• DISCOVER CARD GETS ON/OFF SWITCH
    • Discover’s New “Freeze It” security feature allows cardholders to temporarily turn off their card if they misplace it via mobile app, the web or by phone.


PODCAST: APPLE WATCH IS ANOTHER WINNER!
Also: Top-rated cars and SUVs from the author of The Car Book 2015, a chat with Glenn Campbell’s daughter, Ashley, about her dad and Alzheimer’s and dealing with common personal finance issues.
 

TAX IMPOSTOR SCAM WORSE THAN EVER
These telephone scammers pose as IRS agents. They say you owe back taxes and they demand immediate payment or face arrest. Millions have received the calls; thousands have already become victims.
 

CYBERCRIMINALS HAD BANNER YEAR IN 2014
A new report from Symantec finds that cybercrime is on the rise – data breaches were up 23 percent – and hackers are finding new ways to attack us.
 

CRITICS SAY STUDENT CHECKING ACCOUNTS OFFER FEW BENEFITS
Consumer advocates want colleges and universities to do a better job of protecting their students when it comes to partnering with banks to provide on-campus checking.
 

MANY AMERICANS ARE CLUELESS ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL FINANCES
A new survey finds that what people claim to know about financial literacy is not in alignment with their actions. Many adults are overly-confident in their ability to make smart financial decisions.
 

PODCAST: THE BEST (AND WORST) SUPERMARKETS
Also: How to leak-proof your house, the pros & cons of gasoline credit cards, imposter scams and how to tell if that pet hazard fact or rumor.
 

THE BEST SUPERMARKETS IN AMERICA
Consumer Reports annual survey finds that many well-known chains don’t give shoppers what they want: high-quality fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh meat/poultry and store-made meals.
 

PODCAST: ANGELINA JOLIE'S SURGERY TO PREVENT CANCER
Also: Self-driving cars, unnecessary exposure to radiation from X-rays and CT scans, testing a new drug to prevent Alzheimer’s & does your dog have you trained?
 

WARNING: IMPOSTER SCAMS ARE ON THE RISE
For some crooks, every day is April Fools’ Day. Pretending to be someone else – an IRS agent, cop or legitimate debt collector – are all part of the con. Here’s how to fight back.
 

FEDS PLAN PAYDAY LOAN 'DEBT TRAP' CRACKDOWN
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to see more protections for low-income borrowers who rely on payday and other small-dollar loans. All too often these loans are made to people who cannot repay them.

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