The company behind FreeCreditReport.com has devised a clever way to avoid having to steer customers to the one site where free credit reports have no strings attached.
By now you know all about sites like FreeCreditReport.com that offered a free credit report and also automatically signed you up for credit monitoring at a monthly fee -- unless you happened to notice that part and quickly canceled.
Because so many consumers complained about being duped, the Federal Trade Commission last week began requiring Web sites like these to clearly and conspicuously direct consumers to the official source of free credit reports -- no strings attached -- AnnualCreditReport.com.
Now we learn that Experian, the owner of FreeCreditReport.com has -- at least for now -- found a way to skirt that rule.
The good news is that MLB ticket prices didn't jump this year, and there are discounts to be had.
For lovers of America’s pastime, “Take me out to the ball game” has been a bank-breaker for the last few years, with average ticket prices rising by 25.8% between 2005 and 2009 and 60% over the last decade. This summer, they’re still pricey, but with attendance down 3.2% so far this season, according to Baseball-Reference.com, it looks like someone is hitting the brakes.
Is getting the homebuyer tax credit worth rushing your purchase? Maybe and maybe not.
But should you feel pressured by that deadline?
If you’re already looking for a house and you find the house you want in time, it makes sense to try to lock in a deal by the April 30 deadline for the credit, which is 10% of the purchase price or up to $8,000. But if you haven’t started looking or you don’t find a house you love in time, remember that a tax credit is just one piece of the financial puzzle you’ll need to solve to decide when (or whether) to buy a home.
A New Yorker is asking her friends to support her U.N. summer program. Worthy cause? Or tacky move?
Which 'cures' for baldness, gray hair and wrinkles actually work?
Let's face it: Getting older is no picnic. There are the aches and pains, wrinkles, gray (or no) hair and -- in some cases -- the absence of the energy upon which we all came to depend.
For these and other reasons, helping those of us getting older cope has become big business. In its May Issue, Consumer Reports takes a look at the various products -- baldness treatments, do-it-yourself hair dyes, and over-the-counter anti-wrinkle serums -- being hawked in hopes of keeping us from becoming too despondent every time we pass a mirror.
These are versatile and hugely nutritious. And did we mention cheap?
Whether you’re broke and waiting for the next paycheck, or simply trying to cut back on your grocery bill, it’s vital to choose foods that give you the healthiest bang for your hard-earned buck.
These 10 foods do just that. They’re nutritional powerhouses for pennies on the dollar. Many could be considered superfoods, and have long been staples of frugal households. I included almost all of them (sorry, lentils) for CHG's $25 Challenge, and you’ll see that Hillbilly Housewife uses quite a few in her famous $45 Emergency Menu, as well.
To compile the final list, I used three main criteria. Each food is:
Mental anchors of we think things ought to cost cause us to overspend.
I have a quick four-question quiz for you. Just give your snap response to these. Don’t think about each one too much.
- What is a wedding supposed to cost?
- What is an automobile supposed to cost?
- What is a home supposed to cost?
- What is a three-week vacation for a family of four supposed to cost?
Every year hundreds of thousands of consumers complain to the FTC. Here's how to avoid some of their most common problems.
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