15 Best Costco tricks

  The 15 Best-Kept Costco Secrets You Didn't Know About Our warehouse whisperer Katie Workman gives us the lay of the land. by: KATIE WORKMAN May 13, 2019 PHOTO BY JULIA GARTLAND. FOOD STYLIST: ANNA BILLINGSKOG. PROP STYLIST: BROOKE DEONARINE. SAVE 26 COMMENTS Walking into Costco for the first time can feel overwhelming, I think it’s safe to say. I have a … Continue reading 15 Best Costco tricks

More extreme storms producing losses not traditionally insured

Insurance, in concept, is powerful -- pay a premium that has been (presumably) actuarially or experience-based to compensate the insurer for assuming the risk that an event might occur -- but it works best where the risk  is ascertainable, relatively predictable, and readily monetized. (How's That for a sentence.) For example, pure life insurance, without … Continue reading More extreme storms producing losses not traditionally insured

An observation about recent changes in charitable giving

I live in Manhattan and am obviously on the progressive/left end of the political spectrum often found among blue state residents. In that context I've run into a phenomenon about current charitable giving that doesn't surprise exactly, but the scope is greater than I thought. Cultural institutions constantly contact those who subscribe to their concerts, … Continue reading An observation about recent changes in charitable giving

You may be bleeding cash with forgotten monthly subscriptions — time to check

Stop Wasting Money on Unnecessary Monthly Subscriptions That $10-a-month service you signed up for five years ago and rarely use? It’s already cost you $600 Subscriptions Everywhere! Clean Up Those Forgotten Monthly Fees Everything from your toilet paper to your newspaper now has a subscription. With the help of a money-sucking vacuum cleaner, WSJ's Joanna … Continue reading You may be bleeding cash with forgotten monthly subscriptions — time to check

Costly mistakes if you shop on Amazon

Using Amazon can indeed save you quite a bit of money. But you have to exercise a certain amount of prudence. Here are some top rules for getting the best deals. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/03/dont-make-these-5-costly-mistakes-when-shopping-on-amazon-says-money-saving-bargain-expert.html Don’t make these 5 costly mistakes when shopping on Amazon, says money expert Published Sat, May 4 2019  9:00 AM EDTUpdated Sat, May 4 … Continue reading Costly mistakes if you shop on Amazon

Six credit card rules to know and follow

These rules have served me well for decades. They're a great way to avoid financial problems and improve your credit score. https://www.fool.com/personal-finance/2019/05/04/6-credit-card-rules-you-should-know-by-heart.aspx 6 Credit Card Rules You Should Know by Heart Breaking these rules could cost you! Christy Bieber (TMFChristyB) May 4, 2019 at 6:15AM When it comes to managing money, there's one area many … Continue reading Six credit card rules to know and follow

Apple Pay (and other credit methods) coming to NYC MTA on May 31st

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/30/18524761/nyc-mta-subway-bus-apple-pay-omny-contactless-payment-may-31-summer-launch Apple Pay is coming to New York City’s MTA transit system this summer Hello OMNY By Sean Hollister@StarFire2258  Apr 30, 2019, 9:13pm EDT SHARE Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge It’s been nearly two years since we wrote that New York City would finally be upgrading its transit system to take “tap-to-pay” contactless payments, but … Continue reading Apple Pay (and other credit methods) coming to NYC MTA on May 31st