Feb 22, 2013 Gift cards that can be used anywhere are now more popular than cards for specific stores, like Best Buy, Apple or Barnes & Noble. But these general purpose cards come with strings attached for both those who give and receive them.
Dec 28, 2012 In Missouri the law requires retailers to turn over proceeds to the state if a gift card remains unused for more than five years. The Missouri state treasurer says his office has millions to return to consumers.
Dec 7, 2012 Not sure what to give your Secret Santa? Here's some advice on how to re-think the gift-giving process so that everyone is left satisfied.
Aug 21, 2012 Retailers make money by selling gift cards to be redeemed at other stores.
Jul 16, 2012 This morning we've been looking at the impact of the largest antitrust class action settlement in U.S. history. The major credit card companies as well as the big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers for alleged collusion of credit card fees.
Jul 16, 2012 Visa, Mastercard, and some big banks agreed to pay $6.6 billion late Friday to end a fight over fees they charge retailers. And the settlement is likely to affect all of us.
Jun 4, 2012 Hi! I'm living in Europe for a year or so, but all my bank accounts are still in the U.S. I've been using my credit card for everything and paying off the balance monthly. Is this bad credit card behavior? Could I be hurting my credit score? Thanks! Alexa, Baltimore, MD
May 3, 2012 Author Michael Sandel discusses what money shouldn't buy and the ethics of commodification.
Apr 20, 2012 Heidemarie Schwermer is taking thriftiness to an entirely new level.