25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 23, 2017

… going to put myself or my family at risk by cooking dinner using expired ingredients. If something is bad, its better to chuck it then risk getting a bad case of food poisoning. 10. Signing up for a new credit card just for the rewards In some instances, credit cards have perks like rewards, cashback on purchases, and 0% percent APR for balance transfers that make them worth considering. Before applying for that new card, review all of the fine print. This applies to businesses as well. The cost …


UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… retailers have felt a significant impact from the online shopping habits of customers. Earlier this week, High Street retailer Debenhams announced a change of strategy owing, in part, to fast-growing “mobile interaction”. The plan means up to 10 of its 176 UK stores may be closed over the next five years. A central distribution warehouse and about 10 smaller warehouses could also be shut. A further cost burden was also felt, particularly by clothes retailers, as a result of online …


How Trump could make US a climate pariah over Paris pact

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Reports have it that President Donald Trump will assemble his advisers on Tuesday to decide on whether to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Naturally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a career-long, oil-industry shill from Oklahoma, is arguing to pull out. Yet even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, is arguing to stay. If Trump goes with Pruitt instead of Tillerson, he will immediately create a worldwide consensus on climate action: to fight the …


President Trump is spending some hefty coin on travel these days

April 17, 2017

… (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2011 Much has been made in the media recently about Trump being on pace to spend in one year what President Obama spent on travel over his entire eight years in office. The Obama’s Spain vacation cost taxpayers over $476K http://t.co/W6kIpd5x They love to spend money. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2012 Do a little math seven Trump trips in three months works out to 28 trips over a year, times $3.6 million a trip using that Obama GAO …


Trying to avoid care home fees? Think twice, consumers told – BBC News

April 15, 2017

If you are worth more than that, you have to pay the full cost of your care – during your lifetime and, if necessary, from your estate after you have died. It may not leave much for your family to inherit. Which is why marketing leaflets from a will-writing firm called Universal Wealth Preservation are eye-catching. Image caption Susan Steer says she was told she wouldn’t need to sell her house Universal’s scheme works by transferring the ownership of assets like a …


CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… was too lofty sounding. Heh! The company, Gravity, hopes to build 25 suits by the end of the year. They say it could travel hundreds of miles per hour if someone wants to try that, the estimated cost, a quarter million dollars per suit. Now, saving up and shaping up to suit up and take that suit up could be a ricorous (ph) process that wouldn’t suit everyone who’d be sore if they soared, but then fell prey to gravity in the gravity suit. Don’t fly too close to the sun, son, …


#TBT: Margaret Chase Smith and her ‘place in the sun’

March 31, 2017

… “Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism in making character assassinations are all too frequently those who, by our own words and acts, ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism — the right to criticize. The right to hold unpopular beliefs. The right to protest. The right of independent thought. The exercise of these rights should not cost one single American citizen his reputation or his right to a livelihood nor should he be in danger of losing his reputation …


Lyft follows up on that ACLU donation with a new way to donate

March 27, 2017

Round up your Lyft ride, and donate the rest.Image: lyft Lyft is building on its good PR streak with a new way to donate to charity. Riders who #DeletedUber or just really like Lyft will be able to round up the cost of their ride to the nearest dollar and donate the rest to charity. SEE ALSO: Meet Roadie, the Ludacris-backed Uber for rideshare-transporting your stuff Lyft users can’t choose exactly which charity, but they do get the option to look through causes including the …


SXSW 2017 didn’t have a darling app, just a constellation of ride-hailing madness

March 19, 2017

… when I was driving for them because there was no minimum fare. The cost got so low.” Austinites are rather apprehensive over Uber’s return. “There are a lot of people in Austin that do really miss Uber though just for convenience factor, just because it’s a little cheaper, but most of us would rather pay $2 more,” said Elise Graham, an Austin resident and cofounder of Olivia AI. Sometimes, though, technologybe it a major player like Uber or a minor one like Ride …


A CBO report that conservatives can get behind

March 14, 2017

… those who are older or who are poorer, for example, afford private coverage. Or perhaps provisions that require states to automatically enroll the uninsured in default, no-premium private insurance plans. Any or all of these reforms will likely boost coverage numbers. But they will cost money, eat into the budget savings currently generated by the bill, and may be viewed suspiciously by some conservatives. The CBO estimates illustrate the difficult choices that lie ahead for supporters of the …