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Receipt face, n. A specific variant of sticker shock seen at the grocery store checkout, characterized by befuddlement, disappointment, resignation. Often provoked by a larger-than-anticipated total.
At one point or another, everyone gets blindsided by a hair-raising grocery bill. According to MSN partner site Bundle, the average American household spends about $320 a month on food to eat at home, but that's just the beginning.
Scammers claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau are ripping people off.
If you can't trust the Better Business Bureau, whom can you trust?
The organization is warning about a new scam that is using its good name in order to steal tens of thousands of dollars from victims who are led to believe they have won a lottery.
So far, scammers posing as BBB employees have fleeced one victim of $80,000, and several other people have reported that they were contacted over the phone or via e-mail by someone claiming they were with the organization.
Cheap seats clock in at $1,500. Read these tips before you buy.
When does a $1,500 ticket qualify as a bargain?
When it gets you a seat -- any seat -- at Sunday’s New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl game in Miami.
There is good and bad news here.
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I just got back from spending two weeks in one of America’s most expensive cities, staying in one of that city’s toniest neighborhoods, for free. You can do it too, you know.
It’s true. I spent two weeks in San Francisco and stayed on the north side of town (Russian Hill) and I didn’t spend a dime on accommodations. What did I do?
Earning opportunities are available if you're willing to be a guinea pig.
We weren’t eligible for the free vacation offered in exchange for trying out a new traveler’s diarrhea drug. (Darn.) But the opportunities to make money from clinical trials keep on coming.
Newest on our radar screen is research involving two forms of a smallpox vaccine, organized by St. Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development and available at five locations across the U.S. It pays $75 for each of seven monthly visits. That’s $525.
Smallpox? Isn’t that a deadly disease that was wiped from the face of the Earth years ago -- in 1980, to be exact? As far as anyone knows, whatever is left is stored in heavily secured (we hope) locations.
We found answers via a post at Riverfront Times, a St. Louis blog.
Take the money you're lending the government and apply it to debt instead.
Think you don't have any money to pay down debt? If you're an average American, you may have more than you think.
Much of what I've done for the last 20 years, in both books and news stories, is talk about debt -- specifically, why you should avoid it and how to find the money to destroy it. Most of the money I suggest harnessing for debt destruction comes in dribs and drabs from doing things like smart shopping and avoiding dumb deals. But sometimes there's something big you can do.
This is one of those times.
Simplified form, new online resources aim to help students and parents apply for college aid.
Here’s good news for prospective college students and their parents: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) has been simplified.
The Kansas City Star notes that “most high school seniors and their parents would rather sandblast the oil stains from the garage floor or rearrange the attic” than complete the form, which is required to receive federal grants and loans for college.
Citi had planned to impose fees on holders of two types of 'free checking' accounts.
Citibank has reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to alter its plan to charge more than 1 million consumers nationwide fees on what were supposed to be "free checking" accounts.
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Under the agreement, Citibank will extend the benefits of those free checking accounts throughout 2010 for consumers who signed up for them in 2009. Citibank also will not charge fees on checks until Jan. 31, 2011. The company had originally planned to begin charging the fees on Feb. 1.
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