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Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Protecting Yourself Against Credit Card Skimming Scams

While scammers have come up with these newer ways to rip off credit card information, the good old-fashioned method of skimming card information is still pretty common.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
What to Do if Your Credit Card is Lost or Stolen

Credit card fraud has long been a problem and it's one that continues to grow. If you fall into the unfortunate position where your credit card has been lost or stolen it is important to take quick action as soon as you notice the card has gone missing.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
4 Ways Credit Cards Have Transformed Society

The world has significantly evolved since those early days of using credit cards. When the credit industry was coming of age, the philosophy surrounding the importance of cards was very different from what it is today. Carrying a card was, in many ways, a symbol of prestige. Fast forward a few decades and it is often viewed upon as a symbol of liability.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Tips for Keeping Your Credit Cards Secure

Nowadays most people make their purchases through credit or debit cards. While paper money still has a place, electronic banking and transactions have become the norm. As a result, it is important to understand and have a good foundational knowledge of the ways you can protect your credit card accounts.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Break Bad Credit Card Habits

Over the years credit cards have grown to become one of the primary ways to pay for goods and services. To some, carrying credit cards is a necessity, to others there are many benefits to carrying one or more cards, the primary one probably being convenience. But what happens when spending gets out of control?

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Benefits of Carrying a Credit Card

There are many situations where having a credit card is very beneficial and, while the easiest solution to avoid accumulating debt may be to simply get rid of the plastic, it might not be a bad idea to hang onto at least one or two cards.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Ways Grocery Stores Use Rewards Cards for More Than Just Discounts

Grocery discount cards are very useful on many levels. For consumers, they offer savings or perceived savings on grocery items, and this attracts many people to apply for a card, but for grocery stores, the value is potentially so much more.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Missing Valuables to Consider if Your Wallet is Stolen

Today's more sophisticated and savvy thieves are aware of the value of the cards, documents and other necessities people carry in their wallets. Many thieves will go to extravagant lengths in order to get the information contained in wallets.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Credit Card Fraud: Avoid the Phisherman

Credit card phishing has quickly become a member of the growing list of email frauds. Credit card phishing scams are clever because of the way they use social engineering to lure unsuspecting people to give up their credit card information.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Ways Impulse Buying Could Easily Get You Into Debt

Impulse buying can lead to financial problems, and due to this reason it is important to be sure to spend only within your means in order to avoid the financial hardship that comes along with excess debt.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Credit Report Got You Down? Habits that Drag Down Scores

Bad credit can have a direct impact on your life. However, by avoiding the pitfalls that can ruin your credit, you can keep your rating in good standing. Also, if you really have trouble gaining credit, you can apply for a secured credit card.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
ATM Skimming Fraud: How Scammers Try to Steal Your Money

Unfortunately, ATM fraud is running rampant and a process called 'skimming' is not only on the rise, but becoming more sophisticated in nature and harder to detect. ATM card skimming occurs when a thief attaches an external device to an ATM machine in order to capture any information stored on the bank card of an account holder. 

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
Why You Should Be Careful When Using ATMs

People often do not think twice as they slip their card inside the machine and withdraw cash from their bank accounts. However, anyone using an ATM should proceed with caution. While not a new form of theft, a number of reports have emerged in recent years about ATM fraud being on the uptick.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Is Your Trash Can a Treasure Chest for Identity Thieves?

A trash can is a treasure chest for identity thieves. Think of all the sensitive information which still transpires on paper nowadays, eventually ending up as trash, and all the possible ways thieves could use this information.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Choosing a Good Shredder to Help Prevent ID Theft

When choosing a home shredder, it is important to know not all shredders are created equal. Consumers have several choices of shredders that range from basic and relatively inexpensive to pricey and elaborate.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Ways to Reduce the Chances of Your Identity Being Stolen

Despite the increase of public awareness about the issue, thieves are becoming savvier in the ways they try to steal personal information. As a result, it has become increasingly important to be proactive.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
5 Tips to Get Out of Debt

Obtaining freedom from debt is something many people strive to meet as a personal goal. No one likes to owe significant amounts of money, yet despite this fact, many people do eventually find themselves stuck under a mountain of debt. If you want to find that elusive freedom from debt, here are five steps that can help you meet this goal.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Scam Alert: When to Flee from 'Free'

Today, consumers can get many products online, free of charge, by providing some personal information that is valuable to marketers. Others may want people to take a survey to highlight their personal preferences. But not all offers are as good as they seem.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Ways to Stay on Good Terms With Your Old Boss

Aside from being the professional thing to do, the benefits of staying on good terms with a former employer are many. You never know when you might need a reference, or depending upon the industry circle, you might even end up working for or with your boss in another capacity.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Get Debt-free and Live a Debt-free Lifestyle

Getting out of debt is easier said than done. The good news is it is entirely possible to become debt-free and stay out of excessive financial obligations. It takes time, patience and vigilance, but it is doable if you put your mind to it.

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