When most people sign up for cell phone service they will take the time to decide which carrier they will use. Consumers have a wide array of choices of carriers and plans. Most carriers and plans require a specified period of time and a variety of product choices from talk, text, internet, GPS, and data packages. These packages are charged to us automatically each month. Unfortunately cell phone users are at the mercy of the cell phone provider when it comes to billing, and could be charged for services that we didn’t use, requiring us to spend valuable time contesting the charges.
It was recently discovered that Verizon had been charging some customers for data downloads or internet access when they did not have access to data plans. How can this happen you might ask? Continue reading Cell Phone Charges: Verizon made mistakes was your bill one of them?
One of the things we tend to be most afraid of as consumers is being overcharged. Just the mere mention of it will incite anger into the meekest among us. The latest report of a number of cab drivers overcharging fares in New York City is enough to make anyone needing a cab to be cautious. Everyone knows how congested New York is and how the city relies on its taxis. When a patron enters a taxi they trust that the driver is charging them according to the rates are posted and universal among all taxis for that city. At its core, this case comes down to broken trust that has led to theft.
In New York City 59 cab drivers have been charged with Continue reading Don’t get taken for a ride: Cabbies steal from customers
Whether it’s the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter high energy bills may be causing you financial difficulties. Babies, children and seniors are especially susceptible to the illness, injury and death that can occur as a result of being exposed to extreme weather conditions. Unfortunately extreme weather also means extreme energy bills, sometimes bills that you or someone you know can’t afford to pay. However this is help available for some families. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is available in all 50 states. Continue reading Extreme Weather means Extreme Bills: Home Energy Assistance May Be Available
Save or spend? Today’s financial experts may have your head spinning with their advice. Find out what they recommend and how you can actually do what they say.
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Find out 10 tried and true tips for improving your credit score.
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What are secured credit cards? Can they help or hinder your credit score? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Find out more about secured credit cards and whether you should use one or not.
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Whether you’re married, dating or beginning a new relationship, you know doubt want to keep the romance alive without killing your wallet. In these challenging economic times we all need some tips for romantic gestures or evenings that won’t blow our monthly budget. When the romantic feelings are there but the extra money isn’t, use these 7 sexy ideas for saving your romance.
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Our holiday shopping spree is rapidly coming to an end with just days left before Christmas arrives. New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and with it all our debts and bills from the holiday season will be coming home to “nest” and you need to find ways to save money to pay money. Or maybe you just want to make saving money each month your New Year’s Eve resolution. Whatever the reason, these monthly money saving tips will help!
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If nothing else, the recent financial crisis has opened our eyes to the dangers of excessive credit card debt. Many consumers have long considered credit card debt part of life but when unemployment rises and foreclosures are festering, credit card debt seems like a nasty and preventable sore. Now many of us are wondering how we can quickly pay off our debt and save for our future. Try these paying off credit card debt tips.
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What is the biggest issue that causes arguments between couples? You guessed it, money. Couples may argue over sex, kids and chores but money is the most divisive issue for married couples. Consider these 7 tips to make talking about money easier, more friendly and less argumentative.
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