The ACA (Obamacare) Survives. But is it Actually Working?
Tue, 06/30/15 | 11 Comments

With last Thursday’s ACA Supreme Court ruling confirming that Congress intended to include subsidies for those on the federal exchange in addition to state exchanges, the ACA has now survived an election, two Supreme Court …

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Ranking the 4 Major Wireless Carriers Early Termination Fees (& How to Avoid them)
December 20, 2010 | 17 Comments
Ranking the 4 Major Wireless Carriers Early Termination Fees (& How to Avoid them)

Back when I was writing my post on the worst return policies, I almost lumped in every contractual wireless service provider due to their pesky early termination fee penalties that are enforced in order to …

The 5 Worst Retailer Return Policies
December 15, 2010 | 16 Comments
The 5 Worst Retailer Return Policies

Poor Customer Service by Policy
Whereas good customer service and focus should be rewarded (see my list of the best retailer return policies), poor customer service and focus should be called out and not disguised as …

6 Money Saving Gift Ideas that Truly Keep on Giving
December 13, 2010 | 3 Comments
6 Money Saving Gift Ideas that Truly Keep on Giving

Time is running low for thoughtful gift purchases. With shipping windows winding down, you have just a few days left to make some wise gift purchases this holiday season. But don’t fret!
Saving money is one …

4 FSA Eligible Expenses to Make Before it’s Too Late
December 12, 2010 | One Comment
4 FSA Eligible Expenses to Make Before it’s Too Late

FSA Contributions do not Roll Over
If you have contributed funds to a flexible spending account (FSA) this year, you have approximately two weeks left (December 31 deadline) to use the funds before they vanish into …

Tis the Season of Purchases: The 5 Best Retailer Return Policies
December 5, 2010 | 12 Comments
Tis the Season of Purchases: The 5 Best Retailer Return Policies

Strategically, I’ve started to do a good portion of my shopping at retailers with the strongest return policies. I am a FIRM believer that these retailers successes are in no small part to how customer-centric …

Corporate Profits at All-Time High. Unemployment at 9%. What does this Mean?
November 29, 2010 | 8 Comments
Corporate Profits at All-Time High. Unemployment at 9%. What does this Mean?

Profits Up. Unemployment Rate? Still Up.
Corporate profits in Q3 of 2010 reached an all-time high at an annually adjusted rate of $1.659 trillion. Try telling that to the unemployed.
The U.S. unemployment rate was at 9.0% …


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