Beware of Donation Scams

Organizations that can help you research charities These organizations offer reports and ratings about how charitable organizations spend donations and how they conduct business: BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Navigator CharityWatch GuideStar The IRS’s Tax Exempt Organization Search tells you if your donation would be tax deductible. You can find your state charity regulator at… View Article

Job Scams on the Rise: Know the Signs

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam: You need to pay to get the job – They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if… View Article

Important Changes to Federal Law regarding Credit Freeze

Many states allow the big three bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — to charge a fee for placing or lifting a security freeze. But thanks to a federal law enacted earlier this year, after Sept. 21, 2018 it will be free to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and those of your children or dependents… View Article

Credit Monitoring Reviews & Prices

Credit Monitoring Reviews & Prices There are a lot of ways to get your credit scores and credit reports and a lot of credit report monitoring services out there. The reality is that most of them are the same services repackaged by different companies. NextAdvisor.com’s editors have researched and tried all of them. We’ve created… View Article

A Warning About Credit Report Websites

Only one website is authorized to fill orders for the free annual credit report you are entitled to under law — annualcreditreport.com. Other websites that claim to offer “free credit reports,” “free credit scores,” or “free credit monitoring” are not part of the legally mandated free annual credit report program. In some cases, the “free”… View Article