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Your Economic Stimulus Payment Questions Answered By The IRS

Your Economic Stimulus Payment Questions Answered By The IRS

The IRS has a new and improved stimulus payment FAQ up and running on their website, so if you have additional questions you should check it out. Of note, the IRS has now definitively said that those who owe back taxes, or have delinquent child support payments or student loans will have their payments offset.

eHarmony Doesn't Believe You're Really Divorced

eHarmony Doesn't Believe You're Really Divorced

eHarmony won’t let Morgan’s mom join until she proves that she’s really divorced. She tried to join last year, but was rejected because she was only separated for seven years, and not divorced. Now that her divorce is final, she wants to register without spending another hour filling out eHarmony’s “scientifically proven” matching questionnaire.

3 Questions To Ask Before Checking Into Your Hotel Room

3 Questions To Ask Before Checking Into Your Hotel Room

Travel guru Peter Greenberg shares three useful and unexpected questions that can make a huge difference when booking a hotel room. Inside, learn how to avoid digs next to the inevitable construction and instead score the room with a shower strong enough to clean a stinky elephant.

https://consumerist.com/2008/02/11/whats-apples-replacement-policy/

What’s Apple’s replacement policy for hardware failure? Our intern is having ongoing problems with his MacBook, and thought that after three large hardware failures in a row, Apple replaced the laptop—but “some dude at the genius bar just told me that was absolutely not true.” Does anyone know the official Apple party line on this issue?

Why Do You Hate The Dollar Coin?

Why Do You Hate The Dollar Coin?

Our beloved U.S. Mint has apparently redesigned the dollar coin to feature a rotating slate of Presidents. Each President gets a three-month stint on the coin. On Thursday, James Madison, our 4th Chief Executive, took his rightful place on the golden slab – but nobody seemed to care. Why?

Are Americans Addicted To Coupons?

Are Americans Addicted To Coupons?

Alright consumers, Macy’s heard you loud and clear: you want a good deal, not a good price. To celebrate the revelation, Macy’s is proud to announce the return of the coupon. Psychological gratification is yours to clip and snip away, 15%-20% at a shot.

Despite their dowdy image, coupons remain a huge business. In 2006, companies issued 279 billion of them, or roughly 1,000 per person, up 13 percent in four years, according to NCH Marketing Services in Deerfield, Ill.

Will Companies Stop Caring If We Complain "Too Much?"

Will Companies Stop Caring If We Complain "Too Much?"

A reader asks,

How To Shop At A Farmer's Market

How To Shop At A Farmer's Market

Finding the freshest, healthiest, and tastiest produce at a farmer’s market requires asking farmers the right questions:

5. When was this picked? You ideally want fruit and vegetables that were picked one or two days before arriving at the market.
4. Can you recommend a recipe? Farmers usually have creative ideas for turning their produce into delicious meals. Don’t pretend you would know how to prepare Kohlrabi without asking.

Shouldn't DHL Refund My Money?

jory: sounds good

Why Are There Taxes On Frequent Flyer Miles?

Why Are There Taxes On Frequent Flyer Miles?

Why are “free” frequent flyer miles taxed, asks Katie.

Consumer-Directed Health Plans: Do You Like To Gamble?

Consumer-Directed Health Plans: Do You Like To Gamble?

Recently insurance companies, and George Bush, have been championing a new kind of health-care called “consumer-directed health plans.”

How Google Buying YouTube Affects Consumers

How Google Buying YouTube Affects Consumers

Live From eBay: Missing Feedback for New Members?; Update: A Scam!

Live From eBay: Missing Feedback for New Members?; Update: A Scam!

Any ideas, eBayers?