In this age of ready information and potential identity theft, consider reserving one credit card strictly for online shopping, Young said. Keep the available credit limit low and review your statements carefully.
"Dedicating one card to online shopping will simplify any clean-up or cancellations if the account is breached," said Young, who gave these additional tips:
For more information on managing your money successfully, check with the local or district K-State Research and Extension office or visit Extensionï¿½s Web site: www.oznet.ksu.edu/financialmanagement/ and click on Kansas Saves, a campaign to encourage savings and reduce - or manage - debt successfully. The financial management campaign is part of a national effort called America Saves, sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America.
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