A 13% Increase Is “Special Savings” If Time Warner Cable Says So

A 13% Increase Is “Special Savings” If Time Warner Cable Says So

Russ’s promotional rate for Time Warner cable ends today. His rate goes up by almost $50, which is sad news for him. Except Time Warner saved the day with some “special savings.” Are the savings really all that special? Russ sees it differently. He sees “special savings” wrapped up in a rate increase.  [More]

Happy 2011, Your Calendar Comes With Year's Supply Of Packing Material

Happy 2011, Your Calendar Comes With Year's Supply Of Packing Material

Reader Cyndi ordered a calendar from Amazon.com, but what she actually got was more like she’d ordered a bunch of packing material and got a free calendar. Like when you order Chinese food, ya know? Except less tasty. [More]

No Better Time To Get Fit: Gyms Are Slashing Prices

No Better Time To Get Fit: Gyms Are Slashing Prices

One of the first things to get the ax when people cut back is the monthly gym membership fee — which means that gyms all over the country are slashing prices in order to attract new members to replace the ones who are sloughing off.