It’s the worst scenario – your child forges your name and takes out a Parent PLUS student loan in your name. What can you do?
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 […]
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 […]