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Fraud-resistant credit cards are a long time coming

Feb 27, 2015
Only 1/3 of U.S. credit-card holders have fraud-resistant microchip-enabled cards
Posted In: Credit Cards, data security, consumer
People walk by a window sticker advertising Visa and MasterCard credit cards in San Francisco, California.

Some new credit cards are more secure than others

Jan 6, 2015
Not all new cards with security chips also have PINs.
Posted In: Credit Cards, hackers, security chips, Banks

My money story: Comedian Andy Kindler

Sep 17, 2014
How Andy Kindler learned to love his credit card debt.
Posted In: my money story, debt, Credit Cards, comedian

Target CEO steps down in security breach aftermath

May 5, 2014
Gregg Steinhafel resigns as company seeks to rebuild its reputation.
Posted In: Target, Credit Cards, consumer data, data breach, data security

Choose the right number of credit cards

Feb 21, 2014
A listener asks if there is a problem with having 10 to 15 active credit cards.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

Why moving to all-cash can cost you

Feb 7, 2014
Why moving to cash instead of credit has its own set of problems.
Posted In: cash, Credit Cards, Target

Free checking accounts weren't making banks money. Go figure.

Feb 6, 2014
More and more banks introduce fees for checking accounts
Posted In: Banks, Credit Cards, debit cards, bank fees

How to live off the credit card grid

Jan 24, 2014
Can you afford to say au revoir to your credit card?
Posted In: Credit card, off the grid, credit, Credit Cards

Lightning Round: Credit cards, how to improve your FICO and more

Jan 7, 2014
For the start of 2014, we're tackling all of your questions about credit cards.
Posted In: ask carmen, lightning round, Credit Cards, credit score, FICO

Target credit hack relied on failings of magnetic strip

Dec 23, 2013
The credit card magnetic strip remains prevalent in the U.S, when other countries have moved onto more secure credit and debit cards.
Posted In: Target, Credit Cards, cybersecurity, data security

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