When You Give, Stay Alert for Crowdsourcing Scams
In recent years, crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money for a variety of creative projects, new business ventures, and charitable causes. In crowdfunding, individuals or businesses typically use an online crowdfunding platform to seek small sums of money from a large number of people.
Do Fitness Apps and Devices Protect Your Health Information?
Do you have a wearable health or fitness tracker? Do you use health or fitness apps? Are you giving someone a fitness tracker or other gadget this holiday season? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on.
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Young People and Taxes!
Regardless of what job or career you may have during your life and what country you may live in—the U.S. or abroad—you're going to be paying taxes. In most situations, you may already be paying taxes.
Don't Get Caught by These Phone Scams!
We lead busy lives. In the hustle and bustle of each day, we use our phones to keep in touch with family and friends, make appointments, gather information, and much more. Scammers hope to take advantage of this to steal our money and/or identity. There are many ways scammers use our phones both old and new. Here are just a few of the many phone scams to watch for.
From the Archives
- Start an Emergency Fund or Pay Down Credit Card Debt
- About to Tap Your 401K for a Loan? Six Reasons to Think Again
- Don't Let These Scams Steal Your Personal Financial Information
- The Perfect Mortgage. Or Is It?
- Take One Hour to Take Five Steps to Protect Your Privacy
- What is a "Credit Score"? And How Can it Affect Your Credit?
Who's Fighting For You?
Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.
This month's featured consumer group:
The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is the nation's consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers use powerful and complex consumer laws on behalf of low-income and vulnerable Americans seeking economic justice.