Susan Johnston Taylor

Susan Johnston Taylor covers personal finance, entrepreneurship and lifestyle topics for a variety of print and online publications. Her articles have appeared in or on, The Boston Globe,,, and many other places. She's also a regular contributor to the money section of

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When Santa is on a budget, what do you tell the kids? -- When Santa is on a budget, what do you tell the kids? Be honest with children, set gift limits and share more experiences, family financial experts say. ... (See When Santa is on a budget)

5 ways to earn airline miles – without an airline rewards card -- By using shopping portals, dining programs and other methods, you can add miles with everyday purchases ... (See Airline miles)

4 savvy rewards card lessons from America's teachers -- Credit card rewards help these educators score free travel and cash back for school supplies ... (See Lessons)

Abolish the password? Card issuers are working on that -- Credit card issuers and banks aim to phase out passwords over the next few years with the help of biometric authentication ... (See Password)

Rack up rewards by charging homebuying costs -- Here are six ways to earn credit card rewards while purchasing a home ... (See Home)

Chatbots will help you with your cards, banking -- Bots use artificial intelligence to answer questions. ... (See Chatbots)

6 free tools to stop recurring card charges -- Apps make it easier to spot and end payments for no-longer-wanted services ... (See Apps)

4 creative ways people cut their spending -- Hiding your cards, using only cash are just two ways to limit your purchases and debt ... (See Spending)

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Updated: 03-18-2018