Each day, under our own nose, there is a cost to the Starbucks habit. I am talking about something so innocent and naïve, we fail to see the harm it is doing to our pockets.
If both parties focus on the rational, business aspects of the deal, there is a greater chance that the personal -- and financial -- relationships involved will emerge intact.
The more business we do and information we share online, the more identity theft becomes a growing threat to our financial security. There are ways you can help protect your good name and credit. You've got to be vigilant and willing to put in a little effort on a regular basis. But as anyone who has ever been the victim of identity theft will tell you, it's worth it.