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Category Archives: Protecting yourself

Will identity theft monitoring be the next big card perk?

Kelly Dilworth

Discover’s new free tool scours the dark web for a cardholder’s Social Security number and sends alerts by text or email if it turns up anything. So far, the tool hasn’t turned up my SSN on any risky websites. I’m…
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Heading overseas? Cards and more to pack

Stephanie Zito

Whether you’re traveling overseas long term, or just headed out for a short holiday, here are the 10 things I always make sure I’ve got stashed in my wallet so I’m prepped and ready for an international adventure. This is,…
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Millennials are killing the (charge) card, and other credit news to know

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 40 That is the percentage of banks that have tightened their lending standards on people looking for credit cards who have subprime credit. So, no more of this Oprah-ing of credit cards (“you get a credit…
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‘Beliebe’ in ticket card perks and other credit news to know

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 30 Despite the pervasive meme that Oprah was fired at 23, there are a lot of youngsters who make me feel pretty lousy about my accomplishments in my 20s. I am going to go ahead and…
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Credit card checks for online porn? Been there

Jay MacDonald

Could lack of a credit card prevent children from accessing Internet pornography? Puzzled parents in Great Britain are about to find out, but brace yourself, Bambi, we already tried that in the U.S. Been there, done that, and it didn’t…
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