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My dad turned 80 this year. The man has a love for life and energy levels that rival those in their 40s. 

Nearly all of us these days have some type of mobile device that is essentially a part of us. It is filled with all kinds of personal information, such as our contacts, our email conversations, and perhaps even our health information. Losing it, having it accessed without permission, or finding out it’s infested with malware can be a really scary moment. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to protect those devices and the information on them.

Shopping online can be a great way to compare prices with ease, avoid the crowds and even find great deals.  It can be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you never have to leave your home to do it.  But, you should take some precautions, as you would when you shop in stores, to make sure your experience continues to be pleasant going forward.  Let’s take a look at seven important tips to consider when shopping online:

You’ve probably heard about identity theft – either from a corporate data breach or from a friend who lost his wallet and had his identity stolen. Unfortunately, identity theft is a crime that’s becoming more and more common. If you’re an identity theft victim, or involved in circumstances where you may be a victim, placing a fraud alert on your credit file can help protect your financial future.

Check fraud is a serious problem in the United States.  You should do all you can to protect unauthorized access to the funds in your checking account.  Here are some important tips to follow in this effort: