Apr

15

5 Ways to Build up Your Emergency Fund

In life emergencies happen. Sometimes we are prepared and sometimes we aren’t. When it comes to potential financial emergencies, we can be prepared. Starting and building an emergency fund is a great way to be prepared and also helps give you more security and peace of mind.

Listed below are 5 ways you can build up your emergency fund:

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Mar

28

5 Tech Security Tips Everyone Should Know

Life Hacker recently posted a list of the Top 10 Tech Security Basics that Everyone Should Know. Listed below are the top 5: Read more

Mar

11

What Does the Privacy Policy Really Say?

Privacy policies – most if not all reputable websites have them.  Privacy policies are helpful in telling website visitors about which information is being collected and tracked.  However, typical privacy policies are long and full of legal jargon that can be overwhelming and dare I say boring to the average website user.  Let’s face it, most people don’t ever read them. Read more

Mar

8

Top 20 Pin Numbers You Shouldn’t Use

Recently, we posted the top 10 usernames and passwords you shouldn’t use , because they were both easy to guess and common, which increases your chance to get hacked.  Did you know that the same principal applies to pin numbers as well?  Listed below are the top 20 most common pin numbers: Read more

Mar

4

Top 10 Usernames and Passwords You Shouldn’t Use

Is your computer safe?  Did you know that hackers can brute force their way remotely, into your computer?  Listed below are the top 10 usernames and passwords to avoid using: Read more

Feb

23

9 Ways to Make your Home Safer

Looking for helpful tips on how to make your home safer?  A recent article on MentalFloss.com discusses the 9 ways you can make your home safer. Read more

Feb

15

Top 5 Information Security Issues to Dominate in 2016

Cybercriminals are becoming more savvy.  As a result, security professionals must become more savvy as well, and find better – more efficient ways to circumvent threats.

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Jan

29

Could You Pass this Simple Financial Quiz?

Interestingly enough, when given this simple 3-question financial quiz, most Americans didn’t pass.  Time online magazine’s Money section posted this:

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Jan

27

4 Credit Card Myths Everyone Should Know

Having a good credit score is important to your financial health.  It enables you to get more credit, receive better interest rates on loans and credit cards and increases your purchasing power.  However, there are some common credit card myths floating around that contrary to the belief, can actually hurt your credit score.

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Jan

19

The 25 Most Overused Passwords for 2015

It’s 2016.  The internet is no longer in infancy but now floating in a comfortable age of maturity.  Big data is here to stay and security is the name of the game. Though it is 2016 and the internet is not “new”, people still forget that an easy password to remember is also a password that can easily be figured out with modern brute force hacking techniques.  After all, criminals only get smarter, right?  Which, is why we should be smarter too and use more complex passwords or at the very least, passphrases.

The following passwords, made the top 5 of the “25 Worst and Most Overused Passwords” List:

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Jan

13

The IRS is Not Calling You…

It’s that time of year again.  The scammers are out and their game is to call you up pretending to be the IRS and demand money.

The scary part of this scam is that the call seems legit as you are presented with an automated menu, which eventually leads to a call center.  From that point, you will then be asked to supply your private information such as your social security number so they can verify your “case file”.  All of this is fake and designed to get you to share private data.

A good rule of thumb is, never give out sensitive data like your social security number, bank account information, credit card information, and the like over the phone, if you aren’t 100% certain that the caller or company on the other line is legit.

Check out this interesting article from CNBC that details one person’s account with these scammers.

Dec

31

A Guide to Nursing Your Holiday Spending Hangover

From Lifehacker

Santa is gone, the decorations are down, and chances are, you’re feeling the sting of your holiday spending. If it crept up on you, your budget is strained, and now you’re worried about your finances, you’ll want to come up with a plan to recover.

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