| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is advising Target customers about how to protect themselves after a theft of consumer information from 40 million debit and credit cards used at the retail chain was reported.
She says Floridians who used their...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The data breach at Target Corp. is dramatically larger than first estimated, affecting as many as 110 million consumers and deepening a public relations nightmare for the beleaguered retailer.
The Minneapolis company said Friday that the personal...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I am scheduled to start a new managerial job on the first of the year. When I was offered the job, my future boss asked me if I had prepared a 90-day forecast yet. I said, "Working on it." Hints? -- C.C.
Considering the many kinds of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A City of Wichita website hacked and thousands of people may have had their personal information compromised.
If you've paid a bill or a traffic ticket on-line, this does not affect you. But anyone who's done work for the city and some employees could be...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:14 PM
The back-to-school madness has begun at my house. We're springing for school supplies, loading up our children's online lunch accounts and juggling after-school care.
We won't get a breather even after the schools open their doors in a few weeks. Our...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Robert Marcum knew he had a problem when he found out he was dead.
The tragic news arrived recently as he was trying to close a deal to buy property in Palm Springs. Marcum, 70, was informed that, according to his credit file, he'd passed away a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Now that a big part of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) has gone into effect, there's an unfortunate development -- a new crop of scams that fraudsters have come up with in order to secure unauthorized use of your personal information. You...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Edward Joseph "Ned" McNeal Sr., who served in the General Assembly and who later headed the Credit Bureau of Baltimore, died at Sinai Hospital on Wednesday after suffering a fall at his home. The Timonium resident was 86.
Born in Baltimore and raised on...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it.
The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: I had a mortgage with a big box lender. I lost my job and hung on as long as possible. My home was actively listed for sale, and we had a short sale contract after jumping through every hoop they said. At the last...