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Will identity theft monitoring be the next big card perk?

Kelly Dilworth

Discover’s new free tool scours the dark web for a cardholder’s Social Security number and sends alerts by text or email if it turns up anything. So far, the tool hasn’t turned up my SSN on any risky websites. I’m…
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Identity theft’s upside: Higher credit scores

Kelly Dilworth

There’s a surprising silver lining to having your identity stolen: It could motivate you to clean up your credit and improve your long-term credit scores. While identity theft dents people’s credit scores in the short-term, credit scores then go up…
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4 handy travel gadgets for credit card lovers

Julie Loffredi

There are two things I never want to lose when I travel: my credit cards and my smartphone. Luckily, there are some cool travel gadgets that can help prevent these types of mishaps and make nervous Nellies like me feel…
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Avoid identity theft – empty your trash

Jenny Hoff

We all read with horror about data breaches at companies that hold our information, and we’re shocked if someone steals our credit card number when our card never left the wallet. Yet, when it comes to basic protection of our personal…
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Don’t dismiss tax fraud concerns, be alert

Sienna Kossman

If your tax season is more about getting the highest tax refund possible and less about protecting yourself from fraud, you might want to rethink your priorities. Tax fraud is a real threat this year. The IRS is currently on…
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