer is...

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 •  September 21

When I first saw the news that Equifax had a data breach, my initial thought was, “This is very bad.” In the days since then, the news has not gotten much better. The ramifications are essentially permanent. Since the breach affected 143 million Americans – more than half of all the adults who live in the United States – I think we need to assume...