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Sniffing Out a Website Scam

A few weeks ago, I wrote an entire post dedicated to cool items I've discovered thanks to Instagram ads. However, this week my wife and I had a slightly different experience on the platform — one that almost led us right into a potential scam. To set the stage without...

Looking for Some Edu-tainment? MasterClass is Offering a Special Deal

Wouldn't it be cool if you could learn about photography from Annie Leibovitz, take in filmmaking tips from Ron Howard, or even get a crash course in magic from Penn & Teller? Well, that's exactly what MasterClass offers — video courses taught but some of the most prominent celebrities in...

Filing My First Ever Credit Card Dispute 3

One of the benefits of using a credit card over a debit card is that it typically includes more protections. For example, in the event a company takes your money and doesn't fulfill their end of the deal, you may be able to file a dispute, essentially deputizing the card...

Support Your Local Businesses Right Now (If You Can)

As you are surely depressingly aware, the COVID-19 outbreak is having a massive impact on the United States at the moment. With health being of paramount concern, many businesses are either proactively closing or are complying with local or statewide orders. Unfortunately, these closures are hitting small businesses especially hard...

"It Could Have Been Worse"

This week has not been great for me. Well, all things considered, I'm pretty sure there are few who would rank the past seven days among their best. However, in addition to all that general stress, this week we found out that my wife would need to undergo surgery for...

Don't Go Chasing APY

If you have an online bank account or other high-yield savings, chances are you got an e-mail this week informing you that your interest rate was being cut. That's thanks to the Federal Reserve cutting rates by a half-a-point in an emergency move amid the spread of COVID-19. Yes, that's...