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Final Day to Submit Claim For Your Share of Equifax Data Breach Settlement

You may be eligible for a share of as much as $505.5 million from a settlement which was reached in litigation pertaining to a massive breach of security of sensitive personal data in September of 2017 which impacted the personal information of approximately 147 million people; and if you are one of those people, you must either…

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Wait: Hotel Charges Use of Safe Plus Tax — But Not Responsible For Valuables?!?

You might have noticed that the math did not quite add up when you read this article which I wrote pertaining to being charged $1.50 for use of a safe — with limited warranty — in addition to my room rate and tax when I stayed at the Sleep Inn Beaver – Beckley hotel property in West Virginia.

The initial estimated total for the room when I reserved it was…

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Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From Motel 6 Washington State Class Action Settlement

You may be eligible for your share of $12 million from a class action settlement if you stayed at one of seven Motel 6 hotel properties in Washington state and had your private information shared with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States or Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States between Thursday, January 1, 2015 through Sunday, September 17, 2017…

…but you must…

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Is This Amenity Fee a New Low?

You have undoubtedly heard of mandatory resort fees, mandatory destination fees and mandatory facilities fees which an increasing number of hotel and resort properties have been charging guests — and these fees are often obscured from view until the potential customer starts the reservation booking process so that the advertised base rate of the room appears to be lower or more competitive with similar rooms priced by other lodging establishments…

…but what exactly is an amenity fee — and what is included with it once you pay for it?

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Is This a Good Way to Pay For Electronic Tolls?

“Toll roads should accept cash. At the very least, they should have an online system where you can pay within 24 hours of using the toll road or toll bridge. That would be good for people renting cars who otherwise have to pay insane fees.”

What you just read was…

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One of My Credit Cards Was Compromised. Again. ’Tis the Season…

For the third time in years, I am about to get a new account number for my Discover credit card because someone decided to steal my account number at some point and use it to attempt to spend $980.78 at a Home Depot which is located approximately 35 miles from where I am based.

Someone at…

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Reader Question: Why Do Fuel Prices End in 9/10 of a Cent in the United States?

“In America they wouldn’t need to change prices if the cent were eliminated because even now, prices can be charged that cannot possibly be paid, at least for gas. 1 gallon of gas always costs an amount that ends in 9/10 of a cent. Why? Either make it 9 cents or round it to to the next penny. Yes I know, it’s psychological trickery but since gas prices change all the time, I think that trickery is no longer effective.”

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Why Governments are Hypocritical in Forcing Businesses to Accept Cash

When was the last time you used cash to pay for anything?

With the advent of credit cards — as well as a plethora of electronic payment services and alternative currencies; and compounded with the gradual elimination of pennies and other smaller denominations of currency — cash is becoming less relevant every day; and businesses are embracing this brave new era of cashless payments…

…but some businesses no longer accept physical cash at all as a payment — and William K. Greenlee decided to do something about that, as he objected to that business practice.

The city of Philadelphia passed a law which…

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