Gabrielle Pickard Whitehead

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Will the Virtual Credit Card Really Be Fraud-Proof?

Will the Virtual Credit Card Really Be Fraud-Proof?

A Johannesburg fintech company has developed an app that enables users to create a credit card number from their mobile phone, generating a virtual credit card for every online purchase.

Will the Barclaycard Wristband Really Replace Cash and Credit Cards?

Will the Barclaycard Wristband Really Replace Cash and Credit Cards?

This month Barclaycard released its full-scale launch of three smart payment devices that enable customers to pay without using cash or credit cards. Will this stick?

World Emoji Day: How Emoji Passwords Will Obliterate PINs and Make Bank Accounts Safer

World Emoji Day: How Emoji Passwords Will Obliterate PINs and Make Bank Accounts Safer

The pictographic revolution is beginning amid concerns over financial security.

Your Heart Beat Will Now Identify You for Secure Credit Card Use

Your Heart Beat Will Now Identify You for Secure Credit Card Use

PIN's days could be numbered as British bank introduces biometric ID technology. Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve.

Is Lego-Inspired Housing the Future of Affordable Housing?

Is Lego-Inspired Housing the Future of Affordable Housing?

From 3D printed properities to Lego houses, when it comes to real estate, we're really getting desperate.

Is 3D-Printing A House The Way to Make Millennials Homeowners?

Is 3D-Printing A House The Way to Make Millennials Homeowners?

Is a 50 square-foot 3D-printed house taking 3D printing a little too far?

The $10K College Degree: Political Gimmick or the Answer to Shackling Student Debt?

Once upon a time the prospect of spending $10,000 on a college degree would have sounded absurd. Nowadays, it sounds like a deal.

Why the CARD Act of 2009 Isn't Working

Why the CARD Act of 2009 Isn't Working

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act was dubbed as a 'game changer' for college students vulnerable to aggressive credit card marketing. Obama's Credit Card Reform Act of 2009 was supposed to stop credit card companies luring students to sign up with freebies. But the nightmare continues.

EARN's Firefly - Can It Live up to the Hype and Help Americans Become Savers?

EARN's Firefly - Can It Live up to the Hype and Help Americans Become Savers?

EARN's new Firefly Account is designed to reach the 44 percent of Americans who lack the savings to withstand small economic shocks. But is it too ambitious?

Should Gym Memberships Be Tax Deductible?

Should Gym Memberships Be Tax Deductible?

It's an ironic situation that people join a gym to get in shape but then leave with a credit score in worse than ever form.