November, 2013

Safe Holiday Shopping and Giving

November 21st, 2013
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Safe holiday shopping in stores The holidays are here which means searching store sales for the perfect gifts. To ensure safe holiday shopping at the mall, remember these common sense tips: Keep your purse or wallet close at hand at all times. Surprisingly, online identity theft only slightly edges out offline theft. If a holiday receipt or order confirmation has your credit card info on it, don’t throw it in the trash where thieves can find it. If you do throw these items away, shred them first. Safe holiday shopping also means being careful at the ATM. When getting cash, make sure no one [ read more ]

Use your smartphone to find smart buys

November 12th, 2013
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2013 is expected to be a record breaking year for holiday purchases made via smartphones and other mobile devices. People aren’t just going mobile for the convenience of shopping online. They’re using their smartphones to shop smarter in-store—whether it’s to comparison shop, look for online coupons, or find competing deals at stores that match their competitors’ sale prices. Find out how to make mobile work for you this holiday shopping season. Share your shopping tips with us. Have you been shopping via smartphone or do you have specific apps you think are useful? Leave a comment below. [ read more ]