5 Ways You’re at Risk for Identity Theft

It’s the fastest-growing crime in America, and every minute, 19 people fall prey to it. What is it? Identity theft. In addition to the personal violation you feel, identity theft is costly and time-consuming to reverse. It’s fairly easy to prevent identity theft just by changing some of the habits you may not know are putting you at risk. Here are five ways you may be putting yourself...

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Dealing with a collections agency (or, remember to pay your bills!)

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Yesterday, I received a surprising phone call from a collections agency stating I allegedly owed $211 on a past Telus account (phone/internet/cable company). Naturally, I was somewhat shocked – I’m a personal finance blogger, how the hell am I being contacted by a collections agency? I have never missed a payment on, well, just about anything! After I got over the initial adrenaline burst...

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Getting a free credit report in Canada

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Just a quickie today – I was pleased to knock this one off my list of things-to-do: If you’re in Canada, and you’re interested in checking out your credit report, the government of Canada provides some handy links for your convenience.  (I was actually surprised at how easy it was to find this information…)  From here, you can request a paper copy of your credit report from...

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