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June 2018

Too Many Facebook Friends? Use These Tips to Manage Your Network
Reduce your privacy risks by following these tips from Consumer Reports.

Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip
These summer driving tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can help you have a safer road trip.

Shimming Is the New Skimming
This article from the Better Business Bureau describes shimming and provides tips to help you avoid it.

America's Byways and National Traffic & Road Closure Information
Planning a road trip soon? These sites from the Federal Highway Administration can help you with your planning and during your trip.

May 2018

How to Recycle Old Electronics
If you have old laptops, phones, or other electronics, this article from Consumer Reports provides 3 ways to get rid of them.

4 Ways to Opt Out of Junk Mail
This article from Clark Howard describes 4 ways to reduce the amount of preapproved credit card offers, catalogs and other direct mailings.

Facebook Updates Community Standards, Expands Appeals Process
This article from NPR describes the changes Facebook is making to its content review policy.

When It's Safe to Shred Your Tax Records
This article from Kiplinger.com explains how long you should keep various tax records.

March 2018

Did You Freeze Your Credit? Watch Out for These Pitfalls
This article from Kiplinger.com describes reasons other than shopping for credit when you may need to lift a credit freeze.

How to Turn Off Location Services on Your Smartphone
These tips can help you protect yourself by determining who can track you through your smartphone.

Shopping for a VPN App? Read this.
This article from the FTC describes VPN apps and provides tips for choosing one.

Staying Safe from Cybercrime During Tax Time
This fact sheet from the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Identity Theft Resource Center has tips for identifying scams targeting taxpayers and steps you can take to stay safe online.

February 2018

4 Reasons to File Taxes Early
If you like to wait until the last minute to file your taxes, then read this article from Consumer Reports.

Don't Lose More Than You're Planning: 4 Things to Consider Before Using Fitness Apps and Tech
Protect your privacy with these tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

Know Your Data: Our Latest List of Consumer Reporting Companies
This list from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lists the various consumer reporting companies including the specialty consumer reporting companies. It also includes tips on how to request your reports and fact check them.

Buying or Selling a "Smart" Home? Read This.
Check out these tips from the FTC before you buy or sell a "smart" home.

January 2018

How to Pay Less for Practically Anything
These tips from Consumer Reports will help you save money on a variety of products and services.

How Well Do You Really Understand Bitcoin?
Learn more about Bitcoin with this quiz from Kiplinger.com.

A monthly New Year's plan to declutter your home
Spread out the task of declutter your home over the next year with these tips from clark.com.

4 Ways to Stay Safer When Setting Up Your new IoT Devices
Taking these steps will enhance the security of your devices that connect to the Internet.

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