Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, October 21, 2016 12:25 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

A new survey of 3,000 adults in the U.S. and Canada finds a higher percentage of people use cash weekly than credit or debit cards.

Friday, September 18, 2015 12:32 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Visa is testing new technology that pairs palm, voice, iris or facial authentication with new Europay, MasterCard and Visa, or EMV, chip technology.

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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

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