Archive for August 2017

Preventing a Debit Card Hack

How can you plan to protect yourself against this increasingly common crime? Debit card data theft has surged lately. According to FICO’s Card Alert Service, the number of businesses or ATM locations where debit cards were hacked rose 26% from 2015 to 2016. Additionally, the number of compromised cards has steadily risen during this decade.1 Crooks…

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Has Your Identity Been Stolen?

Keep an eye out for these signs. As NBC News notes, identity theft hit 15.4 million Americans last year. Perhaps it hit you. You know you have been victimized when you get that courtesy call or email from a bank or credit card issuer, but is there a way you can tell prior to that moment?1 There…

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Getting (Mentally) Ready to Retire

Even those who have saved millions must prepare for a lifestyle adjustment.   A successful retirement is not merely measured in financial terms. Even those who retire with small fortunes can face boredom or depression and the fear of drawing down their savings too fast. How can new retirees try to calm these worries? Two factors…

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