• A BETTER WAY TO DEAL WITH
    THOSE CONSTANT INTERRUPTIONS
    • New research shows that a "ready-to-resume plan" can help beat back office distractions. A short list of where you left off and what you still need to do can help you disengage from what you’re working on and better focus on the immediate situation.


EQUIFAX LAUNCHES FREE LOCK & ALERT SERVICE
Lock & Alert enables users to limit access to their Equifax file – with some exceptions – with a click on their computer or swipe on their cellphone. It’s not the same as a credit freeze, but it is convenient and free, and better than doing nothing.
 
WHY JOB REFERRALS CAN HURT A COMPANY'S DIVERSITY
When it comes to landing a good job, knowing the right person can make a big difference. Referrals can speed up the hiring process. But according to a new study, companies that rely too heavily on them may suffer “the unintended consequences” of creating a less diverse workforce.
 
HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR MID-WINTER OR SPRING GETAWAY
Whether you prefer a sunny beach destination or some fun on the slopes, you have plenty of options for your late winter/early spring getaway. And these money-saving tips will make your dollars go the distance.
 
HOW TO SAFELY SELL UNWANTED GIFT CARDS
Gift cards are a big target for crooks. Their victims lose all the money loaded on the card and never get the promised payment. There are smart and safe ways to sell unwanted gift cards. You can do it risk-free online or in person.
 
IT'S NOT JUST YOU - AMERICANS RECEIVED 30 BILLION ROBOCALLS LAST YEAR
Americans continue to be bombarded with robocalls – and from all indications, the problem is getting worse. More than a third of those calls are from scammers. What’s being done to stop this assault and what can you do to fight back?
 
FORMER CROOK TALKS ABOUT ID THEFT AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF (AUDIO)
Few people know more about this crime than Brett Shannon Johnson, a convicted identity thief who was once on the US Secret Service’s Most Wanted list. Hear Herb’s one-on-one interview with him.
 
FORMER IDENTITY THIEF NOW FIGHTS THE CRIMES HE HELPED PERFECT
Few people know more about identity theft than Brett Shannon Johnson, a convicted identity thief who was once on the Secret Service’s Most Wanted list. Because of the Equifax breach, the Internet and today’s computing power, things are going to get much worse, he warns.
 
THE TOP 5 WORST PASSWORDS OF 2017: HOW TO CREATE ONES THAT ARE SECURE
The threat from cyber crooks is real and getting worse. And yet, most Americans still have lousy passwords that are incredibly easy to crack. Here’s how create strong passwords that protect your digital life.
 
NEW REPORT: AMERICANS HAVE MORE CREDIT CARDS & MORE DEBT
The credit card market is alive and growing, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The total number of credit card accounts, the total credit available to cardholders, and the average amount of card debt have all increased over the past two years. Delinquencies have also gone up.
 
THE BIGGEST LOSERS OF 2017? U.S. CONSUMERS
Three months after Amazon bought Whole Foods, promising lower prices, it?s time for a reality check. Frequent shoppers may have noticed that relatively few products are cheaper than they were before the takeover in August. And two new surveys confirm that.

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