5 Ways to Limit Your Risk of Credit or Debit Card Fraud

5 Ways to Limit Your Risk of Credit or Debit Card FraudWhen Target acknowledged last month that 70 million credit and debit card accounts had been exposed to theft, it was another stark reminder that any of us can become victims of fraud. Close to half a billion dollars is lost to credit-card fraud in Canada annually. Here are five ways to limit your risk: 1. Answer your phone with suspicion Be wary of individuals who ring you out of the…

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Cross-border banking made easy

Cross-border banking made easyCanadians are always looking for better ways to bank in the U.S. Snowbirds need a U.S. bank account to take care of the bills at their condo. Canadian shoppers want easier ways to pay their Macy’s or J.C. Penney account after cross-border shopping sprees. Opening an account at a U.S. bank is an option, but you might not be able to get a U.S. credit card because you don’t have…

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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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