7 Things You Must Do to Protect Yourself From Fraud

This post was sponsored by Chase. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The College Investor. How would you feel if you spent years building up your personal assets and then in one swoop everything you worked for came crashing down? If you think something like that could never happen to you, you’re […]

5 Ways Your Social Media Accounts Gamble With Your Finances

Social media. I love it and I hate it. As a blogger it’s fun to connect with like-minded people who I would never have met in person. On the other hand I don’t use my personal accounts much at all. My Facebook feed is constantly bombarded by “selfies,” “duck faces,” and the same annoying e-cards […]

How To Prevent Identity Theft In College

I feel like I’ve been on a security kick this week, but I thought this would be helpful since January is traditionally a time to clean up and organize! Identity theft is a huge problem, and it is compounded by the ease of stealing an identity through carelessly discarded documents.  As ludicrous as it may sound, […]

Keeping Hackers Out Of Your Online Bank Accounts

More and more people are falling victim each year to having their online accounts hacked, and the money withdrawn or transferred out.  It is a very scary thought that someone could access your 401(k) or bank account, and simply transfer the money – but it happens, and it happens frequently.  While brokerages and industry safe […]

Do You Know What’s In Your Wallet?

Last week, an acquaintance of mine had her purse stolen. In it, she had her whole life of personal finance stuff: IDs, credit cards, etc. Within hours, whoever stole it had used her cards, and she has had to spend hours each day since battling the theft by calling banks, writing letter, etc. It is […]