Category Archives: Living with credit

How a misspelled email address helped me spot card fraud

Rebecca Lake

It’s hard not to worry about the security of our financial information these days. It seems like there’s a new data breach making headlines at least once a week. When it came to protecting my bank and credit card accounts,…
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Extreme bedroom makeovers – on a budget

Dawn Papandrea

With my older son turning 14 in a few weeks and starting high school in the fall, we thought it’s time that he and his 9-year-old brother have their own space. They’ve been sharing a bedroom since the little guy…
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How to get your baseball fix (on the cheap)

Dawn Papandrea

Baseball season is here, but ticket prices in New York (and probably where you are, too) are sky high (not to mention parking, concessions, etc.). I really want to get to a Mets game, but the cost involved isn’t fitting…
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Women turn to credit in a pinch; men splurge

Kelly Dilworth

In times of trouble, women are more likely than men to view credit cards as a financial lifeline. Men, on the other hand, are likelier to see high-interest cards as a tool for splurging on luxuries they can’t afford to…
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Platinum card really does equal prestige, researchers find

John Egan

No one ever oohs and aahs over my run-of-the-mill plastic credit cards. On the other hand, my American Express Platinum card does elicit interest from some people. Maybe it’s because the word “platinum” is plastered on it. Or because it’s…
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