Susan Ladika

Susan Ladika is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to CreditCards.com.

Posts by Susan Ladika

Protecting yourself

Your Social Security number is worth peanuts on the dark web

Every time I talk to Internet security experts, they tell me that if a fraudster gets his hands on your Social Security number, he’s got the “keys to the kingdom,” and can use that information to perpetrate all kinds of…
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Protecting yourself, Shopping

Too-smart toys could steal your child’s personal info

Smart toys such as Furby Connect and My Friend Cayla may be on your kid’s holiday gift list. But such toys also are on the FBI’s warning list. Interactive, internet-connected toys are outfitted with microphones, cameras, data storage components, and…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping

4 ways cards, apps and more can save on pet care

Over the years, I’ve rescued far more cats than I care to recall, so I stay on top of ways to use my credit cards and other discounts to save on kibble, cat litter, toys, treats and flea medication. Last…
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Protecting yourself

Beware tax preparer fraud, other ‘dirty dozen’ scams

If you’re rushing to get your tax return in the mail, take care when choosing your tax preparer. If you don’t, you could lose your refund and face fines or jail time if your preparer files a fraudulent return. Tax…
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Protecting yourself

Beware letters claiming quick, easy debt relief

They’re some of the strangest letters I’ve ever received – letters from two unnamed companies claiming they can slash my supposed debt by up to two-thirds. But it’s anyone’s guess who these companies are, and what they really do. Neither…
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