Category Archives: money tips

+Cancel FreedomPop Premier service [SOLVED!]

Question: Hello J.D., I have read your FreedomPop articles in the past and I really like their free internet services. I made sure to downgrade to the free plan and I love it. However, now I am getting a $9.99 bill for “Premier service” and I can not for the life of me figure out how to cancel it 🙁 Can you please help me cancel? Thank you, Tony K. Answer: Dear Tony, thank you for your message. Yes, I think I

Cancel OnStar Service [HOWTO]

If you need to cancel your OnStar service, you will need to do it by phone or via the dedicated OnStar button in your vehicle. Sadly, OnStar does not allow you to cancel online 🙁 Their specific cancellation policy is as follows: If at any time you wish to cancel your OnStar service, press your blue button to speak with an Advisor or call 1.888.4.ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827). Cancelling your service cannot be done online.     Source: OnStar Help & Support

How long to file for & receive an EIN online? [SOLVED]

Q. How long does it take to file for and receive an EIN??? A. Generally, it takes less than 15 minutes to receive an EIN. Here are the details: If you visit the IRS website during normal hours of operation and your principal business is located in the United States: You can complete the process online at the offical IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online It takes about 5-10 minutes, after which the IRS will assign you an EIN You will immediately receive your EIN

Cancel FreedomPop recurring $8.47 services

Recently I noticed that my trusty Nexus 5 on FreedomPop had started being billed $8.49 a month for services 🙁 The particular services were: FreedomPop Usage Alerts, FreedomPop Wifi Hotspot, and Visual Voicemail. Apparently my one year free trial had completed and those services started billing at that point. Normally that would be fine as I would just login and cancel them. However, in this instance the “deactivate” portion of the FreedomPop website would not function for those services. Eventually

Smartphone low-light image quality factors

Camera questions from my good friend Jesse: Hola Mr. Hodges! I have a newish Android phone, Moto X Pure (following my trend of getting 6 month olf technology for half price), which has a decent camera (Sony IMX 230 1/2.4-inch 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and a dual-LED flash. F2.0 aperture and 4K video). It works well, but it pales in comparison to some phone’s ability in low-light situations. Is that on the camera hardware, or the app? Same with image

Business, Pleasure, Commute for Car Insurance [which is cheapest?]

At the bottom of this page you will find some of the different vehicle use scenarios that Progressive.com lists. If you are wondering which is cheapest between Business, Commute, and Pleasure vehicle use… Pleasure will normally be cheapest. The reason being that pleasure entails the least amount of miles driven (i.e. weekend use) under generally less accident prone circumstances (short trips, open roads, etc.). Conversely, a commute to work or school can entail repeated daily driving in heavy traffic and

Discover Card 5% Cashback Calendar

Discover has some rather attractive 5% Cashback offers currently in effect: Activate to earn 5% Cashback Bonus at Amazon.com, Department Stores and Sam’s Club now through December 2016, on up to $1,500 in purchases. And a decent set coming up in 2017: Activate to earn 5% Cashback Bonus at Gas Stations, Ground Transportation and Wholesale Clubs from January through March 2017, on up to $1,500 in purchases. Unfortunately they only apply on up to $1,500 in qualifying purchases for each

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