What happens when one of the three primary entities designed to safeguard our financial identity to the outside world gets hacked?
We don’t know yet, but it’s quite possible that the answers will be illuminated in retrospect because Equifax waited more than a month to announce the breach.
What can you do at this time to ensure that you are shielded from the worst possible outcomes of this–or the inevitable next–mass identity theft?
The current—and almost decade-long—period of extremely low interest rates led many investors, especially those relying on a cash flow approach to investing, to seek alternatives to safe fixed-income investments.
On Friday, Equifax, one of the major credit reporting bureaus, issued a press release announcing that on July 29 it had discovered “unauthorized access” to data belonging to as many as 143 million U.S. consumers. We have compiled some information that we hope may help you understand what happened and what to do next. As…