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Math skills add up to better credit account management

John Egan

Pity the poor undergraduate psychology majors at Ohio State University: They’re forced to take a class in psychology statistics. Sounds painful, doesn’t it? For someone as math-averse as I, the thought of being required to take a statistics course makes…
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Payment privacy tools swap benefits for security

Kelly Dilworth

Startups capitalizing on consumers’ annoyance with data breaches are offering new payment tools that promise to aggressively shield cardholders’ privacy. But in exchange for peace of mind, you may be giving up card rewards and other useful perks. Before you…
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Airport lounges, pricey tigers and other credit news to know

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: $7,500 That’s how much Citi wants you to spend to get the revamped Prestige’s 75,000-point sign-up bonus. Nope, that’s not a typo, there’s not an extra zero. They really want you to spend SEVEN TIMES the…
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Hidden card benefit: Save money and sanity in airport lounges

Stephanie Zito

Airports are full of crowds, lines, delays, poor and expensive food choices, pushy passengers, and often grumpy airline agents, but your credit cards often can help you escape much of that. Airports, you see, are secretly one of my happy…
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Summer jobs program teaches ABCs of debit

John Egan

High school students traditionally take classes in English, math, science and social studies, but in Baltimore, youths in the city’s summer jobs program are learning how to handle plastic. The plastic is in the form of a debit card, which…
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