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The Future Landscape of Identity Theft: Children and Seniors Are Prime Targets

In today’s information-based world, identity theft takes many forms. From mailbox raiding and dumpster diving to skimming, medical benefits fraud, social network hacking, corporate data breaches, student identity theft — there’s nearly no end to the number of ways a thief can steal your identity. Today’s identity thieves are smarter, faster and more dangerous than

Links We Love: Smart Tips to Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving Travel

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re highlighting smart tips to take the stress out of Thanksgiving travel, why that Black Friday sale might not be such a great deal after all, and ten DIY gifts you can make

Credit Sesame Wins Prestigious Mobile and App Design Award

We have more exciting news! Credit Sesame is continuing our winning streak with another award—this time we’re excited to announce that Credit Sesame is a winner of the 2014 U.S. Mobile and App Design Awards in the Financial and Information Tools category. The U.S. Mobile and App Design Awards highlight the best in mobile design

How Hackers Use Stolen Information to Steal Your Identity (and More)

While America drowns in identity theft, hackers are drowning in stolen data. Maybe so much of it, it might actually take them some time to get around to you. But they will get around to you eventually so use the grace period to do all you can to minimize the damage when your number finally

Credit Sesame Wins IMA Outstanding Achievement Award in Financial Services

We have great news to share with our Credit Sesame users and fans! We’re excited to announce that the Credit Sesame Website has just been awarded the IMA Outstanding Achievement Award in the Financial Services category! The Outstanding Achievement award is the second highest honor bestowed by IMA, and is an extremely challenging award to

13 Ways the Law Protects Military Members’ Credit and Finances

Members of the armed forces who are deployed or called to active duty are protected by a law called the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, or SCRA. The law is meant to help the servicemember focus attention on the job at hand, protect his or her financial health and relieve some of the stress (often financial)

How to Avoid the Holiday Spending Hangover

This holiday season, the average household is expected to spend $684. While that’s a decrease of $51 from last year, it’s still a hefty expense for people to absorb during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since eating super-cheap PB&J for every meal isn’t really an option, you need to find some strategies to avoid