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New App Lets You Turn On/Off Your Credit Card for Security

credit cards Could this be the ultimate in payment security? A new app from Ondot Systems, not yet publicly available, will let card holders flick a virtual switch to activate their credit or debit card just before use, and then immediately turn it off. Wow! You can even restrict where the card can be used, and set dollar limits. [Story via] See a video demonstration there as well.

The Tricks to Traveling Cheaply

airplane Some new sites and new airlines can help you cut the cost of vacation travel. And if you skip staying in a hotel and choose a smart alternative, you can save even more. Here are the specifics.


Best/Worst Things to Buy in May

shopping A new month brings with it new deals, but you may have wait until Memorial Day weekend to get some of the best bargains. In addition to deals mentioned in this story, look for gardening deals all month. For example, Lowe's is running a Black Friday sale through May 12 with mulch on sale for $2 a bag.

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Mouse Print* -- You ARE Going to Pay a Lot for This Muffler

mouse print Our trusty mouse looks at the folly of "lifetime warranties" on mufflers but discovers there may not always be more than one way to skin a cat. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Buy One Movie Ticket, Get One Free

The annual Visa Signature card promotion with Fandango has begun. Through August 8, when you buy one Fandango movie ticket using a Visa Signature card (not regular Visa card) at their special site, you get a free ticket worth up to $19.50 and any Fandango fee is absorbed by the available discount. You may only get one free ticket per 30 day period. Tickets must be purchased and used only a Friday.

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5 Ways to Secure Your Router

Is your computer router an open door for crooks? Consumer Reports suggests five things you can do to secure your router from hackers.

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