Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Worried about the potential for losing your debit card or falling victim to a financial scam during the busy holiday shopping season? Find out how to stay safe.

Monday, November 18, 2013 10:18 am
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

The holidays should be a merry time filled with tacky Christmas sweaters, shimmering LED light displays and spiked eggnog. But the Scrooge in you may be wondering, “How much is all this holiday cheer gonna cost me?” According to RetailMeNot, 25 percent of Americans are worried about the cost of the holiday season. We’ve rounded

Monday, May 06, 2013 4:47 pm
By Paula Pant · Bankrate.com

What should you do with unwanted gift cards? Here are a few tips.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:59 pm
By Jeff Fruhwirth · Bankrate.com

Movie costs got you down? Here are some tips for watching films for less.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 4:59 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Location-based gifting is where it’s at this season, whether you’re giving or receiving. Send a personalized virtual gift card that unlocks when the recipient is at the store through the new phone app Clingle Gifts. Or, get a $10 statement credit from American Express via Foursquare. The former, Clingle Gifts, allows consumers to dress up

Friday, October 28, 2011 4:49 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Mark your calendars. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 1, FedEx is giving away 30,000 Shop-Small $25 American Express gift cards through its Facebook page. The cards can be used for purchases at qualifying small businesses nationwide. The event is part of the second-annual Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express, to help boost sales at small retailers

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:14 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Have you seen Subway’s new menu item? Game credits for Battlestar Galactica Online. Well, almost. Thanks to the creation of Openbucks, a gift card payment network, customers can buy gift cards from participating retailers and redeem them for online games. The retailers include Subway, Circle K, CITGO, Hess and Sports Authority. After buying an Openbucks-enabled gift

Monday, December 06, 2010 10:01 am
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

Do you have a question about credit cards, gift cards or holiday budgeting? I’m going to be taking questions during a live Q&A at Bankrate.com today at 2 p.m. EST. This event will only last 30 minutes, but I’ll do my best to get to each question. Click here to access the live chat.

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