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Wal-Mart explores the (scan-and-checkout) future of shopping

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Wal-Mart is testing a scan-and-go technology that could potentially transform the way we shop at brick-and-mortar stores at a recently opened store outside Houston. This Austin dad who travels to Space City constantly for my teenage son’s soccer games decided to…
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Opaque offers make it tough to compare cards

Kelly Dilworth

I recently received an offer for a Premier Rewards Gold charge card from American Express, and despite its $195 annual fee, I nearly applied for it. American Express offered a generous 50,000-point sign-up bonus worth up to $500 if I…
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Starbucks gift cards are now just a text away

Taylor Tompkins

Do you have a Starbucks addiction? Do you know someone with a Starbucks addiction? Do you have an iPhone with the latest update? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, boy, are you in for a…
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4 apps that make it easy to help others

Susan Johnston Taylor

For the philanthropy-minded, it’s always a good time to support nonprofit organizations, whether it’s an animal rescue, a homeless shelter, a mentoring program for inner-city youths or something else entirely. It’s even better if it’s easy to give to a…
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VantageScore rolls out ‘trendy’ new scoring model

Brady Porche

VantageScore will soon begin using “trended data” in its credit scores — a first among the major scoring models. The credit scoring firm this month rolled out VantageScore 4.0, a new update to its formula that will be released in…
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