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Payment privacy tools swap benefits for security

Kelly Dilworth

Startups capitalizing on consumers’ annoyance with data breaches are offering new payment tools that promise to aggressively shield cardholders’ privacy. But in exchange for peace of mind, you may be giving up card rewards and other useful perks. Before you…
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Hidden card benefit: Save money and sanity in airport lounges

Stephanie Zito

Airports are full of crowds, lines, delays, poor and expensive food choices, pushy passengers, and often grumpy airline agents, but your credit cards often can help you escape much of that. Airports, you see, are secretly one of my happy…
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Not using card benefits is leaving money on the table

Kelly Dilworth

Racking up card rewards isn’t the only way to squeeze more value from your plastic. Most credit cards also offer a laundry list of money-saving perks, but you have to actually use them. Though I am a personal finance writer,…
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5 tips for affordable, last-minute holiday shopping

Sienna Kossman

As the number of days until I need to have my gifts ready for delivery dwindles, there are five tips I’ll be using this weekend to combat shopping stress and prevent budget-busting or less-than-ideal gift purchases.
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Save a few bucks with your card’s rental car protection plan

Sienna Kossman

While saving my sanity during my holiday travels might be a lost cause, I figured the next best thing I could do was save money. By using my American Express card’s extended rental car protection plan, I was able to do just that.
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