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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

Protecting yourself

Caller urges you to pay power bill in an hour? It’s a scam!

Recent news from Southeastern utility giant Duke Energy regarding some kinky new twists on the overdue-bill phone scam has me thinking low-tech may be the new high-tech when it comes to card fraud. The scam itself is a classic: You…
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Living with credit, New products

Visa ‘Quick Chip’ added to reduce chip cards’ dip delay

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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Living with credit

Please, let’s help poor Kanye West

If you possess so much as a shred of humanity, you’ll liquidate your portfolio posthaste, max out your credit cards pronto and empty your wallet this minute to help crowdsource Kanye Kardashian-West, who’s apparently $53 million shy of the scratch…
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Living with credit, New products

Card-connected, Web-enabled fridge replaces your sour milk

Since the dawn of domesticity, hunters have hunted and gatherers have made shopping lists. Over time, this gender-specific split of household chores has rendered the typical male incapable of creating a shopping list, returning home without forgetting the milk —…
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports

Next year in Havana, bring debit

For decades, the customary New Years’ toast here in Florida has been, “Next year in Havana!” While that heartfelt wish — typically offered up by Cuban expats hoping to one day repatriate to their homeland — has been getting closer…
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