Coronavirus Breeds Device Viruses

Coronavirus Breeds Device Viruses + Fake Rankings

Coronavirus breeds device viruses as hackers seek to exploit the fear and uncertainty of the possible physical pandemic. Consumers should look for mandatory arbitration clauses before buying. Loan sites get hit for misleading rankings and your financial health depends on baby steps. Coronavirus Goes Phishing Mimecast discovered a sample phishing email, showing attackers were disseminating…

Money Talk

Money Talk: Dollars & Cents Should Precede Birds & Bees

Having a money talk with your children can pay off handsomely when they reach adulthood by delivering a higher level of confidence in their finances. The “birds & bees” talk may help prevent unplanned pregnancies, but the “dollars & cents” talk, or more correctly, “dollars & sense” talk, may avoid boomerang adult kids who move…

Financial Literacy Payoff

The Financial Literacy Payoff Has Finally Arrived

For more than two decades the nation’s largest payment networks, top banks, numerous financial firms, trade associations and tons of non-profit consumer advocacy/education have all been preaching the same sermons to teach and develop responsible money management skills. The hard work spearheaded by Visa with “Practical Money Skills for Life” in the mid-90s has paid…

Robocall Scammers

Robocall Scammers Target Student Debt & Cut-Rate Healthcare

Robocall scammers continue to grow in sophistication such as “neighborhood spoofing” allowing robocalls to look like local calls. Stressed out student loan borrowers are prominent on the radar of scammers. The scams are also fooling some people because it is open enrollment for many health insurance plans.  Healthcare Robo Scam The scams are fooling some…

Millennials Opt for Tiny Homes

Millennials Opting for Tiny Homes & Affordable Zip-Codes Due to Crushing College Debt

Millennials, struggling with staggering college debt, are buying really small homes. Making ends meet and dealing with unexpected expenses is a big challenge. Furthermore, places most favored by Millennials include Bay City, Michigan, Indian, Pensylvania and Aberdeen, South Dakota. According to the latest Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker more than half of single Millennial homebuyers last…

Millennials Life Insurance Understanding is More Than You Think

Millennials are much more concerned about how they would pay their bills if the primary wage-earner were to die, than consumers between 35-49. Women were significantly more anxiety-ridden about life insurance, with more than a third reporting feeling stressed or worried compared to just 23% of men. Millennials life insurance knowledge is keener than you might…