Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman is a managing editor at He has worked for news websites and newspapers in St. Louis, Tampa and Indianapolis and at the New York Times Editing Center in Gainesville, Florida. Outside work, he is enjoying exploring Austin with his bow-tied Australian cattle dog Bobo.

Posts by Jeff Herman

Fine print, New products, Rewards

Masterpass Grammys campaign hits sour note with viewers

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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Living with credit, New products

Girl Scout Cookies: How do YOU pay for them?

Thin Mints, Caramel deLites or S’mores – what’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? And what’s your preferred method of payment – cash, check, plastic or mobile payment? Girl Scouts are knocking on doors and selling cookies now at the front…
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New products, Rewards, Shopping

A sleigh full of last-minute gift ideas

If you haven’t wrapped up all your holiday gift buying, time is running short. If you can save a little or rack up extra points using your credit cards while buying for friends and family, all the better. To that…
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Living with credit

12 Days of Christmas payoff? Decades!

If you put the partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves and all the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas on your credit card, you’d have a whopper of a bill to pay off. How big a bill?…
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Living with credit, Rewards

Discounted Uber and Lyft rides: Your card can be your ticket

Whether you’re dashing to the airport or booking a ride from a holiday party, current Uber and Lyft promotions with some card issuers can save you while getting you where you’re going. In some cases, the savings can be really…
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