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T-Mobile Improves Rate Plans

by Logan Abbott on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

T-Mobile has launched a number of improvements to its single and family calling plans, including its very popular myFaves plans. Already offering an attractive number of minutes at each price point (vs. its national competitors AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon), these changes further separate it from the pack.

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Free Activation from AT&T

by Logan Abbott on Thursday, March 19, 2009


This special offer from AT&T expires March 22nd at midnight.   You must click the image below to get to the promotion. The link goes to the touch screen LG Vu; you can browse and switch to a different phone.

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Estimate Fees Before Booking an Airline Ticket

by Logan Abbott on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

If you’ve flown in the past year or two, you know that the airlines have made flying an a la carte ordeal, charging fees for almost everything.    Checking bags, pillows, blankets, snacks are all things that now cost money on different airlines.  One airline is even making passengers chip in to pay for the crew.   Okay, I made that up, but it is true that one airline is going to start 

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Emergence of Unlimited Cell Phone Plans

by Logan Abbott on Monday, March 09, 2009

Most carriers now offer a variant on the unlimited cell phone plan.   The days of rate plans segmented by minutes will likely come to an end in the next couple years.   We’ll probably be left with unlimited rate plans and, for very light users, pay-as-you-go plans.   Some of the prepaid offers have actually undercut the national carriers’ contract plans.    This is somewhat different than

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Helping you Save: Consolidate Debt

by Logan Abbott on Sunday, March 08, 2009


  1. Get a 0% APR balance transfer credit card
  2. Transfer high interest balances
  3. Don’t use this new card for other purchases
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Free Lifeline Cell Phone Service

by Logan Abbott on Wednesday, March 04, 2009

For those who qualify and who only need a cell phone for emergency situations, you may be able to get a cell  phone and monthly allowance of minutes for free.

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T-Mobile Launches $50 Unlimited Retention Plan

by Logan Abbott on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

According to RCR News (subscription may be required to read), T-Mobile is now offering a $50 unlimited calling plan to all existing customers who have been with them for 22 months or longer.   No additional contract extension is required. 

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Avoid Tax Refund Anticipation Loans

by Logan Abbott on Sunday, February 15, 2009

Let’s start with the bottom line here:    Don’t take out a loan or advance on the tax refund that you are expecting.   Period.  End of story.   If you want your money quickly, just file electronically and tell the IRS to direct deposit your refund to your bank account.  If you made $56,000 or less in 2008, you may qualify to file your federal taxes for free.  If you do direct deposit, and there

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Peanut Butter Recall

by Logan Abbott on Saturday, February 14, 2009

Although our mission is to save consumers money on household services, that information is of little value to someone lying in the hospital or worse.   To that end, we present this widget from the Food & Drug Administration to help you figure out if those peanut butter crackers in the back of your closet are affected by the salmonella outbreak.

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Verizon to Launch "Friends & Family"

by Logan Abbott on Thursday, February 12, 2009

This Sunday, February 15th, Verizon will launch a new feature on select rate plans called "Friends & Family". Similar to programs at T-Mobile (MyFaves) and Alltel (My Circle) -- now owned by Verizon -- customers will be allowed to select a group of numbers to whom they can make and receive calls, without the airtime counting against their monthly allowance.

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