It’s been over two weeks since news broke about the computer security hack at Equifax, a credit-reporting firm. The company announced on September 7 that hackers gained access to servers storing sensitive information on over 143 million consumers. The data breach included names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and more—everything an identity thief … Continue reading Equifax and your data: What now?
I enjoy social media. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are my personal favorites but I’ve even thought of trying Instagram or SnapChat. I frequently see either advertisements or “financial experts” on social media promoting the latest debt reduction secret or plan that will get people to the promised land of financial freedom. Now on its face, … Continue reading Why Paying Down Debt Faster is Not Always Better