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November 25, 2015

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Black Friday shopping and mobile payments


Old question: Paper or plastic? New question: Plastic or silicon? Apple and Google have been proudly touting their Pay apps, which let you tap your phone on a store’s payment reader. Both are a handy way to pay, and both offer more security than a credit card, because no one can skim your phone or see your account info. But payment systems are useful only if they’re widely accepted, so our editors put Apple Pay and Android Pay to the test on several everyday errands. Find out how the apps work and whether you can leave home without plastic yet. And read on for Black Friday shopping strategies and more mobile payment options. Read more »


Julie Wildhaber

Managing Editor


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Safer shopping on Cyber Monday


Amazon just added two-factor authentication, giving you an extra safeguard when buying on its site. Check our guide for more ways to secure your credit cards, avoid fraud triggers, and protect your mobile device.

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6 mobile payment apps you can trust


Whether you want to send money to friends or buy something in a store, mobile payment apps give you security and convenience.

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Top tips for holiday shopping


We have 4 strategies for shopping online and another 4 for hitting the mall. Plan ahead with our tips and apps to avoid drama with your credit cards, cart-jacking, or crowds.

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