Stop Making These 8 Risky Password Mistakes

Elaborate passwords are a necessity in today’s internet-obsessed world. Unfortunately, too many of us still rely on simple passwords that make us easy targets for hackers. A study by the online security provider Preempt found that 35 percent of LinkedIn users have exceptionally weak passwords that pose no challenge to hackers. (See also: 18 Surprising […]

7 Ways Your Devices Are Spying on You

Microwave ovens aren’t spying on us (yet), but plenty of other products seem to be. From smart TVs to tech toys for kids, there are a slew of common household items collecting data about our location, habits, and preferences — and some are more sinister than others. Here are some of the ways your possessions […]

12 Garage Sale Items That Sell Like Hotcakes

Spring cleaning is in full swing, which means it’s out with the old, and in with the new. So why not earn some extra cash by throwing a garage sale and ridding your home of your unwanted items? Here are 12 perennially popular items that are sure to sell like hot cakes. (See also: 10 […]

5 Times Personal Loans May Be Better Than Credit Cards

Certain life events require more cash than we have on hand. It is easy to just grab a credit card, charge those expenses, and forget about them until it’s time to make a payment. Although sometimes more convenient, credit cards aren’t always the best answer. Depending on your credit rating and your needs, a personal […]

5 Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a New Credit Card

There’s no shortage of attractive offers for new credit cards. The credit card industry is extremely competitive, and you are likely to come across advertising for new cards on television, in print, online, and even on airplanes. But as compelling as these offers can be, you still need to think carefully before applying. (See also: […]