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Another Day, Another Breach: The Five Stages of Breach Grief

Premera Blue Cross data breach exposes 11M people. Neal O’Farrel, identity theft expert for Credit Sesame, explains how the endless litany of data breaches have evolved into a predictable pattern in the way consumers react, and breaks down the five stages of breach grief.

5 Essential Habits of Consumers with Excellent Credit Scores

An excellent credit score opens the door to the best financing offers on the market. Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of them? Read on to learn the five essential habits of consumers with excellent credit scores.

Ask the Expert: Does My Credit Score Count My Income?

After getting a new job with a much higher salary, a Credit Sesame user writes in to find out if the increase in income will help his credit scores. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, answers.

16 Simple Savings Hacks That’ll Help You Save Money All Day Long

Some days — from the moment you get up until you lay your head down on the pillow to go to sleep — it feels like you’re hemorrhaging money. Even if it’s just a few dollars here and several there, by day’s end, it adds up to a hefty chunk of change. If this sounds like your life, read on for an hourly guide of simple savings hacks that’ll help you spend less and save more from dusk ’til dawn.

Links We Love: 10 Best Outdoor Adventure Vacation Destinations on a Budget

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting the ten best outdoor adventure destinations on a budget, six money habits that are illegal, the biggest financial mistakes made by each generation, how much debt can end up costing you over your lifetime and how to stay motived while you pay off that debt —and more!

Businesses Overwhelmed by Hacker False Alarms

Think you have trouble keeping up with all the latest security and identity threats and warnings? A recent study sheds some light on just how hard it can be to keep the bad guys at bay, especially with the overwhelming number of hacker false alarms businesses face every day.

Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Pay Off Debt and Raise Your Credit Score

We’re knee deep into tax season and if you’ve played your cards right you should be expecting your refund some time in the next few weeks, assuming you’ve filed your returns already. So what should you do with your newfound windfall? Take a vacation? Make a down payment on a new car? Or, perhaps something smarter? Here are several other options to help you spend your tax refund a little more wisely.

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