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Resisting The Urge To Overspend When Shopping For Gifts

The Christmas shopping season can be a perilous time for families struggling with credit issues, but Philadelphia’s Financial Empowerment Centers can help.


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New Castle Police Warn Residents Of Phone And Email Scam

New Castle County Police is warning residents of a phone and email scam that has been reported during the past week.


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Good Samaritan Returns Lost Wallet Of Actor Steve Martin In Wilkes Barre

Steve Martin is known as a wild and crazy guy, but he’s also a lucky one: A stranger found his wallet on a Pennsylvania street and returned it to the entertainer.


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Blog: Bank Cards vs. Airline Cards

By Jim Donovan: Airline credit cards and bank cards often offer points toward free air travel, but some will earn card users more free travel than others over time. The April 2013 issue of ShopSmart […]



Putting Down A Deposit On A Purchase

Making big purchase soon? Should you put down the smallest or the largest deposit you can?


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Suspects Targeting Cars With Unattended Purses In South Jersey

Police in South Jersey are searching for suspects who are targeting cars with unattended purses and wallets and then using their credit cards to make purchases.



Checking Your Credit Score

If the bills are coming in and you’re thinking of applying for more credit cards to transfer, there could be long term consequences in terms of your credit score.


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3 On Your Side: Credit Lessons For College Students

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that while credit card laws are supposed to protect young people from piling up too much debt, there are still some risks.


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3 On Your Side: Maximizing Reward Credit Cards

Brian Kelly says maximizing these programs takes more strategy than a swipe of the card at the grocery store or gas pump.


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3 On Your Side: Credit Advice For Recent Grads

A shaky job market and student loan debt could send new graduates in search of credit cards to finance the first steps of their adult financial lives. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us, the wrong decisions now could haunt them later.


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A Spouse’s Bad Credit

What do you do to protect your good credit when tying the knot with someone whose credit is a disaster?


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What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

What’s the first thing you should do if you find that you’re the victim of identity theft? And then what?


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3 On Your Side: Protect Your Money On Vacation

Planning a trip this summer? Besides making your reservations and figuring out what to pack, how much thought are you giving to protecting your money?


Stigall Show Log 4.18.12

Chris talks to Larry O’Connor of Breitbart TV about his exclusive interview with Mitt Romney, Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino about his run for Senate and the Secret Service scandal, and Spike Eskin about the release of the Eagles Schedule and the Phillies inconsistent start.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/18/2012

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Patco Riders Can Use ‘Contactless’ Credit Cards To Pay Fares

Patco riders will be able to pay their fare with a tap of a credit card, beginning Monday.





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