Category Archives: money tips

How to suspend DirecTV account?! [answer]

UPDATE: if they tell you that you have suspended the maximum amount allowed for the annual period, you may want to try telling them that “in that case I need to cancel my service”. In my experience, they will quickly accommodate you after that. If you’re going on vacation and want to suspend your DirecTV account while you’re away, here’s the phone number: 1-800-531-5000 and let them know you would like to suspend your service. Here are the requirements that DirecTV lists for

Amazon 30-day Post-Order Price Guarantee 2013

2013.07.04 UPDATE: July 4th. Amazon has reduced the Post Order Price Matching timeframe to just seven days after delivery of the item. You can find the official policy here. 2013.04.16 OLDER INFO: Commenter aruba19 has notified me that as of 4/16/2013 Amazon honored the 30 day price guarantee again! This is great news and as such the rating has been raised from 1 star to 5 stars 🙂 The rest of the article is merely for historical purposes as Amazon seems to

Target’s No-Receipt Return Policy Limit

Question from Kasey: Hiya. Recently tried to return some items to Target without a receipt and they said I exceeded my return limit? What does that mean? Answer from JD: I asked the return desk at our local Target and they said that without a receipt  Target has a 12 month $70 return policy limit. So, without receipts you can only return $70 worth of stuff  during a 12 month time period 🙁 They enforce this limit by checking your drivers

Chase 5% Credit Card Cash Back Calendar 2012

Here’ s hoping your 2012 is off to a great start 🙂 and to help you save some money this year, make sure to signup for your cashback via this link: https://creditcards.chase.com/freedom/Activate.aspx To help you remember where and when to save, here are ALL the Chase Freedom credit card 5% cashback reward categories for 2012: January – February – March Gas stations Amazon.com Activation starting: December 15, 2011 April – May – June Grocery stores Movie theaters Activation starting: March 15, 2012 July –

How to cancel Verizon cell phone service

Surprisingly, as of 2011.12.27, Verizon does not allow you to cancel your wireless cell phone service via their website. If you try to contact them about canceling your account, you will receive the following message: If you wish to cancel your service, you will need to speak to someone at Customer Service. Please call us at 1-800-922-0204 and press prompt 4. So, to cancel service your best bet will probably be to call that number!

Lump sum payout versus annuity payments

While visiting John in STL recently, his girlfriend regaled with me a tale of a man (we’ll call Fred) who received a large settlement from his wife when they divorced. Fred then proceeded to move to Thailand (a lifelong dream of his) where he started a resort and began construction on a mini-mansion. Unfortunately he ran out of money shortly afterwards and is apparently now destitute 🙁 These types of stories, with variations, are surprisingly common: someone wins the lottery

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