I Don't Want This Random Government-Subsidized Cell Phone

I Don't Want This Random Government-Subsidized Cell Phone

There are programs that provide government-subsidized cell phones to low-income people. This is all very useful and lovely…unless you’re Laurin, who is stuck with a subsidized phone that no one in her household ordered, and the company doesn’t seem to want back. [More]

Edmunds.com Estimates Real Cash For Clunkers Cost, Gets White House Smackdown

Edmunds.com Estimates Real Cash For Clunkers Cost, Gets White House Smackdown

Edmunds.com crunched some numbers, and came to the conclusion that the federal Cash for Clunkers program was not a terribly effective use of taxpayer money. They argue that the bulk of rebates went to consumers who were going to buy cars anyway. The White House, however, begs to differ. So how did the Obama administration respond? With a snarky blog post.

Couple Finds Traded-In Clunker For Sale

Couple Finds Traded-In Clunker For Sale

Dan and Tara took advantage of the Cash for Clunkers program, trading in their 2001 Nissan X-Terra for a $3,500 government-backed discount with the assurance that their gas guzzler would be taken off the road for good, as Cash for Clunkers mandated.

Coming Soon – Cash For Clunkers: Home Appliance Edition

Now that it’s ending, you thought you were done hearing about the Cash for Clunkers program, didn’t you? Not yet. Coming soon will be a state-administered, federally-funded program providing rebates to consumers who buy Energy Star appliances. Check out Consumer Reports for a preview.

In The Market For A New Vehicle? Here Are The Details Of The New CARS Credit Program

In The Market For A New Vehicle? Here Are The Details Of The New CARS Credit Program

Next month, the government will start handing out credits of $3,500 or $4,500 to owners who trade in low-mpg cars for higher efficiency models under the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), popularly called the “Cash for Clunkers” program. Here are the basic things you need to know to determine whether it’s worth it to you—and how to protect yourself from scammers.

http://consumerist.com/2008/01/05/nearly-two-million-tv/

Nearly two million TV converter box coupons have already been requested from the gov’s coupon site. You have until March 31st, 2009 to request one.