Warning: When buying a $4,000 mini pig, do not use your debit card

When Meghan Robinson bought a mini pig named Peaches, she was devastated when the piglet was deemed unhealthy, and the sale fell through. But now she’s not only missing Peaches, but the breeder is refusing to refund the $4,000 Robinson paid for her. Read more “Warning: When buying a $4,000 mini pig, do not use your debit card”

American Express keeps sending her information about someone else’s account

Chaya Friedman is receiving emails about another American Express customer. Can I make them stop? Read more “American Express keeps sending her information about someone else’s account”

Does your credit card offer enough travel insurance?

Is Dan Kriser overdoing it?

“I know that as long as you have a major credit card you don’t need to buy additional insurance when you rent a car,” says Kriser, an investment manager from Highland Park, Ill.. “But how about trip insurance when you travel?” Read more “Does your credit card offer enough travel insurance?”

How does your bank lie to you? Let me count the ways.

If you don’t trust your bank, you’re in good company. With financial regulations unraveling, and in the wake of several shocking banking scandals, it’s remarkable we haven’t all switched to a digital crypto-currency like Bitcoin and ditched our financial institutions. Read more “How does your bank lie to you? Let me count the ways.”

Scandinavian Airlines is holding $3,480 I need to pay for my ticket

When Allen Norris Dean books an SAS ticket online, the airline places a “hold” on his funds, and then cancels his ticket. But he can’t buy another ticket unless the “hold” is released. Is there a way out? Read more “Scandinavian Airlines is holding $3,480 I need to pay for my ticket”