Craig Johnson

PlayStation debuts credit cards
Game on? Sony debuts PlayStation rewards credit card Credit & Debit Cards October 4, 2017
Gamers are well accustomed to scoring points and winning a prize or a reward each time they grab the controller.…
Recall: Playtex plates and bowls. Image credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Playtex recalls 3.6 million children’s plates and bowls over choking hazard Recalls October 3, 2017
Playtex has issued a recall on some of its children's plates and bowls, citing them as a choking hazard, the…
Equifax Data Breach: 2.5 million more consumers affected, ex-CEO faces Congress
Equifax Data Breach: 2.5 million more consumers affected, ex-CEO faces Congress Money & Credit October 3, 2017
Just when consumers were coming to grips with the financial debacle that is the Equifax data breach, the number of…
Home security system
Your guide to DIY home security systems Improvements & Security October 2, 2017
Everyone likes to feel safe and the security of yourself and your family probably ranks pretty high on the list…
Write a check to pay the credit card bill
Tired of being nickle & dimed? | Where to get truly free checking Banks & Banking October 2, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement Oct. 2…
Auto sales, Harvey contributed to slowed consumer spending in August, U.S. says
Auto sales, Harvey contributed to slowed consumer spending in August, U.S. says Deals & Savings September 29, 2017
Dinged by slow auto sales, U.S. consumer spending softened in August, according to Commerce Department figures released Friday. Consumer spending…
women celebrating
Women are reaching financial adulthood before men, new study finds Money & Credit September 29, 2017
In all the key indicators across the board, millennial women are achieving milestones that they defined as representing financial adulthood…
Why you may need a virtual credit card
Why you may need a virtual credit card Money & Credit September 28, 2017
As evidenced by the Equifax data breach, the credit industry is having quite a time keeping people's personal information safe.…
Boy builds tiny house
How a 13-year-old built his own tiny house for $1,500 Homes & Real Estate September 27, 2017
A 13-year-old boy is making headlines this week after building his own home for $1,500, according to multiple news reports.…
Sonic data breach
Report: Sonic hit with data breach, millions of customers possibly affected Identity Theft September 27, 2017
Fast-food chain Sonic Drive-In may have been the victim of a massive data breach affecting millions of customers, according to…
Can tech save the funeral industry?
How technology is taking some of the pain out of planning a funeral Wills & Funerals September 27, 2017
Losing a loved one, whether it be a close friend or family member, can be a devastating blow to a…
Here’s why your organic shopping list keeps getting bigger
Here’s why your organic shopping list keeps getting bigger Food & Restaurants September 26, 2017
Once you go organic, your quest for such foods becomes almost manic, resulting in more purchases of healthy GMO-free fare.…
How to help Puerto Rico
Hurricane aftermath: Here’s how you can help Puerto Rico Donating & Volunteering September 25, 2017
Days after Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into the island nation, Puerto Rico, an American territory made up of 3.4…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Protect yourself from tax fraud by getting a PIN from the IRS Money & Credit September 22, 2017
One detail that's truly alarming about Equifax data breach is the fact that Social Security numbers were among the trove…
Airplane
Here are the pesky fees that are making those airline ticket prices sky-high Travel September 21, 2017
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that airline fees are taking flight. Even fliers who happen to catch…
Equifax data breach
The Consumers Union is calling on Equifax to take these 7 steps immediately Credit September 20, 2017
If one consumer advocacy group gets its way, people affected by the Equifax data breach could be compensated from a…
Equifax Data Breach: How to sign up for Credit Karma’s free monitoring service
Equifax Data Breach: How to sign up for Credit Karma’s free monitoring service Money & Credit September 19, 2017
As much as I tried not to, I became increasingly concerned about Equifax data breach the more I learned about…
Recall alert: Target 4-drawer dressers pose entrapment, tip-over risks
Recall alert: Target 4-drawer dressers pose entrapment, tip-over risks Online Shopping September 18, 2017
Target has issued a recall alert for a popular brand of dressers, the retailer said recently. The dresser, which comes…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: What if I plan to get a loan, new credit or mortgage? Money & Credit September 18, 2017
As more information becomes available about the Equifax data breach, U.S. consumers are increasingly looking for answers on whether they…
Emergency Room
Here are the states and cities with the most uninsured residents Disability Insurance September 17, 2017
Health insurance is one of those things that people can generally agree is a necessity in this day and age.…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: If my credit is frozen, can I still use my credit cards? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
As more information becomes available about the Equifax data breach, many consumers have questions relating to how it affects them —…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Is LifeLock just as good as a credit freeze? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
With more information coming out about the Equifax data breach, consumers are increasingly looking for answers on whether their information…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Should I sign up for Equifax’s free credit monitoring? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
As more information becomes available about the Equifax data breach, many consumers have questions relating to how it affects them —…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: What are the cons of a credit freeze? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
As consumers learn more about the the Equifax data breach, they have more questions about their potential exposure to identity fraud.…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Does a credit freeze impact my credit score? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
U.S. consumers this week are concerned about how their lives are going to be affected after the Equifax data breach.…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: How long does it take for a credit thaw to take effect? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
With more information coming out about the Equifax data breach, consumers are increasingly looking into freezing their credit and finding…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Does a credit freeze protect me from all fraud? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
With more information coming out about the Equifax data breach, consumers are increasingly looking for answers on whether their information…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Does a credit freeze impact or protect my bank accounts? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
With more information coming out about the Equifax data breach, consumers are increasingly looking for answers on whether their information…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: How do I freeze my credit? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
Consumers are looking for answers after Equifax announced a data breach that has exposed as many as 143 million Americans…