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Japanese teen takes Dad’s credit card on a $54,000 bender

Jay MacDonald

Forget rum punch; these guys reportedly tore through the city’s most exclusive gentlemen’s clubs, hammering back whiskey and $3,860 bottles of sparkling wine while basking in the chaste attentions of attractive hostesses who are paid to treat all male customers like Bond, James Bond.
But who got stuck with the headache? Dad, but mostly American Express.
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How to check your gift card balance without leaving home

Jeremy Simon

You no longer have to reach the store register with merchandise in hand, only to be told your gift card has a zero balance: American Express, MasterCard and Visa now let gift cardholders check how much money is left on their plastic without leaving home
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Britney Spears does something modestly — charge on credit

For a moment, let’s put aside her barefoot romp through a public gas station bathroom, lackluster parenting skills and forgefulness with foundational garments and give Britney Spears — or her father, who is currently managing her spending — a pat on the back for superb budgeting.
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Iceland trip preparation provides education on travel, money

Jeremy Simon

I haven’t even left for Iceland, and I’ve already learned a lot from my trip.
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