You can save and invest your money wisely. You can follow your budget to a T. You can be excellent at managing your money and making it grow– but if you don’t protect it properly, it might not even mean anything. If you use the internet at all, you have given everyone else on it access to you. Even the smallest bit of personal information can be used to find your accounts, your address, or any other thing that hackers want to find. I’m not saying this to make you more paranoid—it doesn’t happen to everyone– but identity theft is a real issue that affects millions of Americans. It pays to be wise. This post by Briana Carter at Bargain Briana has some invaluable tips:
-Use strong, unique passwords for each of your individual banking or credit card accounts,
-Update your Facebook privacy settings. It is so easy to find out the entire family history of users on Facebook when privacy settings are wide open.
-Know how your credit card company protects you. Fortunately, your credit card company helps detect fraud. An important tip is to register on your bank or credit card’s online account center, where you can keep track of purchases daily or weekly rather than waiting for your statement.
-Set up mobile alerts.