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Finances carry emotional weight for women – and that’s OK

Sienna Kossman
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How I manage my money, credit cards and debt can be a regular source of worry and shame. In fact, a recent CreditCards.com survey revealed that women worry more about money than men and lose more sleep over concerns such…
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Many payday loan alternatives still charge eye-popping APRs

Kelly Dilworth
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As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau gets ready to crack down on payday loan providers, a growing number of online lenders are promising borrowers with bad credit a fairer, less expensive emergency alternative. Many of these lenders insist they’re not…
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My week using only Samsung Pay

Jamie Gonzalez

I’ve edited scores of stories about mobile payments, but as long as I had my older model cellphone, it was a world I was left out of. So when it finally gave out and I had to get a replacement,…
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Visa ‘Quick Chip’ added to reduce chip cards’ dip delay

Jay MacDonald

Americans have developed an embarrassing dipping obsession lately with what we perceive to be the interminable transaction-time delay involved when we dip an EMV chip card rather than swipe its mag stripe. I say “perceive” because Visa, for one, insists…
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My worst financial sin: Not opening the mail

Kelly Dilworth
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Like a lot of disorganized people, I have an allergy to opening the mail. Until I married and acquired my own personal letter opener (thanks, sweetheart!), I threw mail I didn’t want to deal with on the floor, in a…
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