To try and balance the California state budget, the Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger is emptying storage warehouses and rounding up anything worth selling. Lots of things that don’t seem worth selling too, or at least that don’t seem like they’d fetch much money at auction, such as coat racks, box cutters, and belt buckles. No matter. …
Saving & Spending
Starbucks is one thing. Going into the place, you know you’re paying too much for coffee. So when they raise prices (like they did in many cities last week), it’s just a little more incentive to brew your own. But get ready for more price hike heartbreak: Big American brewers are raising the prices on beer, and grocery staples like milk, …
Orders of Godiva chocolates are 20 percent off if you use the discount coupon code ENJOY20 when making an online purchase. Valid through Friday, August 28 at Godiva.com.
If the jig isn’t up, it seems like it should be soon. There’s simply too much inexpensive technology out there to justify the sorts of bills and restrictions the average wireless customer puts up with in the U.S.
Even if you’re not remotely green, you just gotta love the way David Heim recycles. He takes in donated and banged-up wheelchairs, repairs them, and either sells them for cheap or simply gives them away to folks in need.
The second part of the new credit-card law is aimed at helping college kids and other younger folks stay out of debt. Banks aren’t allowed to issue cards to anyone under age 21 unless the person has a co-signer or demonstrates independent means to pay bills. That part of the law won’t go into effect until February. Until then, kids can …
Money will not make you happy. That’s what people say. But maybe the saying should be tweaked to: Money alone will not make you happy. When used properly and strategically, money can help you attain whatever it is that makes you happy in life.
Why do many competent, smart people make mistakes with their investments? It turns out that their feelings have been hurt, or they’re trying to save face, or they’re cocky enough to think they’re faster and smarter than the masses. Basically, they get emotional.
JetBlue is hosting a “Bikini Sale,” with flights to the Bahamas and the Caribbean for $29 to $149 each way. Tickets must be purchased by August 26 for travel between September 8 to November 18. More details here.
The Cash for Clunker clock is running out. The government incentive program officially expires on Monday, August 24, at 8 p.m., so this is the last weekend you can score up to $4,500 for turning in your old gas guzzler in exchange for a more fuel-efficient model.
Lumber Liquidators has issued a “Buyout Alert,” with inventory of laminate floor varieties selling for less than half of comparable retail price. A couple of styles are selling at 69¢ per square foot, and a couple more are under $1 per square foot. More details here.