Do warranty cards warrant your response? Not if you don’t want junk mail

Connie Prater

Watch out for warranty cards. They leave you vulnerable to telemarketers.
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New year, new gift card roundup

Jeremy Simon

As shoppers head to the stores post-Christmas to take advantage of sales or return unwanted presents, gift card stories continue to make news.
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New from Korea: credit card / USB combo

Daniel Ray

You knew this had to happen: A South Korean bank has issued a combo contactless credit card / USB device to make it easier and faster and more secure to spend your money.
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Parents, your teens don’t know enough about money!

Emily Crone

A new Charles Schwab survey examining teens’ attitudes, behaviors and concerns about money reveals that teens are overconfident and undereducated. Parents need to work harder to make sure teens are prepared for the financial real world.
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Retailers, states compete for gift card funds

Jeremy Simon

In two New England states, there’s a struggle under way over gift card funds. A Dec. 20 warning to consumers from New Hampshire’s Attorney General shined a spotlight on retailers who are trying to bypass the state’s gift card rules. Meanwhile, the neighboring state of Maine is using its unclaimed property law to demand a portion of the funds left on dormant gift cards.
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