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Credit Sesame Now Offers Free Identity Theft Protection

Two years ago if someone told you that you could get free credit reports, free credit scores, free credit monitoring, free identity theft insurance and immediate access to certified identity restoration specialists for free, you probably would have thought they were kidding— and you’d be right. But, as the trend toward free services evolves in… 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

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

Links We Love: Tax Breaks You Don’t Want to Miss

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: — Tax Breaks You Don’t Want to Miss – Manilla — Expensive Tax Mistakes to Avoid – Five Cent Nickel — Top 10 Apps to Organize and File Your Taxes on… Read More

Ask the Expert: Why Are All Three of My Credit Reports Different?

Ever compared your three credit reports side-by-side and realized the information being reported isn’t the same in each report? John Ulzheimer, Credit Expert for Credit Sesame, addresses a reader’s question and explains why this happens. “John, I finally took your advice and went to annualcreditreport.com and pulled all three of my credit reports for the… Read More

Should You Refinance Your Student Loans?

According to the Institute for College Access & Success’ Project on Student Debt, the average college graduate is carrying around $29,400 in student loan debt. Of those student loans, almost 12 percent of them are 90 days or more past due, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which is more than any… Read More