Defending Your Credit: Know Your Rights

Defending Your Credit: Know Your Rights

Defending Your Credit: Know Your Rights For many people, a good credit score is a point of pride — and essential to their sense of financial well-being. After all, good credit can be the key to obtaining a mortgage or a business loan. It can ease the way to home...
Protecting Yourself from Data Breaches and Identity Thieves

Protecting Yourself from Data Breaches and Identity Thieves

The amount of time Americans spend online — emailing, direct messaging, keeping up with social media, and simply surfing the Internet — keeps going up. According to the latest annual study by the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg, we now spend close to 24...
Decipher the Announcement of the Massive Zynga Data Breach

Decipher the Announcement of the Massive Zynga Data Breach

If you played Words with Friends your personal information was compromised Gaming apps are meant to provide a relaxing, carefree escape for smartphone users, but a massive data breach at Zynga, developer of some of the most popular social games, has players reeling —...
Protecting Your Investment from Securities Fraud

Protecting Your Investment from Securities Fraud

We’ve all seen the headlines. A stock that was supposed to be the Next Big Thing turns out to be a loss leader. A brokerage house that was supposed to be Too Big to Fail shuts its doors. Investors complain that they were misled, and the whole venture ends in a crash...
Class Action Lawsuits Challenge High Overdraft Fees

Class Action Lawsuits Challenge High Overdraft Fees

American consumers are accustomed to forking over driblets of their hard-earned cash to the banks that handle their personal accounts, from ATM fees to surcharges for writing too many checks in a given month. But one of the most burdensome fees is also one of the most...