BY MONITORING YOUR INTERNET browsing activity, identity thieves can steal personal information and use it to hack into your financial accounts. And ID theft has spiked during the pandemic. The number of cases more than doubled from 2019 to 2020, to nearly 1.4 million, according to a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission.
One way to protect yourself is by using a virtual private network. With a VPN, your connection is encrypted, which means anyone trying to monitor it will see nothing more than an unintelligible sequence of letters and numbers. A VPN also hides your IP address from the websites you visit. An IP address is a unique online identifier, and it can help hackers stitch together information about you.
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The Virtues of Volunteering
My column on fulfilling ways to spend retirement (“Living in Retirement,” April) continues to generate inspirational responses from readers, many of whom have sung the praises of volunteering. You also volunteered the names of additional service groups that you have found rewarding. I’ll cite a number of them for those of you in search of a cause that strikes a chord.
The Benefits of Working Longer
Delaying retirement for a couple of years—or even a few months— is the most effective way to improve your retirement security.
Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000
In early 1998, my American EnterpriseInstitute colleague Kevin Hassett, a well-credentialed academic who would later become chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Trump administration, came to me with an idea. Over the previous three-fourths of a century, stocks had returned an annual average of about 11% and government bonds 5.5%.
Limit Losses With These ETFs
The catch: You’ll give up some gains in return.
BET ON INFRASTRUCTURE STOCKS
On the heels of a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden has unveiled a major infrastructure initiative that would spend $2 trillion over eight years, financed in part by an increase in corporate tax rates from 21% to 28%.
Get Dividends Every Month
One way for income-hungry investors to keep cash flowing is to assemble a portfolio that shells out dividends every month.
Earn Up to 10% on Your Money
Yields are beginning to lift off. We found great deals for every level of risk.
How to Surf the Net More Safely
To help you fight identity theft, consider adding a VPN.
Tap Home Equity for Extra Income
Home is where the heart is, but it’s also a source of regular income for many retirees.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CAR RENTALS
Get up to speed on how to snag a deal and avoid pesky fees.
EXPRESSVPN: SPEEDY, RELIABLE SERVICE, BUT WHY THE EXOTIC LOCALE?
ExpressVPN is moving in the right direction, but how does it measure up overall?
¿Qué le espera al sector turístico este 2021?
LA SECTUR AFIRMÓ QUE, A PESAR DE CONTAR CON UN SISTEMA DE SALUD PÚBLICA MENOS AVANZADO, MÉXICO ES UNA DE LAS POTENCIAS TURÍSTICAS MENOS AFECTADAS POR EL COVID-19
Estima CNET recuperación del sector turístico para 2023
EL PRESIDENTE DE CNET VISLUMBRA UN PANORAMA POCO ALENTADOR PARA EL SECTOR TURÍSTICO Y HOTELERO EN LO QUE RESTA DE 2020 Y EN EL SIGUIENTE AÑO
BRAULIO ARSUAGA, presidente del Consejo Nacional Empresarial Turístico (CNET), responde a la pregunta: ¿cómo va a renacer el concepto de viaje?
La Batalla Por Los 300 MDD
En un intento más para lograr que el gobierno destine ese dinero a la promoción, Pablo Azcárraga Andrade propone extender el cobro de derechos de no residente a los turistas que llegan en cruceros y, lo recaudado, emplearlo en gasto social en los cinturones de miseria que rodean los grandes destinos turísticos.