Never put these Docs in your Wallet

Yes, believe it or not, you CAN get by in life with a wallet that just has a little cash, a store card or two, one to two credit cards and your ID. Unless you absolutely need your insurance card or Social Security card, leave those items at home....more

How to Remove Fraudulent Lines of Credit

You just learned you have a new credit card account by checking your credit or because a bill collector called you. Problem is that you don’t remember ever applying for it. You must find out what’s behind this new account and how it got there....more

20 Security Tips For Overseas Travelers With Credit Cards

Thinking of bringing a credit card with you on your travels? You can end up in a jam: You just treated your extended family to fine dining in France. Time to pay; your credit card is declined.If you try to make a purchase overseas, your credit card company might think it’s fraudulent, since it would appear anomalous, relative to your usual, U.S. purchases.So before you leave for your trip:...more

Credit Card Fraud isn’t the same as Identity Theft

Just as important as taking down the decorations, throwing out all the debris from opened gifts and getting the house back in order after the holiday activities, is that of scrutinizing your credit card statements.Why? To make sure that all the purchases on there were made by you and only you. The holiday season means more credit card use = more identity theft. In this case, it’s “account takeover.”...more

Card Company's boosting Payment Security with Mobile

Whoever thought that one day, paying with green paper would be viewed as primitive as a horse and buggy? We seem to be getting closer to that time, especially since the security of making payments via smartphone is always being improved....more

8 Tips to Credit Card Security

Despite the fact that tens of millions of consumers were hit by the numerous big breaches, and tens of millions more by less sensationalized breaches, you can still take the reins and yield some protection for your credit cards....more

4 Identity Protection Habits Every College Student Should Have

For some of us, fall is about to begin and the graduates of the class of 2014 are heading off to colleges across the country. It’s an exciting time—there’s a reason so many people call college the best four years of their lives. You learn so much about the world and yourself. You make lifelong friends. You are an adult without the full responsibility of being an adult....more

10 simple Ways Identity Thieves steal your Credit Card

There are 10 basic ways a crook can easily rob your identity by getting at your credit card or open a new credit card in your name, but there are also ways you can prevent this from occurring.Simple Thievery...more

13 ways Protect your Credit Cards from Fraud

Here are a number of ways you can protect your credit cards from fraud....more

GrammieMommy Advise: Phishing and Credit Card Safety (Real World)

Another new feature in my blog will be Real World Advise to make life much easier.  I've said many times on my little site that I shoulda listened to my momma, and sometimes even go with my gut feelings.  Life in this day and age makes things so convenient, yet so unsafe.  Remember that phishing incident with my credit card?  Well it turns out the grand total amount s.t.o.l.e.n. from our bank account was $1,908.00 over a period of two weeks. ...more