You can now freeze and unfreeze your credit report for free! What is the process like? Here is what you need to know to do it and rest easy.
If you find out someone took out student loans in your name, here’s how to deal with student loans and identity theft.
With the news of the Equifax data breach, many people have been scared about their identity stolen – guess what? It already has been.
Let me begin by sharing a scenario with you. Jared has made the decision to purchase his first home. He has excellent credit so he has no concerns with obtaining a loan for his house. Jared applies for the loan only to be rejected by the bank. He’s a little confused so he pulls his […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
More and more people are falling victim each year to having their online accounts hacked, and the money withdrawn or transferred out.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 […]
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 […]