Tag Archives: holiday shopping

Real-time security alerts bring peace of mind

Sienna Kossman

While out holiday shopping recently, I learned there’s nothing like a little extra reassurance by your credit card issuer to give you instant peace of mind in this era of data breaches and identity theft. During a visit to Austin,…
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5 tips for affordable, last-minute holiday shopping

Sienna Kossman

As the number of days until I need to have my gifts ready for delivery dwindles, there are five tips I’ll be using this weekend to combat shopping stress and prevent budget-busting or less-than-ideal gift purchases.
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My ‘No nonsense-spending’ challenge results

Sienna Kossman

My “No nonsense-spending November” challenge has officially ended and while the results aren’t as outstanding as I’d hoped, I managed to save money and learn a lot about my spending habits. I started this 30-day challenge to cut out the…
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Worry about payment security, yes. Take precautions, no

Sienna Kossman

Americans may be joyously getting ready to feast on turkey and pie before shopping this weekend but there’s still a pretty significant worry weighing on their minds: payment security. A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by BeFrugal.com…
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3 ways EMV may affect holiday shopping

Sienna Kossman

Don’t let chip cards ruin your Christmas, fraud haunt your Hanukkah or identity theft compromise your Kwanzaa celebrations. The U.S. is in the midst of a major payment card transition and that means some of our holiday shopping experiences may…
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