Tuesday links – is your identity at risk?

Your Money

Identity thieves stepping up their tactics – Last year, a staggering 13.1 million people were victims of identity theft. The thieves are stepping up their efforts. Are you at risk? This NBC News article presents 5 steps that you can take to protect yourself.

Investing

Ethical investing – Do you have a set of value which seeks to avoid tobacco, alcohol, defense contractors? You might have a set of values which seeks to avoid items such as these. If you are investing in a S&P 500 index fund, indirectly you might be investing in companies that you would never want to be involved with. There are investment funds which seek to avoid such investments.

Misc.

What are you doing on Sunday? If you are like 189 million others, you’ll be watching the Super Bowl. One of the many Super Bowl factoids circulated every year has it that 325 million gallons of beer are consumed by Americans on Super Bowl Sunday.

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