Tips and Tricks to help you make better decisions and live your best financial life.
Get a customer! Yes, just one person or business willing to pay for your work. Asking friends and family to try you out for free is a great way to learn what you don’t know, but you need to be confident that what you’re selling is something people want. The best ideas in the world can crash and burn if no one wants what you’re selling.
If you enjoy something and would like to earn some money doing it, you need to be good at it, or at least competitive. "Not knowing how" shouldn't automatically cross an idea off your list. But if your dream side job is something you've been dreaming about and not doing, look for opportunities to build those skills you need to succeed.
There are numerous steps to setting up a side hustle. Whether you're looking to make some extra money, get a head start on your own business, or are looking to develop new skills or understanding, taking things one step at a time can be a good idea.
This simple video explains the ins and outs of identity theft, and how you can protect yourself. It also outlines what to do if you think your identity has been stolen.
Do you know how to recognize a fraudster? Did you know there are red flags that can tip you off to whether or not someone it trying to commit fraud? This quick two minute video provides some key factors to help you spot a fraudster.
If you've been caught by fraudsters or got swindled by a scam artist, you should consider reporting your case to the Federal Trade Commission. This simple video outlines what steps you need to take to file a complain. Whether a business hasn't delivered on their promise, or you've been cheated out of money, this video shows you what you need to do next.
These types of scams are becoming more widespread everyday. There have been reports of various spam emails using a variety of methods, including attachments, forms, and fake testimonials, to get the recipient to provide personal information and credit card details.
Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts.
Tech support scams are easy to fall for because a lot of us aren't experts in this area and believe there could be a problem with your computer (or other device) even when there isn't.