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Santa, baby…cover my bills?

Emily Crone

New Christmas-themed panties in the juniors department at Wal-Mart have been removed from the store due to complaining parents. What’s all the fuss? The front said of the panties said, “Who needs credit cards…” The booty read, “When you have Santa.” Apparently these mothers don’t want their daughters to think Santa is their sugar daddy.
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Wedding + credit card = a perfect marriage?

Emily Crone

Planning a wedding can be incredibly costly, time-consuming and complicated. I’ve already told my boyfriend that if we get married, it will be super small, maybe barefoot on a beach; no bridesmaids, no expensive dress, no third cousins, no shenanigans. I’d rather save the money for a great honeymoon or a house. But if you’re the type who has been planning your dream wedding since age 6, believe it or “knot” (ha), there is a credit card for you.
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Gift cards make lousy/great gifts

Jeremy Simon

While some people would rather get a lump of coal in their stocking than the increasingly-ubiquitous gift card, other shoppers may be interested in a few unique gift card offerings this holiday season.
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Buddha wants you to shop

Emily Crone

With the new Enlightenment Credit Card you can spend your way to nirvana. OK, seriously? Its Web site calls it a “socially conscious” card. “How money is used determines the effect.” Like karma. It is a Visa card issued through the First Hawaiian Bank. “Our mission is to use the power of money, media and information to change the world.”
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Hangups with paying via mobile

Emily Crone

Call me old-fashioned, but I want my cell phone to be a phone ONLY. Well, unless it’s an iPhone, but that is a whole different species. I’m talking about all these new phone/MP3 player combinations featured in commercials with Beyonce. Or paying extra for a phone with a built-in camera and video camera, with quality so terrible, it’s difficult to decipher what the fuzzy images are. I am perfectly content with having a sturdy iPod, a high-quality camera and a well-made cell phone rather than combine them and compromise quality and usability. Now that there is talk of mobile phones being used as credit cards, I am, as you can imagine, not thrilled with the idea.
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