Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, April 10, 2015 2:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Florida woman arrested on charges she stole other people’s gift card balances. Here’s how to protect yourself from fraud.

Friday, December 26, 2014 11:56 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The big box retailer is partnering with CardCash to let consumers exchange unwanted holiday gift cards from different merchants.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:52 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Gifts cards are a great go-to for last-minute holiday shoppers, but you need to be careful as they’re also prone to scamming.

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

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 ·

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 ·

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

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

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

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

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 ·

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 ·

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

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