Cutting jobs, shops and an unhealthy addiction to Teddy bears has dragged Clinton Cards back into profit, a year after...
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Think no one but your grandmother sends cards anymore? Turns out greeting cards are still popular -- but maybe not in the way you think. Angelica Berrie, the owner of Kate's Paperie, an upscale card and paper store in New York City, says her greeting card sales -- which make up 30 percent of her revenue -- have increased every year for the past five years as shoppers are...
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BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Prepaid debit cards might seem like a wise financial move on the surface, but when you zero in on what a prepaid card actually does (and doesn't do) for your finances, you begin to see why these types of cards serve little purpose in personal finance. With a prepaid debit card, you simply load money onto the card and spend it - you're parking your money...
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'Charge cards' have dated back as far back as the 1920s, as they were offered by stations, department stores and hotel chains so they wouldn't have to go back to their hometown to get cash. While technology has advanced since, considering close to a century has passed since the idea of a credit card materialized, it's particularly surprising to note how little has actually...
(22 days ago)
Filed under: Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Shopping, SpendingSearch your purse, your wallet, your dresser drawer, your junk drawer, and your desk drawer, and you're likely to find an unused or partially used gift card or three. CEB TowerGroup forecast that approximately 85 percent of the U.S. population exchanged gift cards in 2012. Of the $3 billion loaded on those gift...
(3 months and 1 day ago)
Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day card is a challenge. It’s often impossible to put love into words. But no matter what you want to say to that special someone this Valentine’s Day, having a card that makes you laugh is definitely a plus. These 25 cards will provide you with just that. Because, what better way to say, “I love you” than with a Joe Biden card? Or why not...
(3 months and 2 days ago)
Credit cards are just taking off in Southeast Asia's largest economy. But the intense competition is creating a new class of card holder—one who carries 10 or more cards just for the freebies and discounts they promise.
(2 months and 15 days ago)
We’ve gotten a lot of questions from readers lately about chip-and-PIN credit cards, also known as EMV cards (for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, the originators of the technology). Although they’re almost universal in Europe, credit card companies have yet to widely offer them to American customers. For travelers headed around the globe, here are the basics:
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This Mother’s Day, why not honor mom in the best way you know how? That is, of course, by emailing her a snarky e-card to make her laugh. All right, so you might want to pick up some flowers or something else special before Mother's day on Sunday, but in the meantime, Someecards has a wealth of mom-centric cards that are smart, funny and personal (some, maybe a little TOO...
(7 days ago)
You almost certainly know about the miles or points you get on each credit-card purchase -- presumably, that's why you chose the card or cards you use for travel. And you may know about the collision coverage most cards provide for a rented car. But many cards provide other travel benefits that you might not even know you have. Rental-Car Collision Coverage As I said, you...
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