Posts Tagged: Protection

Credit Freezes, Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Credit freezes are one of the most effective ways for consumers to protect themselves against identity theft.  Data breaches at banks, healthcare providers, insurance companies and credit processors have left consumers vulnerable to fraudsters, and freezing access to your credit file may help you a...
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Emergency Fund: Plan for the Unexpected

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Do you love surprises? What about surprise expenses? I’m with you, no one likes unforeseen expenses but truth is, life is unexpected. To reduce the stress associated with unforeseen expenses, we usually advise our clients to build what we call an emergency fund. What is an emergency fund? It...
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Tightening Things Up: Increased Protection for your Social Security Account

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has tightened security to reduce the threat from hackers and identity thieves. Now, when you log into your SSA account you will have an extra step to authenticate your identity. You start by doing what you’ve always done, give your username and password. If...
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