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Meaningful Ways To Pay Off Debt

It's easy to go overboard when shopping for the holidays and now it's time to pay for all that splurging. Here are some tips to pay down and off those shopping sprees faster. Look to transfer your credit card balance to a zero interest card. While most banks charge a transfer fee to move a balance...
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Hang On To That Empty Prepaid Debit Card

Perhaps your stocking was stuffed with a prepaid debit card over the holidays. While your instinct is to ditch the card once all the money has been spent, you might want to hang on to one of them. On the practical side, if you end up getting a refund on a return item purchased with the prepaid...
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Give A Pet Adoption Gift Card On Christmas Day Instead Of A Pet

We love pets! Roughly 70% of Americans own at least one dog or cat and at this gift-giving time of the year, you may see a perfect opportunity to put a big red bow on the collar of a shelter dog or cat (good luck with the bow on a cat). As good of intentions are you may have, shelters say adoptions...
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How To Use Your Smartphone To Detect Credit Card Skimmers

2017 may be the year of the credit card skimmer, which can be an upsetting discovery on your bank statement. But there is some help that uses the same technology that criminals use. It all comes down to how skimmers work. Skimmers copy your credit or debit card information when you slide it in a...
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Here Is How You Can Use Amazon's Alexa To Make Money

More homes are welcoming Amazon's Alexa to the family and for the holidays, Alexa can actually make you some money. The intelligent personal assistant can convert grams to ounces and even "tune in 98.5 KTK", but it can also order household items your family uses all the time. That's where you can...
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Mastercard To Eliminate The Signature Requirement For Purchases

Starting in April, debit and credit cards issued with the Mastercard logo will no longer require signatures on any purchase amount. In an announcement release this week, Mastercard says the elimination of signatures should speed up the checkout process while continuing to offer safeguards against...
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Student Uses 3x5 Note Card Loophole To Cram For A Test

The devil is in the detail and for one lucky student it paid off well. Reb Beatty is an assistant professor at a Community College in Maryland, where he has taught Financial Accounting for years. As with previous classes, the Professor allows students to bring one 3x5 notecard with any information...
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Debit/Credit Card Chips Falling Out Of Cards

Now that our debit and credit cards come with those little chips mean our personal information is safer, right? Well, they are much safer than the older ones but there have been a report from one major credit card issuers of the metal chip falling out of the card. Apparently the glue that holds the...
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Florida Licenses & ID Cards Get A Facelift

For the first time in 13 years, Florida's driver license is getting a facelift. Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles say the new cards are more secure and offer more fraud protection including redundant data, ultraviolet ink and optically variable features. There will be a few...
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Arrested Man Attempts To Swap A Monopoly Game Card For Freedom

With today's technology, it's becoming hard to determine fact from fiction but that's not the case for the classic board game Monopoly. Although one of the most coveted cards in the game is the "get out of jail free" card, it doesn't work in real life. That's what one man learned last week after...
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