Sometimes, happily ever after isn't as clear-cut as we'd like. Marriages end, either through divorce or death, and after the grieving process (and sometimes before), there come the more practical realities: the financial repercussions.
About Donna McGillDonna McGill, as an experienced financial and investment representative, has more than a decade of experience in the American financial sector. Especially in her home state, she carefully monitors the various bills and laws designed to protect today’s consumers. With an emphasis on identity theft and credit card fraud, she offers common-sense tips for consumers who are looking to make the most of their security options in an ever changing online environment. She also follows closely the new financial laws so that she can provide the latest and most accurate changes.
We knew that 'pay by face' couldn’t be that far into the future, and as this year has proved, the ability for computers to recognize our faces and then link our credit card information to that image was closer than even we imagined.
Sometimes, one can’t help but wonder if celebrities’ true purposes are to entertain the rest of us, not with their acting abilities, but rather, because of their unpredictable lives and contradictory statements.
The latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis comes as little surprise to most. The message: Contrary to government insistence, American households have not financially recovered from the housing bubble and financial crisis.
While it's nearing its first year anniversary, many consumers are unaware of the massive effort from Pew Research Center that focuses on safer banking and financial transactions in our technology driven society.
Over the past four or five generations, we've learned much about good living and what it takes to stay healthy with the goal of living longer. Medicine has evolved to the point to where childhood diseases aren't death sentences for our young people and growing older - while maintaining our health - is absolutely possible. The problem with that is from a financial stance, the two realities don't always mean a seamless effort.
For any company, and most certainly any kind of financial company, it's a fine line they walk between remaining profitable while keeping their customers happy. It's a never-ending dance that if executed properly, is a sure fire way of keeping those lifelong customers.
Before you start handing out gifts on Christmas morning, check out our tips that will help your lucky recipients return those gifts - and yes, even that tacky Rudolph sweater in lime green with the big red lighted nose.
We've heard that identity theft is on the rise and after hearing it's getting more intense and more sophisticated, we thought we'd look into it and see just what these latest efforts are those unscrupulous people willing to go to these lengths to steal another's identity.
Most of us find a sense of satisfaction of doing good when we play a role in any number of worthy causes. But we also wonder where our charity is being applied. Ideally, we'd like to know the money we're donating is being used the way we hope it will and that we're indeed making a difference.
In this technology-driven world we live in, there's never any shortage of scams designed to separate us from everything from our cash to our identities. Attempting to keep up with the latest efforts of criminals is a full-time job. Still, the more we know as consumers, the more alert we can be, especially when the efforts to take what's ours comes in the form of a phone call. Here's the latest scam going around and while it's not especially original, it does serve as proof that some things never change.