In this tough economy, businesses of all types are trying to nickel and dime us to death with add-on charges.
Those charging the fees want you to believe that the fees are necessary to cover the additional costs of doing business, like pizza delivery fees.
In reality, all these fees do more often than not is mislead the consumer by adding a hidden mark-up to the advertised price. Sometimes the fees are
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Your savings are a long-term investment, and whether you have accounts for short term purchases to furnish your home or fill your wardrobe, or whether you have your emergency fund and bill payment funds saved in the same place, you have worked hard to earn your money.
You have also worked hard to be disciplined enough to save it in the first place – so why would you allow your savings
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According to Wikipedia, buyer’s remorse is “an emotional condition whereby a person feels remorse or regret after a purchase.” It often refers to higher-priced items that are difficult or impossible to return, thereby making the buyer feel like, well, a complete idiot.
If you’ve ever felt a twinge of regret or self-doubt and caught yourself saying “I should have known better,” then you’ve definitely experienced the heartache of buyer’s remorse.
Continue reading Scary Stories: Fellow Bloggers Share Their Tales of Buyer’s Remorse
An Allentown woman is now serving 57 months in prison for stealing from her employer to the tune of $1.6 million over the course of an entire decade. That being said, many employees feel it’s really no big deal to raid the supply cabinet and bring home the occasional box of pens, tablets, or other office supplies, even though it’s stealing nevertheless.
Did you ever wonder why your employer often looks
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The other day the light bulb on my porch finally gave up the ghost and so I ran down to my favorite hardware store to pick up a new one. When I got there I was presented with a choice that many people struggle with: is it better to buy the regular old incandescent bulb or spend significantly more money for the energy efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) instead?
Continue reading Is the Payback Period on Energy Efficient CFL Bulbs Too Long?
Ronald Reagan accurately warned us in 1984 to be vigilant against inflation because it can come, “like a thief in the night to rob our savings, rob our earnings, and take the bread off our tables.”
For this reason, the government is usually on guard against the threat of inflation. In the simplest terms, this is normally done by controlling the amount of money in circulation. It’s really a matter
Continue reading Inflation: Why You Should Fear It, And Why The US Wants It
Did you hear that in order to help pay for the United States’ recent passage of the multi-trillion dollar pork-barrel “stimulus” plan, President Obama just signed an executive order starting up a National Lottery with daily grand prizes of 50 million dollars? The winners will get $1 annually for 50 million years. — My variation of a very old joke
Lotteries are a tax on the stupid. Those words have been
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