Why Your Online Identity Will Be More Important than Your Social Security Number


I didn’t know my social security number until I got to college. The first time I ever had to use it was when I was completing my financial aid forms. I had to ask my mom what it was, and she, of course, rattled it off from memory. And I remember her telling me that I needed to write it down, but that I needed to keep it private.    Fast forward a few years later when my baby cousin – living in Germany at the time – had a hospital bill in his name from our hometown’s hospital. Someone had [...]