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Links We Love: Crazy Credit Mistakes College Students Make

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting credit mistakes college students make, why keeping up with the Joneses will make you broke, warning signs that you’re living beyond your means, reasons your childhood directly affects how you deal with money — and more!

Are You Ready for Your Own Personal Data Breach?

As increasingly powerful malware plunders and pillages its way through the checkouts and databases of businesses across the land, there could be a very vicious version of the same plundering coming to a village near you. How worried are you about malware? I mean really worried. It’s not quite the same as identity theft, right?

7 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Home and Save on Winter Heating Costs

Just because the U.S. Department of Energy predicts that winter heating costs will be cheaper this year than last doesn’t mean that you won’t still spend a bundle keeping your house warm during the cold months. Instead of turning up the thermostat or putting on another sweater, try out these low-cost winterization tips to keep

Fear and Worry in America? Identity Theft and Cybercrime

What’s the biggest worry for Americans? Here’s a clue. It’s not Ebola, terrorism, or spiders. According to two separate studies and polls in just the last two weeks, the two things that most Americans worry about, even fear, are identity theft and hacking. A Gallup poll released last week found that the biggest worry for

JP Morgan Chase Comes Clean In Massive Data Breach: 76 Million Customers Hacked

Today is the 3rd of October and you know what that means? That’s right, another massive data breach. JP Morgan Chase, come on down. The massive bank just announced that while it was a victim of a massive data breach, and no credit card or debit card information was stolen, hackers did manage to steal

Infection Point: What Shellshock Tells Us About the State of Consumer Insecurity

Nothing’s secure. Believe in that mantra and you have at least a decent chance of avoiding becoming the next victim of a data breach, PoS attack, drive-by download or any one of the other many cyber threats that stalk us all daily. Shellshock is a reminder of that. In case you hadn’t heard, Shellshock is

Why One Year of Free Identity Protection Might Not Be Enough for Home Depot Customers

We know lots about hackers. We don’t always know who they are, but we do understand a great deal about their habits. Most of all, and perhaps most important of all, they’re patient people. They’re in this business for the long haul and they know that most stolen information never really loses its value. You