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Cathleen McCarthy
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Join me Wednesday, May 14, for inside tips on how to get your designs featured on the big (and small) screen.
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Real story behind the Target breach and our credit cards' vulnerability. My interview today with the author of Hacking Point of Sale:
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Newly updated with free passes for Intergem shows coast to coast, January through March.
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Seven out of 10 moms say they're overwhelmed by financial burdens. If you too are feeling the pressure, here are seven tips you can follow right now to help ease the stress.

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Is it worth struggling for base-level elite status any more? Here's a comparison of the frequent flier perks you can get that way vs. modest-fee credit card.
 
Saturation of elite-status flyers has perks for base-level elite members shrinking.

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Pinterest is a marketer's dream. I'm giving a webinar tomorrow showing how artists and designers can use it to predict trends and create buzz. Join me!
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If you missed the first one, I'm doing this webinar again Wednesday. Details here:
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My end-of-year roundup, starting with the most-read designer profile on my site, according to Google Analtyics.
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My attempt to translate the reload/prepaid points-earning strategy (current obsession of miles bloggers) for the general public:
 
Rewards strategists are discovering new ways to multiply points and miles fast using prepaid and reload cards.

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This is the little brother of buying coins from the mint back in the day. I have a detailed video series breaking down how to do this. I think it helps with your neat and tidy translation of the process for the uninitiated.

Frequent Flyer Miles - Vanilla Reload Cards to fund Bluebird and Amazon Payments Strategy Overview
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How can I get the extra bump I need to earn free tickets for holiday travel?

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Sometimes, a generic miles card can do more for you than airline-specific rewards. Find out which rewards are right for you.

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I write about travel, design and consumer issues for print and web. I blog about jewelry. I hunt down deals on travel and culture in the Northeast and write columns on travel rewards and e-commerce. My stories have appeared in several inflight magazines, Amtrak Arrive, Town & Country, MSN City Guides, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
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Product Placement Do's & Don'ts: Getting Your Jewelry on TV,...
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Join Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist contributing writer Cathleen McCarthy for her web seminar dedicated to teaching must-know tips for gett

Use Pinterest to Boost Jewelry Sales
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Join Cathleen McCarthy, for her web seminar dedicated to teaching the power of social bookmarking by using Pinterest as an effective marketi

Q&A with security expert Slava Gomzin on the safest way to pay
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What's being done to protect cardholders at checkout -- and what can we do in the meantime to protect ourselves? We asked Slava Gomzin, secu

Rewards programs move toward flexible, immediate spending
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As frequent flier and hotel rewards programs get devalued, credit card issuers are offering new ways to redeem your points, from taxi rides

Join me for live webinar: Building a site on Jewelspan or Market Square ...
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Good news! My webinar on how to build a website for your jewelry on Square Market and Jewelspan is back by popular demand - and revised to c

FREE International Gem & Jewelry Shows
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Jewelry fanatics and jewelry makers can get FREE admission to the popular Intergem shows by clicking below on the show you want, then regist

Building Your Own Jewelry Website: Square Marketplace and Jewelspan Live...
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Building Your own Jewelry Website: Square Marketplace and Jewelspan Join Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist “Net Profits” author Cathleen McCar

Have job, will travel. What’s my best bet for a hotel rewards card?
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Marriott Rewards consistently wins travelers' awards for best hotel rewards in the Americas, but there are other cards to also consider if y

Goldstar | Go Out More
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Fun ideas, half-price tickets, member reviews and everything you need for great nights out.

Top 5 Air Travel Complaints
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What's the worst thing about air travel? The TSA put a survey together, coming up with the top 5 passenger complaints. Here's what they've p

What to Do if You Lose Your Photo ID
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Losing an ID, passport, or credit card can really put a damper on an otherwise fabulous trip. Be armed before you hit the road with these ke

How Did Your Road Trip Rack Up?
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This summer saw a bigger spike in road trips than in air travel. So, how did your road trip stack up? Which state is most expensive for a ro

JetBlue Launches Non-Stop Flights to Honolulu from NYC
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From today, travelers can book direct flights from New York's JFK airport to Honolulu on JetBlue. The airline also announced an expansion of

7 Best Hotels for Insomniacs | Travel News from Fodor's Travel Guides
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With the stress of flight schedules and time zone changes, travelers often arrive at their destinations desperate for sleep. It's no wonder

Cathleen McCarthy: Airlines offer better elite frequent flier deals
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Airlines may have made it easier for people get miles without ever setting foot in an airport. However, those who earned the miles the old-f

Salvador Dali: bejeweled surrealism | the jewelry loupe
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Jewelry designed by Salvador Dali is the hot ticket these days at auction and museums. Three major exhibits are spotlighting the jeweled ver

I'd heard so many rave reviews from writer friends, I decided to give Mark a try and was thrilled with the results. He works fast, knows exactly what he's doing, can relax the most camera-shy among us - and it's literally impossible not to give him a genuine smile! How can you go wrong?
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