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7 Ways to Keep Your Money and Identity Safe When Using Mobile Payment Apps

It’s not far-fetched to think that someday soon, you’ll be able to leave home needing nothing more than a smartphone. Even today, more and more consumers are beginning to use payment apps to make purchases online, in-store, and to transfer money to friends, family and other organizations. A report from BI Intelligence predicted usage rates of in-store mobile payments would grow 80 percent year-over-year between 2016 and 2020, meaning mobile wallets and payment apps are likely to become even more common. The Rise of the Mobile Wallet Currently, there are two primary categories of payment apps: those that use near-field communication,…

Cleaning up Your Digital Footprint

For most people, the new year is an opportunity for a fresh start. While there certainly is no shortage of ways in which you can invite change into your life, there is a powerful, yet sometimes overlooked, way to put your best foot forward this year. Looking at your digital footprint can have a significant impact on your personal and professional relationships throughout the year. Why It Matters You have undoubtedly heard you never get a second chance to make a first impression. In today’s digital age, how you present yourself virtually can speak volumes before you even meet someone…