Jay MacDonald

Jay MacDonald is a professional writer and frequent contributor to CreditCards.com. His off-the-beaten-path feature stories explore the religious, astrological, psychological, aromatic and hygienic aspects of credit cards as well as their cultural significance in film, fashion and popular song. His one-on-one interviews include TV personalities, bestselling authors, a championship boxer, a hip-hop mogul, an etiquette expert, a secret agent and a meteor hunter. Of course he lives in Florida.

Posts by Jay MacDonald

Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Credit card checks for online porn? Been there

Could lack of a credit card prevent children from accessing Internet pornography? Puzzled parents in Great Britain are about to find out, but brace yourself, Bambi, we already tried that in the U.S. Been there, done that, and it didn’t…
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Living with credit, Travel

Tips for travelers after another Trump Hotels breach

Have you been feeling a bit left out of all the hacking intrigue surrounding President Trump? Count your blessings; guests to the 14 high-class lodgings owned by the Hotelier in Chief’s company have been targeted by a far more pedestrian…
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Living with credit, New products, Protecting yourself, Shopping

Getting drunk? DrnkPay cuts off your cards

When you get a little tipsy, do you get a little frisky with your debit or credit card? Lift a toast to DrnkPay, the cleverly named new app that takes the “you” out of “drunk” and lets you limit your…
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U.S.-North Korea tense relations’ new victims? Apparently, ATMs

Could mounting diplomatic tensions between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the latter’s provocative missile testing off the Korean Peninsula have disabled the ATMs at Pyongyang’s new Sunan International Airport? Unlikely as it seems, that’s…
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Fine print, Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Research, regulation, industry reports

Subway’s footlong credit card settlement

You know how your favorite burger joint inevitably asks, “You want fries with that?” Given its latest string of consumer blunders, perhaps Subway should consider a similar tack, but instead inquire, “You want a class-action settlement with that?” In March,…
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