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Jeanine Skowronski, MainStreet Staff Writer

Jeanine Skowronski joined MainStreet as a personal finance writer in May 2010. Her coverage since then has included the credit industry, retirement, small business, consumer trends, education and the housing market. Prior to working at MainStreet, she was managing editor of a small personal finance blog for Xanga.com and an editorial assistant at Maxim Fashion. She received a bachelor¿s degree in journalism/professional writing from the College of New Jersey.


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Western Union Is Helping the Underbanked Shop Online

By Jeanine Skowronski

A new digital payment platform can make it easier for people without a credit or debit card to shop online.

10:50AM 03/23/12

How I Got Hit With an Overdraft Fee After Opting Out of Overdraft Protection

By Jeanine Skowronski

One of the loopholes: Recurring charges, such as a monthly gym membership fee linked to a debit card.

10:30AM 03/22/12

10 Weird Ways to Use Your Credit Card

By Jeanine Skowronski

Library fees? Donating to Salvation Army kettles? Some surprising uses are migrating to credit and debit cards.

09:00AM 03/22/12

4 Ways to Spot a Great Travel Rewards Credit Card

By Jeanine Skowronski

Travel rewards credit cards are a dime a dozen. Here's how consumers can find one worthy of their business.

09:55AM 03/19/12

Banking for the Almost-Rich: A Look at Premium Checking

By Jeanine Skowronski

Premium checking accounts are becoming increasingly popular. Here's what to know about them.

11:23AM 03/16/12

The Credit Cards of the Future

By Jeanine Skowronski

The functionality of credit cards is evolving, even if the plastic itself remains the same.

11:03AM 03/15/12

3 Times It's OK to Close Your Credit Card

By Jeanine Skowronski

It's always wise to think twice before closing a credit card, but there are situations where it's warranted.

10:29AM 03/15/12

The Credit Card That Is Making Shopping Safer

By Jeanine Skowronski

A new product created by financial technologies company FiTeq bridges the gap between traditional magnetic-stripe credit cards and EMV smart cards to make your wallet more secure.

02:10PM 03/14/12

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Retiring

By Jeanine Skowronski

Pulling the trigger on retirement can be a costly mistake if your finances aren't in good shape.

09:00AM 03/14/12

How to Avoid New Checking Fees Before They Happen

By Jeanine Skowronski

Wells Fargo may be the latest bank to institute more checking account fees, but it certainly won't be the last.

10:42AM 03/09/12

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