Protecting Your Identity

It shouldn’t be news to you at this point that Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies in the country, was recently hacked. The hackers were able to gain access to consumers’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses and, in some cases, more. That information is extremely powerful in a digital […]

Paying Medical Bills: Understand Your Options

In 2001, Jill and I had our first child, Maeve. Two years later, our dynamic duo, Phoebe and Sophie, joined the Cutter clan. Phoebe always reminds us that she became a member first, since she pushed Sophie out of the way on her way out of the womb. Three kids in diapers—fun times.   At […]

Checkout Fees on Credit Cards may Greet Consumers in the New Year

Starting January 27th, 2013, savvy shoppers will have one more variable to consider when deciding where to buy their goods.  This marks the first day that retailers have the right to pass the cost of using credit cards on to their customers directly, using what is called a checkout or swipe fee. The fee, which […]