Here are 5 things you should know.
1. You can freeze and unfreeze your credit file for free.
Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, thanks to a new federal law.
2. If you use Google voice commands on your phone, you may be surprised what data is being kept without your knowledge.
Check out https://myactivity.google.com and look at Voice & Audio Activity.
A lot of the recordings seem to start before saying “Ok Google”, which suggests it is potentially recording all the time. Check through your privacy settings and disable the options to keep recordings.
3. You can mute gas station ads at the pump by pressing the 2nd from the top button to the right of the screen.
4. It takes longer to read capital letters.
When typing a sentence in all caps, remember that people read capital letters slower than lowercase. If it’s a particularly long sentence, then it will be even worse. Single words and a phrase like “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” are fine, it’s when someone constructs a sentence using them then they’ve done a disservice to everyone reading it.
5. Ask for call reference numbers from your cell phone company everytime they promise you big changes or credits. They will conveniently not be able to find the credits or unable to verify, but with a call reference, they cannot do this.