The newest technology doesn't come out until spring.
Shoppers hunting for a good deal on a new flat-screen before the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts meet to battle for Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida on Feb. 7 won’t need to resort to a Hail Mary pass. (That’s lingo for a desperate and usually unsuccessful maneuver, for you non-football fans.)
Bundle shows how Apple and 'must-have' tech gadgets affect your bottom line.
Any TV show you want, any time you want it. Phones for talking, texting, e-mailing and Web surfing. Video chatting with friends and family across the ocean. Games that keep you fit, libraries' worth of reading in a portable e-reader, and untold entrepreneurial opportunities just waiting for you to claim a domain name and download some software. Living a wired life is pretty fun these days. But it's not cheap.
Here are quick tips for scoring a better party while sacking expenses.
There’s nothing like a killer Super Bowl party. Even if you're playing defense with your budget, you can still host a crowd-pleaser.
As with most expenses in life, the best way to save is to substitute imagination and creativity for money.
They're advertising fake documents to Haitian-Americans who are anxious to bring family members here.
A new scam is targeting Haitian-Americans who are trying to bring their relatives from the earthquake-ravaged country to the United States, authorities say.
Haitian-Americans contacted in the scheme are offered documents they supposedly need to bypass the official government process to bring family members from the devastated island to America, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office.
90% of the calls placed to the hotline to ask about benefits or check on claims don't get through.
Providing education benefits to veterans who’ve served in places like Afghanistan and Iraq is a wonderful thing. Much back-patting ensued when President Bush signed the Post-9/11 GI Bill into law.
But guess what: When veterans place a call to the VA’s GI Bill hotline to learn more about the benefits or check on claims, most of their calls don’t get through. The Army Times reports:
Yes, says Consumer Reports, which has created a shopping calendar.
We’ve all seen the stories that try to tell us the best time of the year to buy things. But in these days of instant Twitter deals, freebies for Facebook fans and constant deal alerts, does the calendar still matter?
But budget travelers can still find sweet deals. Here's some help.
Travelers hunting for a low-priced cruise will find fewer fish in the sea this year.
All-inclusive cruise packages typically are less expensive than arranging a land stay with air, hotel, food and other costs. That perceived value kept cruise lines afloat during last year’s economic downturn, and continues to draw cost-conscious travelers, says Carolyn Spencer Brown, the editor of review site CruiseCritic.com. There has not only been a burst of publicity around newer luxury ships, like the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, but more demand overall, which means lines have less incentive to broadly drop prices to fill up an itinerary.
Succeeding at an unpleasant job will tell your next employer a lot about you.
In the past couple of months, two clients of mine have landed great jobs in the midst of the worst employment climate in decades. The secret to their success, I believe, was delivering outstanding results in lousy jobs.
The jobs weren't completely lousy, which I would define as requiring long hours and offering low pay, few or no employee benefits, demoralizing management, and an unsafe work environment. And the work content gave them valuable experience for specific career targets. But the jobs did contain elements that some career experts consider lousy:
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