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Jay MacDonald

Jay MacDonald is a professional writer and frequent contributor to CreditCards.com. His off-the-beaten-path feature stories explore the religious, astrological, psychological, aromatic and hygienic aspects of credit cards as well as their cultural significance in film, fashion and popular song. His one-on-one interviews include TV personalities, bestselling authors, a championship boxer, a hip-hop mogul, an etiquette expert, a secret agent and a meteor hunter. Of course he lives in Florida.

Posts by Jay MacDonald

Living with credit, New products

Trump Dash Button speeds donations to ACLU

While it didn’t take long for a socially aware techno-cat to cook up an ingenious response to the sometimes ALL CAPS feeds from America’s Tweeter-in-Chief, nobody saw the Trump rage button coming. Credit that mic-drop moment to Nathan Pryor, a…
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Living with credit, New products

With chip-enabled sunglasses, it’s paid with the shades

Ever notice how sometimes when you’re searching for a solution, the answer is as plain as the nose on your face? In Visa’s case, that “oh-duh!” moment was literally resting on the nose – and not just one but millions…
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Living with credit, New products, Protecting yourself

Mastercard seeks patent on guessing your size

How would you feel if an airline assigned you a seat based on your body size, using data your credit card issuer collected from your shopping habits? That hypothetical scenario could one day become reality if the U.S. Patent and…
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New products

Techy IoT Malibu rum bottle will drive you to drink

In the “Internet of things” (or IoT) world, every problem, however slight, is just one technological connection away from a solution. Our refrigerators remotely take inventory and purchase their own contents online. Our home security systems text us with updates…
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Living with credit, New products

Biometric scanner lets you pay bar tab by giving the finger

Should a new biometric scanner making its debut next month at a London nightclub catch on, you may one day be able to pay your bartender by giving them the finger. No, not that finger, Einstein; your index finger! What…
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