Category Archives: Research, regulation, industry reports

Hey, Mark Zuckerberg and Congress: Are you serious about protecting our credit card data?

John Egan
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the members of Congress who quizzed him during two Capitol Hill hearings should be ashamed. Zuckerberg’s bulleted talking points for the hearings – notes that a photojournalist was able to capture – included a reference…
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Are preschoolers too young to learn about money? Experts say no

Kelly Dilworth

How young is too young to start talking with your kids about money? That’s a question I’ve been thinking about lately now that my 3-year-old has started to show more interest in the contents of my wallet. As it turns…
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Would you spend or save a small windfall?

Kelly Dilworth

If you were given $500, no-strings-attached, what would you do with it? Splurge on a round-trip plane ticket to Hawaii? Buy a new sofa? Head to the mall? If you’re like most people, you may feel tempted by the lure…
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Researchers offer this tip: Put an end to tipping

John Egan

The best tippers at U.S. restaurants leave 20 percent of their tabs as thanks for good food and good service, a 2017 survey by CreditCards.com found. I like to think I’m consistently among the 20 percenters. But what if we could…
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It’s no secret: Credit card debt can turn you into a spy

John Egan
It's no secret: Credit card debt can turn you into a spy

Here’s a consequence of credit card debt that you might never have pondered: You could turn into the next James Bond. It’s not even close to being as glamorous as James Bond’s global escapades, though. Still, it’s a tale of…
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