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The Prepaid Debit Card Comes of Age

Curtis Arnold | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Debit cards have also sprouted in the wallets of young Americans. Unable to get credit cards until age 21, more Generation Y consumers rely on debit cards for routine money management.

Edward Burns' Inspiration For 'Brothers McMullen 2'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment

Audiences are used to seeing sequels to big-budget Hollywood blockbusters like "The Dark Knight," but are continuations of indie films the next trend?...

The 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Companies In America

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.26.2012 | Small Business

It's not a man's world anymore. Women-owned businesses account for nearly 30 percent of all companies in the U.S. and aren't slowing down, according t...

Behind The Scenes At An American Express Call Center

Fortune | Geoff Colvin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money

FORTUNE -- Call-center customer service has become a finely honed discipline, but usually it seems honed to cut time: The agent is superficially frien...

Alice Hines

We Will Not Be Shamed Into Paying Taxes!

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Terrence Revere recently discovered that he is part of a notorious group that includes hip-hop star Damon Dash and financial institutions American Exp...

12 Companies Getting Local Right For Small Businesses

venturebeat.com | Posted 06.16.2012 | Small Business

I've spent much of the last year talking about how the sites small businesses rely on to advertise and promote themselves -- think Yelp and Groupon ...

Buffett 2, Goldman 0

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Warren Buffett always seems to be one step ahead. Buffett, the billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has recently come out looking like a major wi...

How Not To Break Up With A Credit Card

Catherine New | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money
Catherine New

Like Suze Orman says, for some people having a credit card handy is like having an open bottle of booze for an alcoholic. You just can't leave it alone. I like to think I have more self-restraint than Lindsay Lohan at an open bar, but could I trust myself with an extra credit card?

Catherine New

New Jersey Makes A Grab For Residents' Gift Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.05.2012 | Money

Like many states on the hunt to fill in budget shortfalls, New Jersey is getting creative. The state is making a grab for its residents' gift cards. ...

Visa Drops Firm After Breach Exposes Up To 1.5 Million Credit Card Numbers

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

* Believes affected part of system confined to N America * Says card holders' names, addresses, social security numbers safe ...

Loren Berlin

Costco Customer Service Drove This Man Nuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

Robert Soule, 62, used to be a devoted Costco customer, spending nearly $10,000 a year on groceries, electronics and home furnishings at the big box d...

What Your Wallet Says About You

Posted 03.26.2012 | Money

The wallet may very well be heading toward extinction. Though this news may be unwelcome to people like Seinfeld's George Costanza -- whose "explo...

Prepaid Amex, Now With Training Wheels

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.26.2012 | Money

It's the prepaid card with training wheels. In a move that differentiates American Express from other prepaid debit cards on the market, the compa...

Jay-Z, a Social Fridge and Cats vs. Humans: The Best Brand Activations at SXSW 2012

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology
Matthew Knell

Marketers were out in force again this year, competing in a noisier than ever atmosphere. But for me, the brands who "won" SXSW were the ones who cut through the noise by telling their brand stories in the most actionable way possible.

Jay-Z To Perform At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.08.2012 | Entertainment

Jay-Z will be bringing his talent to Austin this year. The rapper will perform an American Express-sponsored show on March 12 at SXSW Interactive, and...

Why Your Frequent Flier Miles May Soon Vanish

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

While consumers are dutifully stacking miles and points, the airlines may be counting on those "rewards" going bad before customers can cash in.

Best Credit Cards for Spring Break Road Trips

Curtis Arnold | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Whether you're celebrating spring break as an actual student, or you're young in spirit, we can suggest six of the best credit cards to help keep you from losing your shirt.

Best Credit Cards For Rebuilding Credit in 2012

Curtis Arnold | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

If you're serious about rebuilding your credit score after a bankruptcy or repossession, secured credit cards will force you learn two crucial skills: how to save and how to spend strategically.

Best Credit Cards for Valentine's Day

Curtis Arnold | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Even though it falls on the same date every year, Valentine's Day still takes many of us by surprise. Fortunately, some of the best rewards credit cards can help treat your loved one to a February 14 they won't forget.

SOPA and PIPA Bills Threaten Job Creation and Innovation

Brett Greene | Posted 03.14.2012 | Denver
Brett Greene

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate are well meaning, but if passed, will be destructive to internet freedoms we've all come to expect.

Catherine New

More Americans Charged The Holidays

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

In a turnaround from last year, shoppers were not afraid to pull out the plastic this holiday season. Spending on credit cards jumped 7 percent in Nov...

Catherine New

Charge! Hungry For Fees, Banks Aggressively Push Plastic

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

As tighter federal regulations have been placed on debit cards, credit cards have come back with a vengeance. Banks have spent the past year pushing c...

Small Business Saturday Attracts 103 Million Shoppers

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 12.08.2011 | Small Business

An estimated 103 million Americans shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, exceeding the pre-Thanksgiving projection of 89 million sho...

State Income Tax Avoided By 68 Large Profitable U.S. Companies In Recent Years: Study

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Large U.S. corporations are not only figuring out ways to avoid federal income taxes, but taxes at the state level too. Of the country's most consi...

2011 Editor's Choice Awards, Part 1

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

As we compiled our list of the best credit cards for this year's Editor's Choice Awards, we saw something we haven't seen much of from lenders over the past few years. Hunger.