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Credit Sesame Safe From Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed bug is a serious internet security flaw in OpenSSL, an open source security protocol used by two-thirds of internet websites to encrypt and protect a visitors’ sensitive data. Discovered independently by a Google engineer and Codenomicon, a security firm in Finland, Heartbleed has been dubbed the ultimate web nightmare. What’s most alarming about this… Read More

Financial Secrets: Are You Hiding Debt from Your Partner?

Hiding your debts from your partner has an expiration date. One of the benefits of having a pre-martial chat about money is that one walks into the commitment feeling ‘clean’; no secrets, no worrying at 3AM because you have debts you never told your partner about and they are looming up. Money issues bring up… Read More

Links We Love: Money Smart Strategies for Financial Literacy

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week’s highlights and links we love: — Three Money Smart Strategies for Financial Literacy – Forbes — Teaching Kids About Money: How to Prepare Them for Adulthood – Frugal Rules — The Ultimate List of Must Have Money Management/Savings… Read More

5 Mistakes Online Shoppers Make

Shopping online at home in your PJs is quick and easy, but that convenience makes it all too easy to waste money on things you won’t really need or spend more than you would in a store. Here’s a look at online shopping mistakes that could be costing you money. 1. Getting sucked in by… Read More

4 Ways to Get Out of Debt, Which Is Right for You?

Half of all U.S. households carry credit card debt from month to month. At least 37 million Americans have student loan debt. A single significant event – like a layoff or a medical emergency – can bring a person to the brink of bankruptcy or beyond. Countless others simply get into debt over their heads… Read More

Ask the Expert: Should I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

In case you haven’t checked your calendar, April 15th is tax day. That day represents the Internal Revenue Service’s tax filing deadline for the year. And, if you owe money to the U.S Treasury or your state’s tax authority, you’ll have to either mail your payment that day or file for an extension. Filing for… Read More

How to Avoid a Tax Audit

It’s April. And along with chirping birds and warmer weather, the arrival of this month means it’s also crunch time for filing your taxes. If even thinking about the taxman causes you to break out in hives from fear of being audited, calm your nerves. After all, the IRS audits only about one percent of… Read More