Teaching teenagers important personal finance lessons is sometimes as easy as waiting for situations to happen, and then discussing them. An attempted purchase, and a subsequent phone call the next day was a great example of teaching my son about how … [Read more...] about Teens And Money: How Do Banks Detect Fraudulent Charges?
I was going through my receipts from the weekend when I ran across one from a restaurant. It wasn't unusual to see the tip and total amounts filled in as I usually do that to both the copy I leave on the table and the copy I take home. … [Read more...] about What Happens When I Don’t Sign My Credit Card Receipt?
Normally, I'm in the habit of just tossing the credit card terms & conditions in the recycling pile, but this time, I decided to read the letter that my Discover Business Card sent to me regarding changes to the account. One particular paragraph … [Read more...] about Beware of the Closed Credit Card Account!
I can't believe it's already been 2 weeks since I posted that I sold my 5-string Washburn XB925 Bass Guitar to a young gent in Belgium. I was worried it would end as a scam, but unless you're receiving cold, hard cash (which could be counterfeit … [Read more...] about Washburn Bass Guitar Sale is a Success
Hot on the heels of writing "Trying and Buying Musical Instruments the Wrong Way", I'd like to announce that one of the last major stupid purchases from college is officially gone: my 5-string Washburn XB-925 Bass Guitar, which I bought for about … [Read more...] about Sold my old Washburn Bass Guitar
I was contacted by Rudy from CreditMe.com to review to perform a review on his site. I have been shying away from doing paid reviews as I really haven't gotten any requests worthy of my time or your eyes lately. This time, when I clicked through … [Read more...] about Credit Me, Please!