The U.S. Department of the Treasury will end over-the-counter sales of paper savings bonds on December 31, 2011, including sales through financial institutions and applications mailed directly to the Federal Reserve Bank by customers. This move is expected to save taxpayers an estimated $70 million over the next five years.
Although paper bonds are being discontinued, electronic Series . . . → Read More: The Paper Trail Ends: Over the Counter Sales of Savings Bonds Ends in 2011
Online banking makes managing money convenient for millions of American households. With a few clicks of a mouse, customers can check deposits and pay bills, saving time and giving them more control over their finances.
Banks use a combination of safeguards to protect your information, such as a employee training, strict privacy policies, rigorous security standards, encryption . . . → Read More: Safe Online Banking
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First Place Prize: . . . → Read More: Hit a Home Run When You Use Your Debit Card!
Paper statements, receipts and other documents scattered around the house are easy to misplace and create a storage and organization challenge. Additionally, they pose a much more serious threat of identity theft if they get into the hands of the wrong person. Transitioning to a paperless home office can help you clear clutter and protect your . . . → Read More: 10 Tips for Paperless Record-keeping
The Christmas wrappings are long-gone on the new electronic gadgets from Christmas. But, what do you do with the old gadgets?
If you’re disposing of old electronics, beware. Many devices today store information including cell phones, scanners, copiers, printers, computers, flash drives, external hard drives, routers and even cars! When you decide to dispose of these electronic . . . → Read More: New Year. New Gadgets.
Keep your personal identification number (PIN) PERSONAL. Memorize it. Don’t’ tell anyone your PIN or account number, and never loan anyone your card. Don’t write your PIN on your card or on anything else you carry with or near your card. It’s a personal identification number. Keep it Personal.
Here are ten other tips to help safeguard . . . → Read More: Keep it Personal
Credit and debit cards continue to be a popular method of payment for consumers. These types of payment offer a convenient way to make purchases in-store and online, but consumers also need to be aware of the risks involved. . . . → Read More: Protect Yourself Against Card Fraud