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Are squiggly finger signatures legally binding?
As more merchants make the transition to mobile payment systems, signing with your finger is the new norm. But is that illegible, squiggly scribble really legally binding?
Move over cash, mobile payments go small
Text me your rent, dude. New services promise to make using your phone for small and casual transactions more convenient and secure.
Rent-to-own vs. credit cards: Which costs less?
What if you need a new TV, sofa or even some tires, but you're broke? Do you turn to plastic or a rent-to-own store? Consumer advocates weigh in.
Is it OK to close a card before I buy a condo?
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane McNamara
Closing a high-fee card can be wise, but not when applying for a home loan. Any credit score hit can cost you.
Mom illegally adds daughter to joint card
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
An adult daughter finds out her mom used her name to open a joint account without her knowledge. What should she do?
Can a minor be sued for using an adult's credit card?
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
When a child is given an adult's card to make purchases, but then the adult cries foul and threatens to sue, is the minor liable?
Playing the lottery boosts materialism
Researchers argue that playing the lottery can temporarily spark materialistic thoughts in hopeful players and may even erode their self-control.
Credit cards best at removing drunk UK wasp stings
When a headline like this popped up, we had to follow it: "'Drunk and jobless' wasps prepare to attack -- so keep a credit card handy."
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