Tag Archives: credit card

Barbie loses material girl image, and her credit card

Kelly Dilworth

A brand-new Barbie is about to hit store shelves, and she doesn’t look anything like the sparkly blond, fuchsia-clad “material girl” I played with growing up in the early 1990s. Dressed conservatively in a tailored jacket and knee-length skirt, this Barbie looks like she walked…
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‘Fraudster’s Dictionary’ names the latest cyberscams

Susan Ladika

Think you’re hip to the latest in scams and fraud? Then maybe it’s time to brush up on your cyberspeak. You’ve probably heard of ransomware, where the bad guys hold your computer hostage. Click on the wrong link and malware…
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Bad manners! Restaurants encourage double-tipping

Jenny Hoff

Double-dipping at a restaurant is bad table manners. Equally rude are restaurants that encourage double-tipping. Despite the IRS cracking down on the way automatic gratuities are treated, (they must now be labeled as a service charge, which means for servers…
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Revenge of the ‘transactors’ – Lenders now consider your payment habits

Fred Williams

People who pay their full balance are so different from other borrowers that there’s a name for them: “transactors.” They’re called that because they use cards to make purchases, or transactions. “Revolvers” use the revolving line of credit to spend…
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Microchips photo-bomb customized cards

Fred Williams

Call me sentimental, but I’m not ready for an EMV chip card yet. My Capital One Visa has a custom image on the front that makes it unique. It features Bertha, my dear old cat, now departed, napping blissfully on…
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