What should I be doing instead of this?

Are You Really You?

How to keep your identity from being stolen and used by others

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Personal information also is spread all over the place. The video store wants a driver's license number, social security number and credit card number in case you don't return your movies; they say the information is used to track you down so you can be reimbursed. Where are those paper applications stored at the video shop? If they're locked up, who has a key that would allow access? What kind of safeguards are in place to prevent an unscrupulous employee from getting his hands on that information?  

Home Dreams, Finance Nightmares

Despite the financial crisis, local programs continue to help first-time home buyers

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The American dream of home ownership has become a nightmare for many local residents due to rising interest rates, record foreclosures and intense scrutiny by lenders regarding loan qualification.