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Why You Don’t Need to Worry About RFID Shielding

You may have seen wallets or backpacks advertising RFID shielding, a protective covering designed to keep malicious ne’er-do-wells from scanning any items that contain embedded wireless receivers, like certain credit cards and passports. Sure, RFID shielding does prevent unwanted wireless transmissions, but with so…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Your Credit Cards May Also Have Been Compromised in the Equifax Hack

It’s hard to fathom the extent of the Equifax data hack—millions of Social Security numbers were taken—and by now you’ve learned to monitor your credit and freeze your reports. Hackers don’t just have your personal info, though. They may have your credit card numbers, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Debitize Connects Your Credit Card to Your Bank Account so You Can Earn Rewards Responsibly

There are benefits to using your credit card over a debit card, but budgeting with a credit card can be trouble. One splurge or miscalculation and you could end up revolving your debt—not a smart move. Debitize, available for Web/ioS, lets you earn rewards without that risk.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Now You Can (Finally) Pay for iOS Transactions With Your PayPal Account

Thanks to a partnership between Apple and PayPal you can finally put all the money you’ve got in your account to good use. The two companies have announced a partnership that will allow PayPal as a payment option on iOS devices. If you’re lacking a debit or credit card, or just want to use your […]

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These Insurance Policies Aren’t Worth Your Money

In a way, insurance is the least satisfying thing you can spend your money on. You buy it with the hope that you’ll never need to actually use it (and if you do use it, it only gets more expensive). On the other hand, insurance is satisfying because it gives you peace of mind. But […]

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These Insurance Policies Aren’t Worth Your Money

In a way, insurance is the least satisfying thing you can spend your money on. You buy it with the hope that you’ll never need to actually use it (and if you do use it, it only gets more expensive). On the other hand, insurance is satisfying because it gives you peace of mind. But […]

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Amazon Will Now Give You 2% Cash Back for Paying With Your Debit Card

Amazon wants to reward you for buying stuff from them, but there’s a catch: you have to use your debit card and transfer cash into an Amazon account. It’s not that complicated, but here’s what you should know about the new Amazon Reload program.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Transfer a Balance?

If you want to pay off your credit card debt faster, you might transfer your balance to a low-interest (or better yet, zero-interest) credit card. It’s not a move you want to make lightly, but it can be a useful hack. And surprisingly, it might actually boost your credit score.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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June’s Money Challenge: Cut the Cost of Your Credit Card

With credit card interest, you literally pay to be in debt. It’s how credit card companies make most of their money. If you’re paying off any credit card debt, this month, we challenge you to call and ask for a better rate.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred is Still the Best Travel Rewards Credit Card for Most People

The Chase Sapphire Preferred easily won our reader vote for best travel rewards credit card, and whether you’re a seasoned points maximizer or just dipping your toes in, you should have a Preferred in your rotation.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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