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How to take more control of your Mastercard data
Mastercard sells transaction data - here's how to take more control of the data it has about you.
How Mastercard sells its ‘gold mine’ of transaction data
Mastercard knows where people shop, how much they spend, and on what days - and it sells that information online.
A bad deal: Why you don’t want (medical credit) cards in your hand
Headlines amplify evidence of rising health care prices and families struggling to pay their medical bills. The financial industry offers their own solution: the medical credit card. But watch out.
Patient protections needed from medical credit cards
U.S. PIRG files comments relating to financial products for medical services. This relatively new version of a credit card, marketed specifically for health care services and products, usually lures in applicants with promises of a promotional 0% APR for an introductory period of 6-18 months. What is not always evident to the applicant is the more complex terms of the financial agreement.