For the past year-and-a-half that I’ve been paying off my student loans, I’ve often found myself thinking about what life would be like if I didn’t have this pesky obligation. For one, I’d have a lot more room in my monthly budget and I would feel so much more freedom in my
What is a breached credit card number worth?
Credit and debit card numbers obtained by fraudsters through breaches at the POS used to fetch $5 and up on the dark web, to be used as counterfeit cards or used for fraudulent online purchases. But a recent webinar presented by the Aite Group, using data from Trend Micro, showed some eye-opening data, that a PAN with expiry and CVV is worth less than a quarter. Meanwhile a valid PayPal username and password is worth over $6, with Uber and Facebook username/password combinations going for...
Financial Advice for Single Ladies
Originally posted on SheKnows.com by Samantha Paxson, Chief Experience & Marketing Officer (CXMO), CO-OP Financial Services While more than 57 million single women now live in the U.S., it’s safe to say that the majority of these ladies aren’t what our parents used to call “spinsters.” As Redbook Magazine noted recently, women can be both single and happy.... Read More »
20 Things We Did to Pay off $53K of Student Loan Debt
In 2016 my husband and I paid off over $53,000 of student loan debt. Our combined income was roughly $88K meaning we lived off $35K and put 60% of our income towards loans. Pinch me…
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