Leave this at home when you go shopping (or you’ll regret it)

What should you leave at home when you go shopping this summer? Jennifer Boaro prefers this strategy: Put your credit cards into a cup of water. Then store it in the freezer. Read more “Leave this at home when you go shopping (or you’ll regret it)”

How to fight the coming wave of credit card junk fees

When William Livingstone booked a recent airline ticket from Warsaw to Madrid, he found something unusual on his bill: a $15 “credit card fee” with no explanation. It appeared his credit card was just helping itself to some of his money because it could. Read more “How to fight the coming wave of credit card junk fees”

Airlines are resorting to increasingly devious ways to charge you for luggage

British Airways shouldn’t have charged Jim Arnold and his wife $400 for their checked bags. After all, the couple were flying from London to Newark in premium economy class. But when they tried to check in, that’s what the computer demanded.
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Are loyalty schemes to blame for this receipt insanity?

This is the receipt Efren Bojorquez received when he bought a pack of batteries at a local Fry’s in Phoenix. It’s 22-½ inches long!

It’s insane.

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