Money Roundup: Welcome to the Club Edition

by Michael on Jan 18, 2014 · 3 comments

To the Target hackers, all I can say is “welcome to the club.” You’ve joined a long list of people who have hacked entities with whom I’ve had a financial relationship.

This includes a university housing service where I lived years ago, and which (apparently) still had my info in their database. It also includes my current employer (and possibly a former employer). And it includes a long list of businesses.

The outcome of all of these hacks?

Some inconvenience (e.g., having cards swapped out), a tiny bit of anxiety, zero fraudulent accounts, and exactly $0 in the way of fraud. This isn’t to say that bad things never happen, just that they haven’t happened to me. Yet.

But this doesn’t stop me from keeping an eye on things. We regularly review our credit reports (Related: Get Credit Report Reminders) and I also monitor our bank and credit accounts. If nothing else, it helps keep us in touch with our money.

And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:

That’s it. I hope you’re having a great weekend.


1 Kurt @ Money Counselor January 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Thanks Michael for mentioning my piece on tax numbers. Best wishes for a successful 2014!

2 J. Money January 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

Rock on brotha. I can be hired anytime for your kids’ parties if you’d like? 😉

3 Michael January 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Hmmm… Tempting. 😉

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