My Money

December 2011


A Shorter, Simpler Credit Card Agreement

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I’ve practiced law for 20 years, yet trying to a read a credit card agreement from beginning to end is like trying to finish the expanded edition of Stephen King’s The Stand. I’ve never finished, either. Well all that may change soon, at least as far as credit card agreements are concerned.

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7 Ways to Save on Gasoline

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When thinking about ourselves as egalitarian agents of environmental and climate change, it is too easy to think that your automotive needs take precedence over everyone else's. While you may think you have a special case to drive around in your huge SUV to make the 45-minute commute to work,

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Get Rid of Bank Fees Once and for All

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There’s nothing worse than getting punished for doing the right thing. And that’s just what happened to a mom and her 18-year-old son when he opened a checking account at a local bank in McCullom Lake, Ill. His mom encouraged him to open the bank account as a way to teach him how to handle a bank ...

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5 Ways to Save on Auto Insurance

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Just like paying taxes and waiting in line at the DMV, paying for auto insurance is an inescapable part of modern life. If you live in a big city or in the suburbs and do not have a car, there is a good chance you may not be able to get to work very easily. Most states force drivers to purchase ...

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6 Ways to Get Extra Perks at Budget Hotels

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Staying at a budget hotel doesn’t mean you have to compromise on all the great services and amenities you would expect from a deluxe property. Many budget hotels offer perks such as complimentary breakfasts, room upgrades, and even free nights for multiple bookings. However, only some travelers ...

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