Starting Today, New Law Allows Consumers to Place Free Credit Freezes And Yearlong Fraud Alerts

Starting today, consumers who are concerned about identity theft or data breaches can freeze their credit and place one-year fraud alerts for free. Under the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, consumers in some states – those who previously had to pay fees to freeze their credit – will no longer have … Read more

My Manically Ill Son is Deep in Debt. What Should We Do?

Question: Dear Steve, My 43 year old son has had 3 manic episodes this year and is finally on medication & realizing his life has turned upside down. He is living with us and in a daytime treatment center. In a manic phase he purchased an expensive 4 wheel drive vehicle and a travel trailer. … Read more

3 Ways to Protect Your Kids From ID Theft After Data Breaches

When a widespread data breach happens, children are often the most at risk for identity theft. Their clean credit histories make them targets for identity thieves to steal information and open new lines of credit. After the Anthem data breach, millions of children in the U.S. had their personal information exposed, making them vulnerable to … Read more