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Save on back-to-school prep by using your credit card

Written by Lucy Lazarony
Posted On: July 18, 2014

School's out but summer won't last forever. Save money now on back-to-school prep by shopping smart with your credit cards. By shopping now, you'll land some great deals and avoid the headache of shopping during the back-to-school rush. Get a jump on that back-to-school wardrobe Earn 3 percent cash back any time you shop for school wardrobe essentials [...]

California crooks pay for high-end fun with stolen credit card

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: July 4, 2014

It's time for another look at unusual credit card crimes making the news, and there are a few strange ones that stand out. Expensive taste Two teens are in hot water for credit card fraud. They rented a car with a stolen credit card -- a sports car, a McLaren 12C, valued at $240,000. And they also rented [...]

Did mom make you an authorized user on her credit card? Here's how to use it

Written by Lucy Lazarony
Posted On: June 20, 2014

If you're a teen and your parents have added you to one of their credit card accounts as an authorized user, consider this a big deal. You've officially entered the world of credit. Wondering what this means for you? The only way someone under 18 can gain access to a credit card is for mom or [...]

Beauty salon brings out ugly credit card behavior

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: June 6, 2014

Every month, we take a look at the latest unusual credit card crimes and capers to hit the news. So without any further ado… Well-manicured sleight of hand In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Diane Barnes got a manicure at AQ Spa & Nails, and then when she went to pay for it, she realized her wallet was missing, according [...]

Hitting the road for a Memorial Day road trip? Don't forget your credit card

Written by Lucy Lazarony
Posted On: May 16, 2014

After a long, cold and stormy winter, most Americans are planning to hit the road for some summer travel adventures. According to TripAdvisor, 89 percent of Americans are planning a summer leisure trip and 34 percent are planning a Memorial Day weekend getaway. Where are they headed? Beaches and cities top the list, and 71 percent of [...]