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FBI Says More Than 500 Million Financial Records Stolen This Year: How to Protect Yourself

"You're going to be hacked. Have a plan," Joseph Demarest, assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division, warned a group of business leaders at a cybersecurity event on Monday. This event, organized by the Financial Services Roundtable, sought to help business owners understand the magnitude of the
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Staples Announces Possible Credit Card Breach

Office supply retail chain Staples announced on Monday that it is investigating a breach in its payment systems. Staples joins Kmart, Home Depot, Dairy Queen and a number of other retailers who have suffered from data breaches over the past few months. The constant stream of new
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6 Surprising Ways Having Bad Credit Hurts

It's been said many times that having a low credit score can hurt your finances. From being denied a credit card to receiving a high-interest rate on an auto loan, poor credit will hurt you. In addition to the recognizable consequences, there are a few lesser known,
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5 Reasons to Use Credit Over Debit

Did you know that you may be better off using a credit card over a debit card for every day purchases? Don’t get us wrong — a debit card is a handy device to make purchases. It saves you the hassle of having to carry a checkbook around,
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Celebrate Family History Month With Ancestry.com

The month of October is Family History Month, and what better way to get in touch with your family’s history than building your family tree? Assembling your family tree isn't always the easiest task, especially if you've never done it before. Luckily for you, Ancestry.com simplifies the
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3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Scores

Improving your credit scores can bring about a lot of benefits. From lower interest rates to more credit card options that offer generous rewards, your credit scores play a major factor in determining your financial health. Here are some tips on how you can successfully improve your
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2x Savings Catcher from American Express Bluebird and Walmart

American Express and Walmart have teamed up to bring you an alternative to checking and savings accounts that can help earn you a little extra cash. American Express Bluebird is similar to a prepaid card, but with tons of extra features and functionality that you can learn
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Top 7 Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

The holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching, and we've got a few suggestions to save you some money when paying with a credit card. There are two major ways you can save some cash while you shop for your friends and family this year. First, you can earn
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Nearly 400 Dairy Queen Stores Breached: Here's All You Need to Know

After announcing that it had suffered a data breach in September, Dairy Queen has released a statement with details on how many stores were affected. In total, 395 Dairy Queen stores and one Orange Julius store had their payment systems compromised by the infamous "Backoff" malware. This
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Kmart Announces Payment System Breach

Adding itself to an ever-growing list of retailers with egg on their faces, Sears Holding Corp. announced on Friday, October 10th, that the payment systems in its Kmart retail stores were breached by malware. According to the Wall Street Journal, this breach was discovered Thursday, October 9th,
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