Banks are finally slowing down the push for new credit card customers—certain kinds of customers, that is. The number of direct-mail offers for cards dropped 8 percent in the second quarter of 2009. Even though there’s an overall dip, there’s been a steep increase (28 percent) of offers trying to get consumers with good credit to sign …
The President went to Wall Street today and said … well, nothing new, really. The substance of his speech was that Congress ought to pass all those financial reforms the Treasury Department proposed a few months back. Actually he said near the end of the speech that the reforms “will pass.” Want to put some money on that?
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That’s Naomi Klein signing books, and me waiting expectantly for someone to bring me a book to sign, at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday (supereditor Ben Loehnen took the photo, with my camera). A few people did ask me to sign their books, and the guy running the Book Court tent asked me to sign the rest of their stock (about four …
Who out there is brave enough to take on the forces of Arizona Department of Public Safety’s highway speed cameras? It’s the Masked Speeder, that’s who.
People don’t get all that excited by the idea of saving a couple bucks—or even by the noble-but-intangible ideas of conservation or saving the environment. So what will get folks motivated to become more energy-efficient? Make it a competition and give out cash prizes. Because people love to win, and they really love to win money.
General Motors, fresh off of its $50 billion government bailout, is introducing a new promotion called “May the Best Car Win.” If you’re not satisfied with your car, you’re entitled to a full refund within 60 days of the purchase.
Has the real estate market hit bottom? Is it time to buy? Time to sell? Should you rent rather than buy? Should you rent the home you own instead of trying to sell it? No matter your housing needs and desires, here are some ideas that’ll help your cause.
You can have a good baseball team. You can have (relatively) cheap beer at the ballpark. But apparently, you cannot have both.
“Clean-up in aisle seven! There are happy bridal tears all over the place.” Nine couples won a promotion from 99¢ Only Stores—and the prize was a wedding ceremony that cost (yep) just 99¢, held among aisles of canned vegetables, cookies, and party favors in the discount chain’s Hollywood location.
Millions of people in credit card debt are getting their terms changed—sometimes meaning they pay no interest—simply by asking.