Using caution with crowdfunding

If you suspect you’re a victim of the Equifax data breach –– you should have already placed a security freeze on your credit files.

Exercises that can build brain power

CONSUMER WATCH

There are plenty of reasons to stay in shape as you get older –– it can help maintain a healthy weight and keep muscles strong. Now, Consume…

Credit cards: To cancel or not cancel?

Consumer Reports

Cutting up a credit card can feel liberating especially if you’ve spent years diligently paying off the debt. However, Consumer Reports says…

Does your student need dorm insurance?

CONSUMER REPORTS

Did you just spend a pretty penny outfitting your kid for college? You might want to consider insuring all those electronics and expensive i…

Cybersecurity for college students

CONSUMER REPORTS

Last year nearly a third of reported identity theft involved credit cards according to the Federal Trade Commission. And college students ca…

Save money– make your own coffee

CONSUMER REPORTS

Paying three bucks for a cup of coffee several times a day can blow a college student’s budget pretty quickly. Over two semesters, your java…

Store Credit Cards: Back-to-School Beware

CONSUMER REPORTS

Back to school shopping can take a big bite out of your budget, so when stores offer a deep discount for opening a new credit card, it may b…

Do you need overdraft protection?

CONSUMER REPORTS

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is out with a new study finding consumers who opt in to debit card and ATM overdraft are still at r…