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Target Shoppers Shrug Off Massive Credit Card Data Breach
It’s understandable that many consumers were shocked and outraged to learn that the credit card info of tens of millions of Target customers was compromised in a data breach during the holiday shopping period. But that outrage …
6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Debit Card Safe From Thieves
As if the Target data breach was bad enough, experts say it’s almost inevitable this kind of thing will happen again. “There’s already a lot of breaches related to the Target breach that aren’t being disclosed,” Gartner analyst …
So You Shopped at Target After Black Friday: Now What?
There’s been a ton coverage devoted to Target’s massive Black Friday (and beyond) data breach that compromised up to 40 million credit and debit accounts. But if you were one of the many people who shopped there and now worry …
The Ridiculous ‘Exclusive’ Gift Consumers Are Clamoring to Buy
Today only, you have the chance to pay $50 for the privilege of spending another $400 at Starbucks. But only if you act fast!
The 2013 Holiday Season’s Hottest Online Sales Trick
As in most years, cheap prices and free shipping are key factors in getting consumers to bite when browsing online. But this holiday season, the hot trend among those pushing the envelope in e-commerce is shipping that’s not only …
The Incredibly Simple Guide to Getting Totally Free Flights and Hotels
There is a way to book flights and hotels all over the world without spending your own money. It’s called travel hacking, and it’s something that hardcore travelers around the world do with almost religious like fervor.
This Incredibly Common Practice Could Tank Your Credit
Revolve a balance on your credit cards? It’s something many of us do, especially as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. But consider yourself warned: It could also be viewed as a red flag by lenders, especially if …
How to Snag Totally Free Two-Day Shipping Indefinitely
Online shoppers love free shipping. And they love fast free shipping even more. Now, there’s an easy way to get just that: free two-day shipping on most purchases, with no membership fees or minimum buy requirements involved.
9 Ways to Simplify Your Finances Now
Studies show that folks with complex finances also have the least healthy finances. Here’s how to lead a simple money life.
Stores Cheer, Banks Fume as Judge Throws Out Fed’s Swipe-Fee Cap
Cats and dogs. Hatfields and McCoys. Whatever metaphor you want to use, banks and merchants are at it again over debit interchange fees. Experts say we probably won’t see a repeat of banks’ disastrous 2011 attempt to slap monthly usage fees on debit cards, but consumers could be stuck paying even more for products and services at big banks.
Prepaid Debit Cards: A Few Good Ones to Consider — And Several to Avoid
Competition has helped drive down fees and increase transparency on prepaid debit cards, but new studies show that some cards still deliver little value for the cost.