Daily Challenges

Daily Challenge (The Hurricane Edition): Print a Hurricane Tracking Chart If You Live Near the Coast

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Weekend Challenges

Weekend Challenge: File Unfiled Taxes

Did you file a tax extension this year?  Sadly, if you haven’t filed taxes for any tax year, the Equifax breach means that the hackers can you use your information to file a fraudulent tax return and get your refund–or a refund in your name.  What a mess that would be! So if you filed an extension this year–or if…

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Simplify Your Holidays

Fall . . .

Today is the first day of my favorite season:  fall!  I love the crisp air, corn mazes, the changing leaves, and pumpkin rolls, pumpkin pancakes, and pumpkin pies.  It’s such a lovely time of year. I do hate raking leaves with a passion, though, so I’ll be mowing those babies with my bagger attached until December.  🙂  But I digress.…

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Daily Challenges

Daily Challenge: Change Your Passwords.

For now, today is the last of the daily challenges that relate to the recent Equifax breach. If you’ve missed the previous challenges, please feel free to review them here: Freeze Your Credit Obtain Your Credit Report Check All Your Financial Accounts Place a Fraud Alert with One Credit Reporting Company Opt Out of Pre-Screened Offers Protect Your Child’s Credit…

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Daily Challenges

Daily Challenge: Protect Your Child’s Credit.

You may have been contemplating what to do to protect your child in light of the Equifax breach.  You have options, but you definitely should consider doing something. The Goal The goal is to protect your minor children’s credit for their future.  The best way to accomplish this task depends on hard decisions you must make. What I Did My…

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Daily Challenges

Daily Challenge: Opt Out of Pre-Screened Offers.

Do you get a lot of prescreened offers like insurance solicitations, credit card offers, and other junk mail?  You can actually opt out of these with a quick and easy Internet form, something you should consider doing, particularly if you are concerned about having someone steal those offers and use them to set up credit in your name. The Goal The goal…

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Daily Challenges

Daily Challenge: Place a Fraud Alert with One Credit Reporting Company.

I’m still trying to complete steps to protect my family after the Equifax breach.  As of the time I wrote this post–I typically write these posts several days in advance–Transunion still hasn’t completed my credit freeze.  This article makes me think there is a reason. After reading that article, I decided to place a fraud alert in addition to the…

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