Jenny Hoff

Jenny Hoff is a managing editor at Based in Austin, Texas, she has more than 15 years' experience in both broadcast and print news. Her live reports have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Deutsche Welle and numerous NBC and ABC affiliates. She has written for international publications, and writes a blog on budget travel. She has degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an executive MBA from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

Posts by Jenny Hoff

Fine print, Living with credit, New products

UK cards: Long balance transfers, skimpy signup bonuses

Pretty much everything is more expensive in the United Kingdom than in the U.S., including credit cards, but that’s not stopping British shoppers from turning to plastic for purchases. After having written several stories on the lavish reward opportunities that…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

What to do if you lose your card while traveling

Traveling abroad makes you inherently vulnerable: You’re in a foreign country, sometimes operating in a different language, figuring out a new currency and hopping around from one uncomfortable hotel bed to another. It’s probably the worst time for your credit…
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Fine print

Bad manners! Restaurants encourage double-tipping

Double-dipping at a restaurant is bad table manners. Equally rude are restaurants that encourage double-tipping. Despite the IRS cracking down on the way automatic gratuities are treated, (they must now be labeled as a service charge, which means for servers…
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Living with credit, Rewards

Six tips for budget travel

Having lived on three continents and growing up in a family that owns a travel business, I have had many years to perfect the art of traveling on a budget. I’ve managed to visit 50 countries and counting, all for…
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Living with credit

The tip jar goes digital, and it’s costing you

In case you haven’t noticed yet, there is a new tip jar popping up at coffee shops and food trucks, and it’s in the shape of a shiny tablet. If you use your credit card to pay for small purchases,…
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