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4 easier alternatives to the envelope budgeting system

Taylor Tompkins

Every Thursday, this young guy would come like clockwork into the north San Antonio bank branch where I used to work as a teller. Clutching a handful of labeled envelopes, he would wait patiently for me to fill them with…
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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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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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Masterpass Grammys campaign hits sour note with viewers

Jeff Herman

The Masterpass Grammys promotion seemed like a grand play to get people to try mobile wallets, but it fell flat with viewers when the giveaway ended early. Citing “overwhelming interest,”  the payments giant pulled the plug on the ThankTheFans campaign…
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Girl Scout Cookies: How do YOU pay for them?

Jeff Herman

Thin Mints, Caramel deLites or Trefoils – what’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? And what’s your preferred method of payment – cash, check, plastic or mobile payment? Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of cookie sales in 2017, and girls…
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