All posts by Lynn Oldshue

Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
weekly-credit-card-update (1) Weekly Credit Card Update–April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

Hackers Don’t Just Want Your Credit Cards, Now They Want the Pattern of Your Life While underground forum users and other crooks are still very ..
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Plastiq App Lets You Pay Any Bill with a Credit Card

April 28, 2016

A new iPhone app known as Plastiq allows you to pay any bill with a debit or credit card, even if card payments are not accepted with the billing co..
Beyonce Knowles - American R&B singer songwriter record producer actress and fashion designer - performs a free concert in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza on November 26 2008.

American Express and Uber Team Up to Give Riders Access to Beyonce Concerts

April 27, 2016

American Express and Beyonce’s Formation World Tour have joined forces with Uber to give riders special access to the artist’s sold out st..

150 Million Consumers Now Have Access to Free FICO Scores

April 26, 2016

Thanks to the development of the FICO Score Open Access program, 150 million consumers now have access to free monthly FICO scores. The program allows..

Americans Not Taking Advantage of Free Credit Reports

April 25, 2016

Even though many Americans understand the importance of good credit, most are not taking advantage of their free annual credit report, which is a key..
weekly-credit-card-update (1) Weekly Credit Card Update–April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

Some Merchants See Dip in Fraud Thanks to Chip Cards The new chip-enabled cards flowing into the U.S. marketplace have already made a dent in fraud, w..
KWIDZYN, POLAND - APRIL 10, 2014: Closeup of VISA credit card isolated on white background. VISA is one of the three biggest brands. First VISA card was issued in 1958
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Visa Makes Chip Card Transactions Faster

April 20, 2016

Visa announced the launch of its Quick Chip for EMV at the Electronic Transaction Association’s TRANSACT 16 event yesterday. The technology promises..
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PayPal Credit Expands to UK with Interest-Free Payments for 4 Months

April 19, 2016

PayPal Credit is making its way into the UK, allowing consumers to get loans for orders over £150 with qualifying credit. Any consumer that passes Pa..
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Most Americans Maintain Store Loyalty after Data Breach

April 18, 2016

Despite affecting over 100 million people, a new study finds that most Americans continue to shop at their favorite stores after a data breach. Only 1..
weekly-credit-card-update (1) Weekly Credit Card Update–April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016

ATM Card Skimming Incidents Up 546% If you still have the “it’ll never happen to me” perspective on fraud, here’s a stat that ..