From remote working to online shopping to virtual happy hours, we’re spending our lives online more than ever. And that means more opportunities for sophisticated criminals to strike. How can your identity be stolen? And what can you do about it?
In a time of so much financial uncertainty, there are small, meaningful steps you can take toward a brighter financial future. That is why OZY and Discover are teaming up for a series of discussions around financial issues on The Carlos Watson Show, the hit talk show hosted by OZY’s co-founder and CEO. Welcome to Brighter Financial Fridays.
To protect your identity, start by frequently mixing up your passwords and using two-factor authentication on financial sites, author and personal finance expert Erin Lowry, aka the “Broke Millennial,” tells Carlos.
Your credit score is “an insurance policy on your financial life,” Lowry tells Carlos. You won’t want to miss her tips on saving and investing as well as learning about your score. Two key words: “credit utilization.” And don’t forget to check your numbers using the Discover Credit Scorecard for free.