Why the Chip Card isn’t the Disaster Everybody Says It Is

Why the Chip Card isn't the Disaster Everybody Says It IsFrom all the grumpiness over the “EMV” chip-card transition, you’d think that the circuitry embedded in our new credit cards delivered a small electric shock every time you inserted one into a terminal at a check-out counter. Customers say they don’t like chip cards because you have to leave them in a reader for as long as half a minute instead of swiping a card’s magnetic stripe with a single,…

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Bitcoin ATM Money Reinvented

Bitcoin ATM Money ReinventedWith bitcoin becoming more commonplace in every facet of life the first ATM machine in Canada has popped up offering customers with new choices.  Canada has always been at the forefront in financial technology the world-over and offering bitcoin seems like a logical next step.

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How We Tamed Our Debit Card Urge

How We Tamed Our Debit Card UrgeAt a time when we were really watching our pennies, my husband and I decided to use an old-school trick for budgeting to stop us from frittering our money away. I wasn’t sure exactly how much money we actually spent week to week — we were in the habit of going to the bank machine and using our debit cards whenever we needed to buy something.  Read More…

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