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Do credit cards cover checked electronic devices?

Dawn Papandrea

U.S.- and U.K.-bound airline passengers who can no longer carry on devices larger than a cellphone won’t find that their credit cards offer much protection for laptops and other pricey electronics checked in their luggage. While the new rule to…
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A little retail therapy can combat anxiety

Kelly Dilworth

Retail therapy often gets a bad rap, due to its association with chronic overspending and credit card debt, but if you’re like me and struggle with anxiety, a little retail therapy now and then can help, new research finds. How…
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Tax season is a great time to check credit, finances

Dawn Papandrea

Every year at tax time, I’m forced to sift through my shoebox full of receipts, print out spreadsheets and take inventory of my financial accounts. I might be a personal finance writer, but my record keeping admittedly needs some work.…
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4 easier alternatives to the envelope budgeting system

Taylor Tompkins

Every Thursday, this young guy would come like clockwork into the north San Antonio bank branch where I used to work as a teller. Clutching a handful of labeled envelopes, he would wait patiently for me to fill them with…
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