Chris Wheaton

Chris Wheaton

5 credit card company tricks — and how to thwart them

Fed may win sweeping financial oversight

What’s the Best Fix?

Why politicians and economists can’t decide on the best fix for the economy. What’s the Best Fix? | Newsweek

It’s a new year, but the same old scams

Debt-relief scams, work-at-home cons will be even more prevalent in ’09. It’s a new year, but the same old scams. | MSNBC.com

Why Isn’t the Bailout Working?

I’m partial to John Stossel’s reporting style and his libertarian leanings. On last Friday’s 20/20 he went in search of our bailout money. Why Isn’t the Bailout Working? | ABC News

Merry Christmas! 

A Christmas gift to all Caveat Emptor readers.  Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R) has published a nice white paper on the worst 2008 federal spending.  Warning – this might bring your temper to a boil (it did mine) so wait until after all your festivities have completed so as to not ruin your Christmas holiday.

Is Added Warranty Worth the Cost?

I always buy the added warranty on consumer electronics and so far it has served me well. They key is to be well informed before you buy. Is Added Warranty Worth the Cost? | Wall Street journal

It’s a wonderful mortgage crisis

Newsweek analyzes the mortgage crisis though the lens of my favorite holiday movie.  For those who don’t know the story, Frank Capra’s masterpiece is a film about overcoming greed through the power of friendship (with a little help from spirituality), family and love.

I wish I had a million dollars – hot dog!

It’s A Wonderful Mortgage Crisis | Newsweek

Drop in Gas Prices Offers a Bit of Relief for Consumers

Developers Ask U.S. for Bailout as Massive Debt Looms

Next in line for bailout money—developers. Developers Ask U.S. for Bailout as Massive Debt Looms | Wall Street Journal