Dinah Wisenberg Brin

Dinah Wisenberg Brin

Dinah Wisenberg Brin is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer whose work has appeared on Entrepreneur.com, CNBC.com, FastCompany.com and other print and online publications, including those tied to academic institutions, trade associations and companies. She previously worked as a staff reporter for The Associated Press, Dow Jones Newswires, Congressional Quarterly and other news organizations.

Dinah Wisenberg Brin's stories for CreditCards.com

Avoiding bankruptcy: Alternatives for digging out of card debt -- Drowning in credit card debt but the idea of filing bankruptcy makes you wince? Consider these alternatives to restore your financial health. ... (See Avoiding bankruptcy)

Shopping beacons with targeted marketing messages expand -- Tracking devices that let you opt in to receive location-relevant information on your smartphone are becoming more widespread ... (See Beacons)

Split payments: Using two cards for one transaction -- Retail stores often allow you to use two different cards to pay for purchases. But it's a different story when online shopping ... (See Split )

Your weight, debt and clutter may be connected -- Clutter, overeating and financial troubles may all be related via subtle emotional factors ... (See Debt and clutter)

How, when to get your file from specialty reporting agencies -- Little-known specialized bureaus have dossiers of important data, and you can often get their file on you for free ... (See Specialized reports)

Cross-device tracking raises privacy concerns -- With cross-device tracking, marketers are looking to connect your smartphone, tablet and computer Internet behavior ... (See Cross-device tracking)

For uncontrolled spenders, cash-only may be the right lifestyle -- Despite the benefits of credit cards -- convenience, purchase guarantees and rewards -- plastic is simply too convenient for some consumers to handle. If you're one of them it may be time to switch to a cash-only lifestyle ... (See Cash-only)

How to shop (somewhat) anonymously -- Worried about your personal information falling into the hands of data brokers or ID thieves? You can protect it at least somewhat without having to resort to cash-only buying ... (See Shopping (somewhat) anonymously)

How to check your child's credit report and prevent identity theft -- With a few exceptions, children shouldn't have credit reports. If they do, it could be an indication of fraud. Here's how to find out ... (See Child's credit report)

4 times to go old-school with your finances -- When organizing your budget or keeping track of credit card bills, technology can get in the way. Here are four situations where old-school pays ... (See Old-school)

Retailer beacons track your phone as you shop, raising privacy issues -- Retailers increasingly are using electronic beacons that track consumers' smartphones to analyze shopping behavior, improve service and offer customized deals. But the technology also raises privacy concerns ... (See Beacons)

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Updated: 06-20-2019