Protection

Buying Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

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With higher inflation looming on the horizon thanks to the extraordinary increase in the money supply from all the government spending on stimulus and bailouts, many investors are rushing into purchasing “inflation protection” via Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS). These securities are essentially government-issued bonds whose principal grows with rising inflation and pay a fixed interest rate […]

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Hacking Social Security Numbers and How to Protect Your Identity

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CBS news reports that according to a recent journal article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it is possible to use publicly available data on state and date of birth to predict someone’s Social Security number, particularly if they were born after 1988 and in smaller states. The ability to use […]

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