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Tara Schatz

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11 Ways to Save Money on a Theme Park Vacation

Theme park vacations are great, but they don’t come cheap. Check out these tips for smart ways to save on booking and while you are at the park.

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What You Need to Know About Chip Technology in Credit Cards

Credit card chip technology has been around for a few years now. You might know it for holding up the checkout line. But how do these chips protect your security?

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Your Guide to Planning a Theme Park Vacation

From deciding on a park to picking places to eat and stay, a lot goes into planning a theme park vacation. These tips will get you started.

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Simple Ways to Avoid Credit Card Debt

Credit cards let you spend beyond your means. Avoid the pitfalls of credit card debt with this helpful guide.

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Preparing Your Children for Their First Credit Card

A credit card can teach kids about spending, saving, budgeting and more. But it is also a big responsibility.

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8 Things You Should Never Use Your Credit Card For

It’s tempting to swipe a card and worry about the bill later. But there are times when using a credit card for payment isn’t the best idea.

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How Credit Card Companies Protect Your ID and Security

Fraud costs credit card companies millions of dollars every year. Learn about what is being done to protect your ID and privacy.

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The History of Credit Cards and the Credit Card Life Cycle

A look at how credit cards came to be, how the technology works and the process they go through to get from the printer to your wallet.

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Steer Clear of Unsafe Websites and Keep Your Credit Card Info Safe

Have you ever stopped to wonder whether a website is secure before you input sensitive credit card information? Learn about the dangers of unsafe websites and how to determine if a site can be trusted.

Credit Cards for College Students

Credit cards for college students shouldn’t involve a lesson learned in the dangers of reckless spending. Use our guide to to learn how to spend smart.