Kelli Grant

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Credit Card Checkout Fees Begin In New Jersey

Using a credit card could be costly in New Jersey starting Sunday, as retailers gain the right to add a checkout fee of 4 percent for credit purchases.

01/27/2013

Experts say be on the lookout for text massage scams during the holiday season. (Photo: CBS 2)

Don’t Get Caught By The Biggest Scams Of The Holiday Season

The holidays can bring out the best in people, but consumer advocates warn they are also bringing out the worst — from charity scams to bogus holiday e-mails phishing for your personal information.

12/07/2012

Storm Scams

Experts Warn Of Scams Popping Up In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

Natural disasters always attract people who want to help, but they also attract criminals who seek to profit from people’s pain.

11/05/2012

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Seen At 11: Retailers Ready To Force Consumers To Pay ‘Swipe Fee’ For Using Plastic

Paper or plastic? It’s a simple choice, but it’s about to get a lot more complicated.

07/27/2012

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Last Minute Tips For Filing Your Tax Returns

Tuesday is the deadline to file and send in your tax returns, so if you haven’t started, it’s not too late. Kelli Grant from SmartMoney.com has some last minute tax tips.

04/14/2012

Home heating oil NYC

Seen At 11: Assistance Is Available To Help Offset High Heating Costs

For most of us these colder temperatures could mean higher heating bills, especially this year. But there are millions of dollars in financial help available to reduce that bill.

01/04/2012

FILE - People make purchases inside Macy's department store. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Macy’s, Toys ‘R’ Us Offers 24-Hour Shopping Ahead Of Christmas

This is the second year of 24-hour shopping for Toys “R” Us and the fifth year for Macy’s. Many other stores are also joining in and there may be big benefits to waiting so late.

12/21/2011

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Long Island Woman Buys Christmas Presents For Nothing Using Rewards Points

Americans spend about $700 on holiday gifts each year. But believe it or not, one woman was able to buy gifts for her entire family without spending a dime.

12/17/2011

Saturday CBS 2 Links

There were plenty of stories on CBS 2 on Saturday morning. Did you want to find out more information?

02/19/2011

Last-Minute Filers Race To Make Income Tax Deadlines

Tax Expert: File Soon And Don’t Wait On Forms

If you haven’t started your taxes, it’s not too late; you still have plenty of time. Kelli Grant from SmartMoney.com joins CBS 2 in studio to provide some helpful advice.

02/19/2011

Gift Cards

Holiday Shopping: The Great Gift Card Exchange

Now there’s a way you can swap an unwanted gift card to a store you really love, or even turn it in for cash. It’s the gift card exchange.

12/16/2010

Fraudulent returns

Warning: Keep Gift Receipts Or Possibly Part With Personal Info

Hang on to those gift receipts this holiday season, because retailers are tightening up their return policies. Some stores are even getting personal, asking for more than just a receipt.

12/08/2010

Holiday shopping

Conquer The Holiday Season With Rewards Shopping

The average American family spends about $800 on holiday gifts each year — and a lot of that just ends up on your credit cards. But believe it or not, one woman was able to buy gifts for her entire family this season without spending a dime.

12/06/2010

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Staying Within Your Budget When Holiday Shopping

Now that the rush of Black Friday is behind us, there is still a lot of shopping to be done. But how can you be sure to keep in budget? Kelli Grant from Smart Money is here with some helpful ideas.

11/27/2010

Banks are raising fees to combat new credit card regulations. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Banks Raising Fees To Combat New Regulations

Many banks are dealing with the loss of money from credit card regulations by finding new fees that customers could soon face.

09/15/2010