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Online Scams: How Can You Protect Yourself and Your Family?

Scammers are smart and know how to push emotional buttons. While we all hope we won’t be taken in, it happens.

February 24, 2016

Paying Down Credit Cards: Go With A Snowball Or Avalanche?

Piling on new debt now could be costly, if the Federal Reserve continues to increase interest rates this year (which pushes up the rates on credit cards). So to help you get back into the black, consider these strategies.

January 12, 2016
Marco Rubio

Rubio’s Release Of Credit Card Information Raises More Questions, Paper Reports

“State and personal expenses” are rarely two categories in his world.

November 11, 2015

Chip Credit Cards Could Slow Holiday Shopping

While the added security might be welcome, new cards could mean more frustration and slower checkout lines during the bustle of holiday shopping.

November 3, 2015

U.S. Store Credit Card Bait Hard To Resist But Costly For Consumers

U.S. retailers dangle enticing bait to sign up for store-branded credit cards but biting could be a costly decision for consumers.

October 28, 2015

Which Type Of Lender Is Right For You?

Depending on your credit history and circumstances, you may benefit by using one source of mortgage loans over another.

August 28, 2015

Tech Q&A: Do Those New Chip-Based Credit And Debit Cards Need Protection?

If your EMV card requires physical contact inside a reader, its transactions and account information can’t be scanned remotely by thieves.

July 15, 2015
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A Few Tips To Bolster Your Credit Score

Except for maybe cholesterol numbers, few scores are more important in modern adult life than your credit score.

July 6, 2015

Stephanie Faris: How Gas Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Score

For the credit-challenged, gas credit cards have long been touted as a way to quickly build credit, since even those with a less-than-desirable credit history can qualify.

March 12, 2015

First Target, Now Albertsons SuperValu Are Hacked

New York (AFP) — The U.S. retail chain Albertsons, which has 1,060 department stores in the United States, and its former owner SuperValu say their computer systems have been raided by hackers seeking credit card data. Both companies acknowledged the intrusion in statements released overnight Thursday. They said it was not yet clear if credit […]

August 15, 2014
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To Prevent Data Theft, Businesses Race To Adopt New Technology

By Lindsay Wise, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Recent high-profile data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have accelerated plans by banks and retailers to implement technologies they say will prevent hackers from stealing consumers’ account information. Malware installed in Neiman Marcus payment terminals exposed 1.1 million debit and credit cards from July to October last […]

April 16, 2014