Author Teri Cettina

Teri Cettina

Teri Cettina is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Real Simple, Reader's Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, Parenting, Parents and many other publications and websites. She also writes for businesses and nonprofits.

Teri lives with her husband and two daughters in Portland, Oregon. 


Teri Cettina's stories for

Cardholder annual privacy statements: You have limited opt-out options -- Cardholders are limited in preventing card issuers from sharing their personal information, but federal law lets you opt out of some info sharing (and annoying marketing) ... (See Annual privacy statements)

9 ways to revive your New Year's financial resolutions -- Have you fallen off the financial wagon with those money resolutions from January? These nine steps will get you back to where you need to be ... (See Resolution revival)

When is it time to 'cut off' your financially dependent parents? -- If you?re a parent, you may be used to financially helping out your kids. But what if the tables turn and your own mom or dad starts coming to you for money? How much should you help them out? ... (See Cut off your parents)

What to do when you find a lost credit card -- Good Samaritans can actually make things worse if they take the wrong action. Read our surprising list of do's and don'ts for handling lost credit cards ... (See Lost credit card)

How to pick a socially responsible credit card -- Consumers who value sustainability have two major credit card options: Affinity cards that donate to charities, and cards issued by financial institutions devoted to the concept of 'the triple bottom line' ... (See Donate)

Didn't make that donation to charity? Watch out for fraud -- If you see a small donation to a charity on your credit card but don't remember making the gift, you may be a victim of fraud. Small transactions like these are often tests to see if a stolen card number is working ... (See Charity donation scam)

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Updated: 05-24-2019