Tech

From avoiding identity theft to using the latest tech to save, Debt.com gives you everything you need to be financially successful in a high-tech world.

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Vinyl’s Not Dead

April 17, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Physical music sales would be in the toilet if it weren’t for this analog anomaly

Your Bank Card Info Is Going to Get Stolen

April 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Debit card compromises are up dramatically and ATMs are a huge part of it.

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Waiting Until Tax Day to File Is How You Get Ripped Off

April 13, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Tax-related identity theft is increasing, and experts say we ignore easy ways to protect ourselves by stressing about filing.

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Tech Can’t Solve Every Entrepreneur’s Problem

April 6, 2017 | John Rampton

Here’s how technology HASN’T changed what it takes to be successful entrepreneur.

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Ask the Expert: How Sick Is This Form Of Identity Theft?

April 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks his identity was stolen from an urgent care center. Now what?

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How You’re Going to Get Hacked This Year

March 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Internet of Things, stolen fingerprints among biggest scam predictions for 2017

tax fraud

Our Tax Data Keeps Getting Stolen but It’s All Good

March 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

We might have had billions of dollars in tax fraud last year but most Americans aren’t worried about getting scammed.

Does Big Business Have a Big Problem With Identity Theft?

March 13, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This is shaping up to be a bad year for data breaches, but does anyone care?

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It’s Coming from Inside the Hospital

March 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

We’re getting our medical data stolen, and most scammers are taking it straight from the hospitals themselves
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Medical Records are Stolen Every Single Day

March 1, 2017 | Dori Zinn

44 percent of Americans are worried about their personal health care information being stolen and at least one record is stolen everyday.

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10 Strategies to Save Big Bucks on Amazon

February 3, 2017 | Money Talks News

Learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase.

Is it time to buy a TV? Shop carefully.

7 Hints to Help You Score the Perfect TV

December 27, 2016 | Money Talks News

How to get a great deal on a television without buying technology you won’t use.

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

Dvorkin On Debt: “Elder Financial Abuse” Is Real – And Growing

December 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Thieves and even family members are increasingly targeting senior citizens.

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Yes, Cyber Monday Takes Away from Actual Work Productivity

November 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

94 percent of employees plan to spend some of today browsing through Cyber Monday sales.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Tis The Season For Holiday Stealing

November 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

While this is the time to give, many others are trying to take away.

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Ask The Expert: Is This IRS Letter Legit Or A Scam? [video]

November 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is both scared and suspicious after receiving an email.

Technology tops consumer holiday wish list

Can You Hate Tech and Still be an Entrepreneur?

October 13, 2016 | John Rampton

You don’t need to be a tech expert, but you should be aware of what you don’t know.

ID Theft Is More Common Because We’re More Lazy

October 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

41 million Americans have had their identities stolen and 49 million Americans personally know someone who has been affect by identity theft.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Don’t Give It Up!

October 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Follow these three steps, and you’ll avoid the latest, hottest brand of identity theft.

Amy Schumer Is a Scam

September 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Amy Schumer, Just Bieber top the list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online.

Russian password hackers aren't that scary

Feds Warn Of ‘Serious’ Flaws In Popular Anti-Virus Software

August 16, 2016 | Money Talks News

The government is warning the public about new issues with established anti-virus brands.

Are You Selling Your Personal Information for Nothing?

June 30, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Do you have old hard drives you want to sell or get rid of? Chances are you’ll leave private information on them once you hand them over.

Learn how to avoid medical identity theft.

Avoiding Impostor Scams By Talking About Them

June 30, 2016 | Debt.com

If you get threatened over an old debt, say nothing to the caller. Talk to everyone else.

How to identify fraud in your credit reports

Millennials Will Direct the Future of Fraud Management

June 8, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

If banks give this generation the tools to bank easier and safer, they’ll earn themselves loyal customers. If not…

Tech ID theft

Ransomware: The Digital Extortion People Don’t Know About

June 2, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Hackers can lock you out of your files and make you pay to get them back. Here’s what to do.

How I protect myself from identity theft

Correct an Identity Theft Issue As Soon As You Detect It

May 26, 2016 | Debt.com

The longer you wait, the worse the damage can be.

Learn how to avoid medical identity theft.

Consumer Complaints to the FTC Increased in 2015

May 5, 2016 | Debt.com

They shot up by an amazing 500,000.

Where to sell stuff online

10 Tools for a Successful Online Sale

April 28, 2016 | Debt.com

Making money at home? Here’s the right way to do it.

Identity theft protection

3 Types of Identity Theft You Should Safeguard Against Today

March 24, 2016 | Debt.com

Can you guess what they are?

Where to sell stuff online

Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top Dollar

March 8, 2016 | Money Talks News

We tell you where to get the best possible price for all your extra stuff.

How I protect myself from identity theft

Thieves Target Shoppers Who Use Supermarket Self-Checkout

March 1, 2016 | Money Talks News

Scammers with skimmers who have traditionally targeted ATMs and gas station payment terminals are shifting their focus.

How to Avoid Identity Theft

How Long Does It Take To Steal $18,000?

February 25, 2016 | Debt.com

For identity thieves, it takes just a few minutes.

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LifeLock Agrees to Pay $100 Million

February 4, 2016 | Debt.com

The company allegedly violated FTC order, and that’s serious trouble.

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Ask The Expert: Am I Next To Get Hit With Identity Theft? [VIDEO]

February 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is surrounded by victims and is scared of joining them.

The Amazon credit card isn't bad, but it isn't the best even for Amazon fans.

10 Secret Strategies to Save Big on Amazon

December 29, 2015 | Money Talks News

Learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase.

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5 Green Home Upgrades That Also Buy You a Tax Break

December 15, 2015 | Money Talks News

Adding these renewable-energy systems to your home can lower heating or cooling costs — and your tax bill.

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5 Dead Giveaways You’re Talking to a Scammer

August 13, 2015 | Debt.com

If you run across any of these people, don’t listen to them.

15 Places to Find A Part-Time Accountant for Your Startup

August 11, 2015 | John Rampton

Sure, there’s accounting software. But sometimes, you need a human being to help you.

shoplifting and identity theft

What Do Shoplifting and Identity Theft Have In Common?

June 29, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The answer may depress you. It depresses me.

40-hour work week? Try 60

10 Reasons You Never Get Anything Done at Work

June 16, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger

A new study highlights the most popular ways to slack — and we’ve got the remedies.