Placing a fraud alert on your credit files can be a crucial first step in preventing identity theft, and it's free. Here's how to set it up.
Most web browsers offer to remember your passwords, but don't let them. Here's why browsers aren't safe enough, and what you should use instead.
Credit freezes and fraud alerts sound similar, but they have very different effects on you and your credit files.
The last round of child-tax-credit advance payments for parents comes next week -- but some parents may end up owing the government money come tax time.
About 300,000 Android users have installed apps that slowly mutate into money-stealing banking Trojans, warns a security firm.
New Android malware called SharkBot is cleaning out banking and cryptocurrency accounts in Italy, the UK and the US.
The stock-trading app Robinhood said about 7 million customers had personal details exposed in a data breach, but downplayed the impact of the stolen information.
Ordinary Americans are continuing to lose thousands of dollars to telephone scammers pretending to be bank representatives, and a legal loophole lets banks dodge any responsibility.
At least nine states or smaller jurisdictions are using federal stimulus money to help residents. Here's who's getting what, and where.
More scams are happening using the Zelle payment service, including two women who were bilked out of thousands.
We've got everything you need to know about a fourth stimulus check, from the possible amount and your eligibility to the latest news from lawmakers.
Now that the federal ban on evictions has ended, millions of Americans face losing their homes. Here's what you need to know.
A credit freeze is the simplest and cheapest way to protect yourself from identity theft. Here's how to set one up with Experian.
A credit freeze may be the single best way to protect your identity. Here's how to set one up with Equifax.
Freezing your credit file may be the single most effective way to prevent identity theft, and it's free. Here's how to get a credit freeze with TransUnion.
Freezing your credit files is the most effective and cheapest way to minimize your chances of identity theft. Here's how to do it.
Many families are still waiting for their August child-tax-credit advance payments. Here's what they need to do.
Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced a bill in Congress that would guarantee monthly checks of $1,200 to each taxpayer making less than $75,000 per year.
The IRS is sending $2.4 billion in tax refunds to Americans who filed for unemployment benefits in 2020. Here's how you can qualify.
Some states and school districts are using stimulus-relief money to pay bonuses and raise salaries of teachers and other school staffers.
The U.S. government has sent out $4 billion in stimulus payments in the past six weeks, and there still are ways to get a bit more.
Even though there's no fourth stimulus check on the way, social-media jokesters are having fun claiming otherwise. Don't be fooled.
There are dozens of phishing-scam websites offering to help Americans get child-tax-credit advance payments, a security firm says.
The first wave of monthly advance payments on 2021 child tax credits start rolling out, and millions of Americans will get hundreds of dollars for each child under 18.
Anyone who filed for unemployment in 2021 can get six months of free health-insurance coverage, thanks to the law that created the third round of stimulus checks.
A petition demanding $2,000 monthly stimulus checks for all Americans for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic has now passed 2.5 million signatures.