Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Is identity theft protection worth it? Also in the news: The perks of cutting spending, why good credit matters even if you don’t plan to borrow, and how to get a replacement economic impact payment card.

Is identity theft protection worth it?
Valuing your online privacy.

The perks of cutting spending
It doesn’t have to hurt.

Why Good Credit Matters — Even if You Don’t Plan to Borrow
Prepare for the unexpected.

How to Get a Replacement Economic Impact Payment Card
That random card you threw out might have been your stimulus payment.