Equifax Hack

Sep 10, 2017 by

With nearly half of all Americans affected, everyone should follow up to protect themselves in the wake of the horrendous hack at credit bureau Equifax®.

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TransUnion.ca Sneakiness

Aug 27, 2017 by

Here’s how TransUnion’ca’s process for obtaining a credit report—which should be free—morphs into a purchase of a $239/year “credit monitoring” product. Shameful!

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Top 10 Posts 2016!

Jan 18, 2017 by

What did visitors to Money Counselor read most in 2016?

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Crooks Beating Chipped Cards

May 3, 2016 by

Credit and debit cards with embedded chip EMV technology should reduce fraud. But, predictably, already work arounds like complete account takeover are exploding. Can you beat the ingenious and determined bad guys?

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Negative Rates in the US?

Mar 3, 2016 by

Banks have been paying effectively zero interest on deposits for years. But how would you react if your bank started charging you a fee to keep money on deposit? It could happen.

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Social Security Reminder

Feb 25, 2016 by

Did you get an email reminder to review your annual Social Security Statement online? Did you wonder whether the reminder was legitimate? I did. And do.

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FREE Tax Return Help!

Feb 16, 2016 by

Did you know there’s a good chance you can get FREE tax return help through a couple of IRS programs?

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Auto Insurance Rant

Nov 3, 2015 by

I haven’t published a rant for quite a while. Here’s a doozy.

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Active Management Pitch

Oct 27, 2015 by

MFS Investment Management unashamedly promotes active management. So how does its funds’ historical performance compare to index fund performance?

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2015 Layaway Program!!

Sep 29, 2015 by

I’m excited to announce that, for the third straight year, Money Counselor is sponsoring the World’s Best Layaway Program! Don’t sign up for Walmart’s program until you learn about mine.

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