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The best way to protect your identity, plus more financial news

This month’s financial news headlines delve into the economic outlook and identity theft, plus we’ll take a look at some charitable generosity. Follow these headlines to stay in the financial know.

A Line of Defense Against the Theft of Personal Data: With the recent data breach at Target and the steady stream of reports of fraud, you might be feeling especially protective of your personal info. This article details how a credit freeze can help you guard your data. (If you find your identity has been compromised, take a look at “The road to recovery: What to do when your identity is stolen” to learn what you need to do.)

10 Best Public College Values, 2014: Is a college hunt in your future? If so, this is a list you might be interested in. Kiplinger’s reveals the 10 colleges it thinks will give you the most bang for your buck.

Small Businesses ‘Treading Water’ – NFIB Index Up Only Slightly: An important cog in the U.S. economy, small business owners have some mixed feeling about the future. A recent survey shows optimism among small business owners is up, but the vast majority still don’t think it’s a good time to expand their businesses.

Yellen Says Fed On Track To Keep Trimming Stimulus: In other economic news, new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reports that the central bank will continue the gradual stimulus reduction, while acknowledging that “our economy is not back.” This article gives an in-depth look at her latest remarks.

The Americans Who Gave Away The Most Money In 2013: Finally, how about some feel-good news? Here’s a look at the Americans who gave the most money to charity last year. The top 50 donated a total of $7.7 billion in 2013.

What financial news headlines are grabbing your attention? Share them in the comments!

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