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5 Tips for Bargain Shopping Online for the Holidays

I bet there is a high percentage of people out there who, like me, say they are not going to spend a lot of money holiday shopping this year, and then end up spending a lot of money. I love buying gifts for people. Perhaps it’s the joy of the season, the decorations… I don’t …

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Your Computer May Be Dirtier Than You Think

Question for you: Which do you clean more often, your computer or your bathroom? If you’re like most people, myself included, you probably said your bathroom. Did you know that the cleanliness of your computer can affect how well it works? Clogged and dirty machines–both inside and out–can cause your computer to run sluggish and …

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A Travel-Smart Checklist for Being A Cybersecure Traveler

Reservations confirmed. Check Gas in the car. Check Out-of-Office notifications turned on. Check Pet sitter lined up. Check Mail delivery on hold. Check Bags packed. Check Home security system turned on. Check Just waitttttt a minute…. I know you’re excited to get out the door, but you need to add some items to your checklist …

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You’re More Likely to Become A Victim of ID Theft If You Do This…

Did you know that approximately 15 million Americans become victims of identity theft every year? Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which a thief steals key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security number or driver’s license number, in order to impersonate you, usually for financial gain. …

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The Not Boring, Not Dull, Essential Tech Gift List for Graduates

It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about gifts for the graduates in your life who are heading off to college or graduate school. If you’re like me, you may struggle with finding just the right gift that is practical and functional, yet not dull. As a result of my shopping research, …

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5 Million Shoppers Potentially Hit by Another Retailer Data Breach: Who’s Affected This Time & What To Do Next

If you recently shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor you may be affected by one of the “most significant and damaging credit card heists in history”, according to Security experts. Hudson’s Bay Co., the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, has reported a major payment card data breach …

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People with the Highest Chances of Becoming ID Theft Victims

Original post by Identity Guard After data breaches in 2017 that potentially exposed millions of people’s information, identity theft has risen to the top of the worry list for many people. While the long-term effects of last year’s breaches are still developing, consumers are becoming more aware of different behaviors that could put their identity …

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Alert: Why You Need to File Your Taxes Early

It may not be what you want to hear, but you really really need to consider filing your income taxes early this year. The IRS and ID theft experts say that tax-refund ID theft is on the rise. Filing your taxes as early as possible is one of the most effective ways to avoid it. …

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