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How digital nomads can process payments overseas

U.S. entrepreneurs living overseas have multiple ways to conduct business, including PayPal, Stripe and other services.

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Millennials switching to digital payments but still prefer ... cash

Millennials are embracing digital payments at much higher rates than older generations, but their preferred payment method is, surprisingly, cash.

The findings come from a recent study by Cardtronics and Edelman Intelligence, which found cash, debit cards and digital payments vying closely for most-preferred status among Americans age 18-34.

While millennials' preference for plastic (debit and credit combined) totals 42 percent of respondents, baby boomers' preference for cards came in at 66 percent. Generation X, though, reported a preference for cash similar to that of millennials.

Cardtronics' 2017 Health of Cash Study was conducted in May and June 2017, with results released Sept. 20.

CreditCards.com Infographic: Plastic is losing out to digital, but cash is millennials' favorite

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'Cashing In'
Q&A with Tony Mecia

How do redeemed travel points
get refunded if I cancel?

Cashing In expert Tony Mecia

Most airline and hotel programs will issue a refund in points, but some, such as American Express, give you cash back.
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Capital One's Savor enters
dining rewards card race

The new no-annual-fee Capital One Savor dining rewards card offers 3 percent cash back on dining, 2 percent back on groceries and 1 percent on all other purchases. Our story shows how the Capital One Savor card compares to others in the dining rewards category.


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PNC Premier Traveler card is
a good start for travel hackers

Double rewards on all purchases, flexible redemption and no foreign transaction fees make the PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature card a good entry-level option for beginning travel hackers. Bonus: The PNC card is the newest card in our reviews of travel credit cards.


Our 3 best rewards credit cards

Best cash back credit cards 2017

If you want more value from your spending, a rewards card can help you ramp up your earnings and cut your travel costs. Our three best rewards credit cards offer big sign-up bonuses, travel perks and flexibility when redeeming rewards.


Video: 4 credit card reward hacks

Do you max out your category bonus categories or transfer points to an elite card? Get the most out of every dollar you charge by using our four favorite credit card hacks.


'Taking Charge' blog

John Egan Getting a business credit card
makes me feel like an adult


John Egan | 10/17/2017

I've had personal credit cards for several decades, but this summer, I became the first-time holder of a credit card for my own business. Now I feel like a grown-up.
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Poll: 1 in 4 Americans checked
their credit after Equifax breach

Our survey on the Equifax data breach found 61 million Americans checked their credit within two weeks of the massive data leak. However, many others did nothing.


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How credit freezes work and what they cost: In the wake of the Equifax breach, credit freezes, which make your credit reports inaccessible to lenders, are top of mind. Here's what you need to know.



Updated: 10-18-2017