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Money and credit games to play with the kids

Erica Sandberg

A family vacation can be costly. If you satisfy your children’s every wish, you’ll spend more than you intend, which can turn into excess credit card debt. Instead of dragging everyone down with a long list of denials, how about…
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For some, elite cards are more status symbol than bargain

Kelly Dilworth

If you could afford a high-end rewards card, what would entice you to drop several hundred dollars on a brand-new card: lavish rewards that dwarf the cost of the card’s annual fee? Or high-end finishes, such as sleek metal encasings,…
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Millennial dining trends eschew traditional ‘VIP’ card experiences

Brady Porche

Is dining out becoming less about the experience than about convenience? The American Express-Chase duel over elite cards and millennials holds some clues. In late May, American Express released the results of its annual restaurant industry survey, which asked consumers…
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Google plan to track card data outrages privacy activists

Kelly Dilworth

Google has started tracking what you buy with your credit and debit cards so that it can convince retailers that its targeted ads are persuading you to spend more. While this helps marketers, privacy activists – and everyday consumers like…
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5 money lessons from TV’s ‘Nashville’

Susan Johnston Taylor

Set amidst the cutthroat country music scene, the hit TV series “Nashville” features money-embezzling ex-husbands and country superstars signing bad contracts and spending with abandon. The show, which returns to CMT for the second half of its fifth season this…
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