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Lyft’s customer service is really good

I love using both Lyft and Uber as alternatives to taxis when it makes sense. They are on par overall with each other with customer service and I have had both good and bad experiences with both firms. And, it doesn’t always make sense to ride with them when “surge” pricing occurs, but rides still […]

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Why I do what I do…

Friends and family, and hopefully my readers, have picked up on the fact that I like to advocate for consumers – whether it is to help them save money on any number of items, navigate customer service, or understand their options when problems with companies inevitably arise. But, other than a close few of you […]

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New way to save money on restaurants with LivingSocial

LivingSocial, remember them? Well, they have had some challenges since the “daily deal” hey day, but they still exist. And, recently I learned of a new way to save money with them – LivingSocial Restaurants Plus. Restaurants Plus is another “card linked offer” that you can register for and earn up to 30% off your […]

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An update on contesting a rental car charge with my credit card

A few months ago, I had indicated that I was going to contest a charge with my credit card for an inaccurate, underhanded charge that BIG RENTAL CAR COMPANY had assessed me. About two weeks after I completed my rental, I received a note in the mail indicating that I owed them $75 for cleaning. […]

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How to save money on medical expenses

Other than routine health care costs, such as annual exams,¬†which are covered in standard medical plans, there will be those occasions when you may incur unexpected medical costs due to injury or illness.¬†Since these costs may be recurring for some time, you will want to look for ways to save money to help ease the […]