5 credit card company tricks — and how to thwart them | Get Rich Slowly
Why politicians and economists can’t decide on the best fix for the economy. What’s the Best Fix? | Newsweek
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
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
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.
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
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 | New York Times
Next in line for bailout money—developers. Developers Ask U.S. for Bailout as Massive Debt Looms | Wall Street Journal