Last week, LinkedIn confirmed that they had a security breach that resulted in millions of password being hijacked. If you’re on LinkedIn, then I highly suggest you go through and change your password. Additionally, it might be worth updating passwords across all systems, as I have.
Security Suggestion: Password Safes
If you’re wondering how to keep track of all of these passwords, I’m glad you asked. I use an excellent solution that is free: KeePass. It allows me to generate ridiculous passwords for different websites really easily. When you need to log into a system or website, just go into this software (it requires a password to log into it) and select the password you need.
This is the easiest way to organize your passwords, and be as secure as possible. Here is a password I just had it generate, and it literally only took me 10 seconds: lZi1nW903eNcLmv4jPlMmz5PQvVVbl. Tell me that’s not an ugly password! Don’t worry, I won’t be using that password .
With a software like KeePass, there is no reason to use the same password across different systems, let alone using passwords like password1. Also, pa55word1 isn’t that clever either . OK, enough with terrifying everyone, onto the roundup. Below are the submissions from my roundup. Have a great week everyone!
JP @ My Family Finances writes Are Bank CDs a Waste of Time and Money for Families? – These days it’s hard to see bank CDs as anything but a waste of time and money for your family’s finances.
Daisy @ Add Vodka writes It’s Not Necessary To Pay For Your Kid’s College Education – ****** Disclaimer (Edit): This post is in no way meant to reduce the accomplishment of those who had their parents pay for college for them, nor is it meant to be a compare/contrast of people that pay for their own …Read more »
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Simple Steps To Grow Your Business – As your business starts succeeding, you should look at what the next level is. This can encompass a whole range of things, from moving out of the house and into a real shop, or even just making your existing business look more professional and function more streamlined.
Jeremy Waller @ Personal Finance Whiz writes Top Personal Finance Posts Of The Week – Facebook IPO Post Mortem Analysis Edition – So…Facebook’s IPO was on Friday…and it was one of the least exciting IPOs I’ve ever seen. The hype leading up to it was off the charts. This was supposed to be one of the biggest IPOs in years. It opened pretty stinkin’ close to my prediction.
Jason @ Work Save Live writes Things to Consider With Your Relationship and Money – This week I’m taking a part of a “Blog Swap.” So instead of posting on my site today, I’m trading places with one of my fellow bloggers! I hope you enjoy hearing from a new perspective! Your Relationship and Money A lot of couples fight about money.
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes How to Make Money as a Part-Time Baseball Umpire – If you love the sport of baseball and have some free time, there’s no reason you can’t be an umpire for real and get paid to do it!
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Should You Hide Money From Your Spouse? – A recent study showed that many partners or spouses hide money from their significant other. Is it okay to hide money from your spouse?
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Understanding the Different Stock Indexes – Read more to understand the difference in the stock indexes. Information is power when it comes to the exchanges!
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes 35 Money Lies People Tell Regularly – Men supposedly lie six times more per day than women, and when someone tells you, be a man or a woman – “Nothing is wrong, I’m OKAY”, they’re really lying to your face.
Kevin @ Thousandaire writes Invest in Used Washers and Dryers, Get Rich – I bought a washer and dryer set for cheap and re-sold it four years later for a 75 percent profit.
John @ Married (with Debt) writes Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen and the Prosperity Gospel – Preachers like Creflo Dollar and Joel Osteen are leading figures in the prosperity gospel movement. What is it, and is it right?
MR @ Money Reasons writes Are You Underestimating Your Abilities and Potential? – Are we underestimating ourselves? Read my story of a brilliant neighborhood mom that could have made much more money in life.
Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Addictions Can Ruin Your Budget – Addictions can get expensive, not all of them, but some of them can. Addictions can ruin your budget and financial goals. Will addictions ruin everybody’s……
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Are You Entitled? Does Entitlement Lead to Debt? – Find out how the feeling of entitlement affects your spending habits and what you can do to stop it.
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Canadian Dividend Stocks: Brookfield Renewable – Many investors are looking to Canada as a source of investing opportunity that are a little more eco-friendly than their competitors like Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners.
Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Would You Pay More For a House With a View? – Do you think that houses with an excellent view is worth more? Would you pay more for one?
Laura @ NerdWallet writes Chase Freedom + Chase Checking = Even Better Rewards – The Chase Freedom is one of the best no-fee credit cards, offering a full 5% cash back on rotating bonus categories and 1% elsewhere. Plus, it’s currently offering a $100 signup bonus. But it gets even better: they’re offering a bonus for Chase checking account customers that could net you an impressive 11% rewards on a $1 purchase, and at least a 1.1% rewards rate elsewhere.
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes 20 Ways to Spend Money On and Off Board a Cruise – I am fresh off the ship of the first cruise I have ever taken.
Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes Living to 100 and Beyond: The Changes Ahead – This is the second in a series of articles on living to 100 and beyond. This post was originally published on May 26, 2010. Living to 100 and beyond…
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes What Are Your Options for Dealing with Debt – One of the biggest problems with debt is that being burdened by it makes you feel helpless. However, you always have options for dealing with debt, for tackling it yourself to using debt management services by Pay Plan.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Getting Excited about FINCON12 But Nervous Too… – The Financial Blogger Conference 2012 is going to be awesome, but I am already nervous about speaking. This will make FINCON12 a bit more stressful for me.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Harnessing The Power Of Compound Interest – There is a power of compound interest that both savers and investors need to understand and harness in order to grow their wealth.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes The 3R’s of Success – The 3 R’s of Success is the eighteenth in a series of articles to help you reach your goal.
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Get a Free $25 to Lend on Kiva – Maybe I’m behind the times on this but I recently learned about Kiva. I’d heard of it before but I didn’t know what it was.
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Reevaluating Your Wireless Service – Do you spent too much on your wireless service? These people are perfect examples of why you should reevaluate your plan today!
Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Are Investors in the PIMCO Total Return Fund Missing Out? – The PIMCO Total Return Fund is Underperforming PIMCO’s new BOND ETF. Are PIMCO Total Return Fund Investors missing out?
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes 5 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Without Breaking the Bank – Imagine your life without a mortgage; you’d have more money to spend, more money to save, more money to invest—more money for everything!
Steven Zussino @ Canadian Personal Finance writes Is Buying a Condo the Right Decision for You? – The decision to purchase a home, any home, is a big one. It means more responsibility, less flexibility when it comes time to move, and a mortgage. However, financially speaking, purchasing is a better investment more times than not.
PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Reasons Why People Don’t Follow Their Dreams – Find out why people fail to realize their dreams. Why do people fail? Why do people give up on their dreams?
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Is Getting Pet Insurance Worth It? – For some people, the issue of getting pet insurance is simply ridiculous.
Steve Zussino @ Grocery Alerts writes 10 ways Canadians can save money at the movies – This summer has some major blockbusters coming out including: The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus,The Expendables 2, The Amazing Spider-Man and Men in Black III. Before making your picks as to what you are planning to watch, you should consider how to spend your movie budget. I wanted to share 10 ways Canadians can save money at the movies
101 Centavos @ 101 Centavos writes How To Painfully Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year – While we’re off on vacation, I’m recycling/re-branding/editing some old posts. This one was originally posted on November 6th, 2010. Save hundreds…
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Our House On The Market: Month Three – We’ve now had our house on the market for three long months, and I’m losing faith. We’re dropping the asking price, but I wonder whether it’s enough to get it sold.
YFS @ Your Finances Simplified writes Rental Property #3 Numbers Analysis – As I told you guys in the last post, I’m going to give you the actual break down of my current and future rental property purchases.
PPlan @ Provident Plan writes Insurance: Pros and Cons – In all walks of life, it pays to be safe. Doing your best to ensure that you don’t succumb to any illness, injury or any other form of harm is important,
SB @ Finance Product Reviews writes Capital One Venture Reward Card Review – Creating a budget is difficult task but, sticking to the budget is tougher. Budgetary allocation requires discipline and consistency. Learn how you can amend regular over spending habit and stick to the budget.
Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes Frugal Living Made Easy – Frugal living is all about making informed and deliberate choices in how to spend money. In other words, frugality allows me to get more value for my hard earned dollar and who wouldn’t want that?
Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes Debt Settlement vs. Debt Consolidation – Debt settlement and debt consolidation are among the top debt-reduction options for individuals who have more debt than they can handle. While both tracks can help you get out of debt, their approaches are very different.
Kraig @ Young, Cheap Living writes How I’m Achieving My Goals by Attending FinCon12 – After having started my blog just 6 months ago, I booked my trip this week for the 2012 Financial Blogger Conference in Denver. This is quite exciting for me and my career as I plan to use it to achieve my personal and professional goals. In this post, I talk about those goals and how the conference fits in with them.
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Getting Your Life Back in Order After a Fire or Other Disaster – A short guide to getting the pieces of your life picked up and reorganized after you go through a fire or similar traumatizing event.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Victim of Identity Theft? Here Are Your Next Steps to Protect Yourself - Once you get over the shock in being a victim of identity theft you have some steps you need to take. See what they are so you can make sure your credit is protected.
CCS @ Credit Card Smarts writes Savvy Credit Card Use: Track Your Spending - A big key to using your credit card wisely is tracking your credit card spending. Se how you can do this any why you need to.