Our smartphones have provided us with both convenience and vulnerability in this digital age. It’s true that it is now easier than ever to pay for items in a matter of seconds, but that convenience has also left our money increasingly vulnerable.


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The recent data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus, and other major retailers may make you feel a bit paranoid to shop using your credit or debit card. You may feel vulnerable when you use your cards to make online purchases as well. Even though hackers and thieves are a concern when it comes to your finances, there are precautions you can take to protect your money.

The best method to practice when it comes to protecting your money is to make moves in your daily life that will increase the security of your finances. There are apps you can install on your phone to help make it harder for thieves to steal your information; there are gadgets you can use for added protection as well.

We have gathered a list of gadgets and apps you can use to help increase your personal security. Most of these apps or gadgets cost a little money, but they may be worth the price for the safety of your finances. Protect your money, wallet, phone, and personal information by utilizing the following apps and gadgets.


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