Monthly Archives: March 2010

How Companies Try to Scam Other Companies In Real Life

There are a lot of scams going on all over the place. They seem to come up with something new every day. Here are a few I’ve run into in the last few months. The other day a call was transferred to my office at work. The person on the line wanted to let me know that our copier’s ink cartridges had gone up in price, from $640 to $708 and she had permission from her supervisor to send us… Read the rest

The Discovery Card Plan

Last week I posted about how Discover raised my rates and I didn’t catch it for several months. I went through four scenarios of what I’d thought we could do about getting rid of the debt on that card, and I set up a poll asking for my readers to vote on what I should do.  10 people voted, and nine of those voted to pay $703 immediately and $209 a month for six months. There were also a lot… Read the rest

Giveaway: TurboTax Deluxe Federal & State Return

I have one TurboTax Deluxe Federal and State Return card to giveaway. The card does not state anywhere on it but I believe the value is $50. The instructions on the card state 1) You must prepare your tax return online at 2) In the Print and File section, when you get to the screen titled “Review your TurboTax Fees” click on the link at the bottom of the page that says “Enter Pre-Paid Code” and 3) enter the… Read the rest

Discover Card Raised My Rates – Four Months Ago!

I’ve been going along merrily paying these dratted credit cards.  Discover was at 12.24% and I was okay with that. I haven’t wanted to do any balance transfers because I didn’t want to mess with my credit score since we were supposed to refinance our mortgage at the end of 2009. That never happened because we are running too hard, I’m too tired and I can never get caught up on housework. I misplaced my Wells Fargo debit card at… Read the rest