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Credit Card Update

I visited the bank today, and it seems that it wasn’t just my credit card information that was stolen, but rather a database was stolen that contained the credit card information for a number of my bank’s customers.

Had they included that information in the letter, I wouldn’t have panicked.

My new card should be […]

Bank Paranoia

One of the great features of the Internet Age is online banking—only its getting more complicated and less convenient than ever, especially with my bank here in Germany.

And it’s doubly complicated, all at once.

First my bank decided that my credit card had been hacked and, without warning, decided it could not be used […]

Gimme Me More

One of the pleasures of visiting America is to go shopping whilst taking advantage of prices that are lower than prices in Europe.

One Euro is currently worth US$1.44, which meant that my $70 purchase at Kohl’s will only cost me 48€: for the price of a part of a single pair of pants in […]

Credit History

I have one in America, but not one in Germany. My virtually perfect record in America which allows me to have a $25,000 credit line on one of my pieces of plastic matters not in Germany! That’s one of the reasons, I suspect, that I cannot get a German Credit Card until at least September. […]