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Links We Love: Declare Your Financial Independence

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! On this fabulous eve before the fourth of July, we’ve rounded up our favorite Independence Day posts — from declaring your financial independence to throwing a frugal but festive fourth of July party, plus what to buy (and… Read More

Links We Love: 38 Secrets to Financial Success

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting a personal manifesto on the secrets to financial success, the success mindset, ways to take a break at work (and still look busy), how to stop overspending, the cheapest places to visit for your… Read More

What Seniors (and Their Caregivers) Need to Know About Identity Theft

Identity theft can happen at any age, but according to the 2013 Federal Trade Commission Consumer Sentinel Report, Americans ages 60 and over accounted for 20 percent of identity theft complaints. Doug Shadel, Washington state director of AARP and author of “Outsmarting the Scam Artists,” says it’s a “huge problem throughout the United States, including… Read More

Links We Love: Summer Vacation Ideas for Families on a Budget

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! For this week, with the official first day of summer just around the corner, we’re highlighting summer vacation ideas for families on a budget, how to save money in June, cheap summer dates and more! — Summer Vacation… Read More

Is There a Federal Law to Protect Consumers From Data Breaches?

You’d think there should be, especially if you look at how some of the latest and largest data breaches played out by Target and eBay. Ebay’s database containing 145 million user accounts was found to be accessed between late February and early March. The company said that the compromised employee log-in credentials were first detected… Read More

10 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts That Are Simple and Inexpensive

Dad may say he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day, but everyone loves to be recognized and appreciated. Please remember that if you were thinking about not sending a gift this year, or just haven’t had time to look for one. There are still a few days left before June 15, and these 10 last-minute… Read More

Safe Travels: How to Protect Your Identity While on Vacation

You should spend time on your summer getaway riding Space Mountain, sticking your toes in the sand, or touring ancient Roman ruins — not trying to protect all your financial information because you’ve been the victim of identity theft. So how do you minimize your risk and protect your identity while on vacation? Here, seven… Read More