Beware of payment prompts that can lead you to over-tip

Kelly Dilworth

As more restaurants and other service providers use mobile card readers to process payments, consumers are increasingly being asked to punch in a preselected tip amount of 15, 20 or even 25 percent – or they have to guiltily hit…
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Big purchase financing alternatives are popular but pricey

Kelly Dilworth

As more millennials buy new homes and furnish rented apartments, it seems as if there are more options than ever these days for financing those first sofas and new appliances – even if you don’t have a traditional credit score.…
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How points helped with our spring break trip to the Caribbean

Lyn Mettler

Our family has never been to the Caribbean, and with my youngest son dying to do his first scuba dive once he turned 10 in January, a spring break getaway was on our radar. From on our radar to reality…
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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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My Priority Pass is an even sweeter card perk now

John Egan

Priority Pass, a perk on a handful of premium credit cards, is expanding outside airport lounges. That means Priority Pass – a benefit that I recently learned is available through my American Express Platinum card –  is an even sweeter…
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