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The tip jar goes digital, and it’s costing you

Jenny Hoff

In case you haven’t noticed yet, there is a new tip jar popping up at coffee shops and food trucks, and it’s in the shape of a shiny tablet. If you use your credit card to pay for small purchases,…
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6 tips for the newbie on traveling abroad with plastic

Geoff Whitmore

Traveling with credit cards can offer you peace of mind and make your travels an overall more pleasant experience. I would still carry small amounts of cash around for unexpected scenarios (they will occur), but the days of worrying about losing all your cash are over. These six tips will introduce new travelers to the basics of traveling abroad with plastic as your main payment choice.
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What Dr. Seuss can teach you about handling your money

Matt Schulz

Dr. Seuss as financial planner? That idea may seem funny to you, but remember, as the greatest children’s book writer of all time — who would’ve turned 108 on March 2 — once famously said, “From there to here and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”


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Young, savvy and vulnerable

It was my friend Brian’s first time applying for a credit card. He was 19, and his parents thought it would be a good

idea for him to start building his credit score. As Brian and his parents discussed his application with the banker, they were both surprised to learn that he already had a credit card – five, in fact. There were also surprised to learn that he never paid his bills and had an affinity for expensive jewelry.

Brian, of course, was a victim of identity theft. Several years later, and despite professional help, he still hasn’t

managed to clear his name. He’s not alone. Identity theft is a growing problem, rising 12 percent in 2008, and it is a crime that can affect any person at any age. However, the virtual lifestyle of most young people places them at an increased risk, and they must take extra precautions to avoid becoming victims.

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Blogger wakes corporate giant, helps secure long-sought refund

Matt Schulz

I couldn’t wake a corporate giant, but a poke from a consumer blogger did.
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