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Ticket resellers’ new hurdle: purchase-card verification

Taylor Tompkins
To thwart ticket scalpers, you may need to show your card

One of my roommates sat next to his computer, poker face thoroughly intact and credit card in hand, as he anxiously refreshed the page. He was waiting to buy Lady Gaga tickets since she jumped off a roof at the…
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Why schools should teach financial literacy

Kelly Dilworth

Learning about personal finance may be the most important subject you didn’t study in high school. That’s not just me speaking from personal experience. That’s the finding of a recent survey by the National Financial Educators Council, which asked more…
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Card APRs will rise quickly after Fed rate hike

Matt Schulz
Card APRs rise quickly after rate hike

How quickly will they hit you? Once the Fed acts, your card agreement spells it out, and there are variations between banks. Some will act superfast, others will grant customers a brief reprieve.
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Free ways to check credit to monitor score, reports

Taylor Tompkins

The big letters spelling out “credit check” seemed to jump out of the email. I was reading a letter of acceptance email from CreditCards.com, after having been offered a reporter job here, explaining that a background check would be conducted…
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Beware tax preparer fraud, other ‘dirty dozen’ scams

Susan Ladika
How to avoid tax prep scams

If you’re rushing to get your tax return in the mail, take care when choosing your tax preparer. If you don’t, you could lose your refund and face fines or jail time if your preparer files a fraudulent return. Tax…
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