Friday, October 27, 2017

Short Takes: Free Trials, Trailer Fees, and more

Here are my posts for the past two weeks:

Cheerleading for Home Ownership

Burn Your Mortgage

Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:

Ellen Roseman calls on credit card companies to do more to prevent “free-trial” credit card fraud. One problem I see here is that while some such offers are clearly deceptive, some aren’t as easy to identify. Another problem is the conflict of interest for credit card companies. My personal rule is that if it’s a free trial, then they don’t need my credit card number.

Tom Bradley at Steadyhand says that even though the battle over banning trailer fees rages on, the writing is on the wall. I hope he’s right that “Trailer fees are going the way of the dodo bird.”

Big Cajun Man isn’t very happy with the amount of his charitable contributions going to overhead.

Robb Engen at Boomer and Echo monitors the progression of his human capital into financial capital.

The Blunt Bean Counter summarizes planned changes to taxing private corporations.

1 comment:

  1. I realize there is overhead in all businesses, but the amount that the United Way scrapes off (to me) is too much. Thanks for the inclusion this week.