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How credit cards can lead law officers to criminals

How credit cards can lead
law officers to criminals

Cards can lead – and have led – law enforcement officers to suspects. Often it takes a subpoena to get police and card issuers to work together to find a fugitive, private detectives say.

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Millennials go mobile to manage their money – and check their credit scores

Nine out of 10 Americans aged 18-37 use their smartphones to look up personal finance information, and 8 in 10 make financial transactions with their devices.

The findings come from a new report by the TIAA Institute and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at George Washington University. The study found that a vast majority of millennials use their phones to compare prices (82 percent), and two-thirds (67 percent) track spending on their phones.

About half of the respondents (47 percent) said they frequently or sometimes check their credit scores with their phones, with women edging out men on this behavior (51 percent for female millennials versus 44 percent for males).

The TIAA Institute and GFLEC conducted their study in January 2018, among 1,007 U.S. adults age 18 and older. The findings were released Sept. 15.

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Millennials go mobile to manage their money and check their credit scores

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'Cashing In'
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Split travel cost between
2 cards: Is your trip covered?

'Cashing In' expert Tony Mecia

If you want to split the cost of a trip between two rewards credit cards, you might, or might not, receive full travel protection from both. Read each card's terms and conditions or contact your issuer to find out.
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New SPG Luxury card
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New Shell Fuel Rewards cards
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Why is my credit card company asking about my income? Rules under the Credit CARD Act dictate card issuers should ask for your income to offer you a credit limit increase.



Updated: 09-18-2018