Money Talks Reader Follows Car Advice, Saves $$
Money Talks Reader Follows Car Advice, Saves $$
on December 23, 2010

A viewer recently read an article we posted re buying a new car. He used the advice and it helped him drive a hard bargain.

Supreme Court Decision Could Impact Credit Card Rate Hikes
on December 22, 2010

Does your credit card company have the right to raise your interest rate without notice if they previously disclosed that they could in the original account agreement?

Get Computer Questions From Your Parents? You’re Going to Love This
Get Computer Questions From Your Parents? You’re Going to Love This
on December 22, 2010

If you’re heading home for the holidays, you might be asked to help mom, dad or grandma with their computer. Frustrating? Not any more, thanks to these great videos from Google.

FTC: Be Careful When Buying Platinum Jewelry
FTC: Be Careful When Buying Platinum Jewelry
on December 22, 2010

If one of your last minute holiday gifts involves platinum jewelry, be aware that no platinum is 100% pure, and a lot of it may have less platinum in it than you think.

American Airlines Leaves Orbitz Standing at the Gate
on December 21, 2010

After a battle lasting weeks, American Airlines just announced that effective immediately, you can no longer book its tickets through popular travel site Orbitz.

Net Neutrality Passes – Here’s What It Means
Net Neutrality Passes – Here’s What It Means
on December 21, 2010

The FCC just passed rules that are supposed to insure that all Internet traffic receives the same priority. Some say it represents a victory for consumers over big Internet Service Providers. Others say the new rules don’t go nearly far enough.

Is Your Charity Still Charitable? Here’s How to Find Out
Is Your Charity Still Charitable? Here’s How to Find Out
on December 21, 2010

Credit counseling agencies and charitable organizations gain consumer credibility by being registered as a non-profit. But the IRS can revoke that status. Here’s a list of recent examples.

Another Argument for Boxed Wine
Another Argument for Boxed Wine
on December 20, 2010

If you’re a wine connoisseur, you may enjoy a more expensive bottle of wine. But if you’re the average guy on the street, there’s new research suggesting the more you pay, the less you like it.

Simple Ways to Save Money on Holiday Wrapping Paper
Simple Ways to Save Money on Holiday Wrapping Paper
on December 18, 2010

It’s tough enough to stick to your budget when buying holiday gifts – and you still have to wrap them. Here’s some advice on wrapping for less.

Today Is Free Shipping Day
Today Is Free Shipping Day
on December 17, 2010

If you’re sitting at your desk at work, take note of where the boss is. Nowhere to be seen? Then it’s time to finish up your Christmas shopping!

Ask Stacy: How Do I Know When an Email Is Safe?
Ask Stacy: How Do I Know When an Email Is Safe?
on December 17, 2010

Remember when you were new to email? It was hard to tell who you should respond to. That’s this week’s question – check it out and see if you know the answers.

Visa and MasterCard – Overcharging by 80 Percent?
Visa and MasterCard – Overcharging by 80 Percent?
on December 17, 2010

The Federal Reserve yesterday suggested that the fees merchants have been paying for debit card transactions have been way too high and disproportional to costs.

IRS Hikes Audits by 11 Percent
IRS Hikes Audits by 11 Percent
on December 16, 2010

IRS audits swelled Uncle Sam’s coffers by $57 billion last year, largely by targeting the rich. Lesson learned? If you possibly can, try to keep your 2010 reportable income less than $1 million.

A Man’s Guide to Buying Diamonds in 5 Simple Steps
A Man’s Guide to Buying Diamonds in 5 Simple Steps
on December 15, 2010

There are as many facets to the diamond-buying decision. But you can make the process less stressful by learning a little before you venture out. Here’s everything you need to know, told by someone who’s been there.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines Looming
Holiday Shipping Deadlines Looming
on December 14, 2010

How can a holiday that falls on the same day every year so easily creep up and surprise you? If you’re sending presents, you’re running out of time.

Incoming Chair of Banking Committee Says Regulators Should Serve Banks
Incoming Chair of Banking Committee Says Regulators Should Serve Banks
on December 14, 2010

One would think that regulators are supposed to oversee the companies they regulate. But the incoming chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Spencer Bachus apparently has a different idea.

2010 Reduced to a Great 3-Minute Video
2010 Reduced to a Great 3-Minute Video
on December 13, 2010

You’ll probably see a lot of short video reviews of 2010 before the year’s out. But you may not see one cooler than this.

Barron’s Jumps on Corning Bandwagon
Barron’s Jumps on Corning Bandwagon
on December 13, 2010

Turns out that the highly-respected investment magazine Barron’s likes one of the same stocks I do for the exact same reasons. They even have the same price target. The only difference between their article and mine? I liked the stock of the LCD glass-maker 3 months and 3 points before they did.

Wreck Your Car in the Big Apple, Get a Big Bill From the Fire Department
Wreck Your Car in the Big Apple, Get a Big Bill From the Fire Department
on December 13, 2010

New York City may soon start charging motorists up to $500 if the fire department shows up at the scene of a traffic accident. Other cities are already doing something similar. More fallout from driving municipal budgets into a ditch?

Tobacco Virus Could Extend Battery Life by 1,000 Percent
on December 13, 2010

If you’re a tobacco plant, the tobacco mosaic virus is no friend. But if you’re a battery-burning human being, it could soon turn out to be the best thing ever to come from a tobacco field. Someday your iPad battery may last a year.

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