New York State Funeral Directors Association

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Equifax, the big credit reporting agency, recently announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.

Equifax has established a dedicated website at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to aid consumers in determining if their information has been potentially impacted and to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection.

This website also provides additional security information on steps consumers can take to protect their personal information.

A dedicated Equifax call center is also available toll-free at 866-447-7559, open daily from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Equifax will send direct mail notices to consumers whose credit card numbers or dispute documents with personal identifying information were impacted.

To read the Equifax press release regarding the incident, please click this link: https://investor.equifax.com/news-and-events/news/2017/09-07-2017-213000628.


 

Students at College

Students and their families have plenty of options to consider when it comes to paying for college tuition.

From scholarships to grants to loans, filling the gap can be a confusing proposition. Before deciding what options are right for you, here are a few important tips to keep in mind.

Fearless Female Climbing a Cliff

America Saves, a national campaign that promotes savings, notes significant differences in savings between men and women.

A 2014 survey showed that women displayed a greater interest in savings, but there was no greater savings effort or savings effectiveness compared to men.

But just two years later in the same survey, the gender gap leapt off the page.