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The number of people shopping online and using online bill pay grows just a little bit each year. But many are still worried about the security risks involved, return hassles, etc. Learn more about it. Helpful Guides and Links:
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One Loyalty Program To Rule Them All?

Wouldn't it be nice to have just one reward card or membership number for multiple retailers? That will soon be a reality thanks to a new partnership.  Plenti offers co-op to make your life easier There's a new effort called Plenti. Plenti is a rewards program that lets you earn ...

Save Money on Merchant Processing Fees

If you're a small business and you need to save money, listen up to this. Cheaper options for merchant processing fees A company I've talked about a few times recently, Square, has become a huge player in allowing any small business to take credit card payments on the go. Square ...

 

How Apple Pay Is Being Exploited by Criminals

Criminal rings have found a way to exploit a loophole in the communication between banks and Apple Pay that you need to know about. By now you've probably heard that Apple came up with this well thought out procedure called Apple Pay. They wanted it to be another payment option ...

 

Target Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25

Target is still recovering from the brutal effects of how they've been treated in the marketplace after their Christmas 2013 security breach. In trying to put the pieces back together, they're spending a fortune to beef up Target.com. Targets up the ante in the shipping wars In the ongoing war ...

 

5 Ways To Maximize Your Savings on Amazon

Amazon.com is the largest online retailer in the United States. They’ve made it incredibly easy to purchase millions of items that ship straight to your door. It’s convenient, saves some hassle in running errands, and often provides a way to buy items online for less than they cost in physical ...

 

Best and Worst Retailers of the Year

When you're shopping, the stores that treat you the best are the ones that deserve your money, right? Here are the best and worst in retail and supermarkets The American Customer Satisfaction Index once each year rates retailers and let you know who is making you happy and who isn't. ...

Last minute Valentine's Day savings

Last minute Valentine's Day savings

If you've put off making Valentine's day plans, here are some last minute gift and date night ideas that will make your sweetheart and your wallet happy.

Smartphone shopping: Savings + security

Smartphone shopping: Savings + security

Some of the best shopping deals will come from your smart phone, not your computer. Here’s why buying on your phone may also be a more secure way to shop.

 

Ransomware: Holding Your Computer Hostage for Money

The worst ransomware to date is freezing up computers until consumers pay scammers hundreds of dollars to supposedly implement a fix. Beware of this ransomware virus Crypto-Locker is apparently making the rounds and encrypting all the files on your computer hostage until you pay criminals $300 for them to unlock ...

Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

Amazon Prime members get free 2-day shipping and other perks, but is it worth the new $99 admission price? Amazon Prime is about convenience, not the best price First, let me set some background. Prime members get free 2-day shipping on most online purchases with no minimum order size, plus ...

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