Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 31, 2015 3:31 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Would you like to earn rewards for shopping at any store in your local mall? In some places, you can.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A Canadian-based startup has developed wearable technology that let’s you authenticate credit card payments with your heartbeat.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:17 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about a new scam called card-cracking, which involves turning over your bank account information, PIN number or online banking credentials to crooks.

Monday, July 13, 2015 12:32 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A data breach occurred between February and June at the sweetest place on earth.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:18 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Credit cards are taking back market share from debit and prepaid ones — a sign our Recessionary scars are healing.

Monday, March 02, 2015 11:15 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Of any checking account feature, customers rated debit cards as the most essential. A whopping 60 percent said they couldn’t image living without a debit card.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:52 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

An EMV card with a smart chip loaded with encryption technology is difficult for anyone to clone at any price, let alone your run-of-the-mill petty criminal.

Monday, December 22, 2014 10:59 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Another data breach has become official in 2014. Staples confirmed on Friday that  approximately 1.16 million consumer credit and debit cards were compromised as part of an incident it has been investigating since October. According to Staples, hackers obtained cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes, after sneaking malware onto the point-of-sale systems

Friday, December 05, 2014 3:37 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The attack may have compromised consumers’ credit and debit card account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes.

Monday, December 01, 2014 4:39 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Protect yourself by ignoring suspicious links, keeping unique passwords across accounts and monitoring bank statements regularly.

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