Action Steps for a Holiday Spending Plan

This holiday season, many mall-bound Americans will probably shop, not realizing just how much they’re spending until it’s too late.  Over $600 billion was spent during the winter holidays last year,1 and the average American spent $766 alone for online Thanksgiving items (not including travel!).  That’s a 21% increase from the previous year!2  Don’t let […] Read More

Financial Aid or Financial Fraud?

Fraudsters know that students comb the internet for scholarships and loans, so they set up fake financial aid opportunities to pull in unsuspecting students.  If you’re searching for financial aid, stay safe with these tips: Remember the FAFSA is free!  It’s even in the title — Free Application for Federal Student Aid, so don’t believe […] Read More

Back to School and Needing Protection

Goodbye to long summer days and hello to classrooms and homework!  As you send off your students with packed lunches and sharpened pencils, make sure they have protection from identity theft too.  A school often has a child’s personal identifiable information, which could be used for fraudulent activity if put in the wrong hands.  Here […] Read More