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Will invisible payments lead us into debt?

Kelly Dilworth

Retailers and payment companies are coming up with increasingly creative ways to make credit card payments all-but-invisible, causing analysts to speculate that we may soon be entering a world where physical cards and other cumbersome payment tools are a thing of…
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To curb spending, I’m making it harder to use my credit cards

Kelly Dilworth

I’ve had a tough time reining in my spending lately, so to curb my tendency to overcharge, I’m making it harder for me to use my credit cards. Several studies have found that credit card payments tend to encourage people…
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Feel powerless over finances? You’re likely to overspend

Kelly Dilworth

People are more likely to spend impulsively if they don’t think they have much control over their financial destiny, new research finds – and my own recent experience lends support to this. Conversely, people who are confident in their ability…
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3 easy ways to stick to your holiday budget

Dawn Papandrea

Year after year we put together a spreadsheet or download an app to create a careful holiday budget, but even with the best of intentions we end up overspending. Nearly eight in 10 people in TD Bank’s Merry Money Holiday…
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Can a fear of death lead to overspending?

Kelly Dilworth

When I’m feeling anxious, I like to wander through rows of high-end pantry items at my nearest specialty grocer and marvel at the one-of-a-kind confections, such as chili lime lollipops or rosemary-and-thyme maple toffee sunflower seeds. It’s soothing to throw…
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