Personal finance: Children more vulnerable than adults to ID theft
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It’s a thought more terrifying than any haunted house. Your pride-and-joy’s Social Security number is stolen by scammers, who use it to find employment, pick out the latest iPhone and get credit. It can be years, if not decades, before anyone notices your child’s ruined credit.

Child identity theft is getting a lot of attention from consumer groups and identity theft protection companies. But is it common enough for parents to add to a long list of worries about raising kids in a high-tech era?The Federal Trade Commission says 8 percent of the ID theft complaints in 2010 involved children.But experts who study the issue say that child ID theft is likely underreported, either because it’s hard to detect, or because the adults responsible for the theft are parents or relatives, financially strapped and out of options or without a Social Security number of their own.A report from ID Analyt…………… continues on Fort Worth Star Telegram
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McDaniel named ‘Best Value’ college by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
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McDaniel College is among the top liberal arts colleges named a “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and the only Maryland liberal arts college to make the list, according to a McDaniel College media release.

The 200 colleges and universities that make Kiplinger’s list provide strong academics and affordability. Colleges and universities are assessed based on cost and financial aid, competitiveness, academic support, graduation rates and student indebtedness.

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