How to Get Your Money Back: Plastc Goes Bankrupt
By on April 21, 2017

There’s a whole lot of upset people today who woke up to an e-mail announcing that Plastc has shut down. The company had aimed to create an all-in-one payment card that would let you store multiple credit and debit cards on one Plastic card, so you could slim down your wallet. The promises were huge. […]

Burger King Wants to Move to Canada, Dodge U.S. Taxes
By on August 25, 2014

(Image courtesy of Creative Tools on Flickr) Update at the bottom. Burger King added its name to the list of American companies potentially looking to move out of the country in order to dodge its tax bill. The strategy is called a “tax inversion,” in which a company moves its legal base (a domicile) to […]

How to (Fully) Legalize Uber in California
By on August 5, 2014

(Courtesy of bootleggersson on Flickr) Part of my goal with 2 Minute Finance is not only to provide personal finance education, but to also stoke a new passion for consumer advocacy in my friends. It’s easy to complain about what companies or the government are doing to consumers. But it’s not so easy to get […]

9 Easy Ways to Keep Track of Your Money
By on August 4, 2014

(Courtesy of teegardin on Flickr) Trying to find an easy and efficient way to track your money can be a pain in the rear. Most recently, I had to move bill tracking services from Manilla because they were going out of business. But monthly bills represents only one aspect of your personal finances. Just the […]

Take Charge of Your Money: An Interview With Mint
By on July 25, 2014

You shouldn’t trust others to manage your money for you, you should learn personal financial management skills, and financial advice on cable television networks shouldn’t be headed by everyone. I was recently interviewed by Mint, the web-based Personal Financial Management service. We touched on a number of topics, but most importantly, I give some insights […]

A New Secure Payment Card That Could Still Put Your Money at Risk
By on June 17, 2014

(Courtesy of Mastercard on Flickr) There’s a new type of debit and credit card that will take the country by storm next year. The hope is to secure our card’s data from thieves. But the way that card issuers are rolling out the technology right now will leave us vulnerable to scammers for the foreseeable […]

Are Entry-Level Luxury Cars a Good Buy?
By on April 7, 2014

Image Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Entry-level luxury cars promise to get you into a premium brand car at a not-so-premium price, or do they? We explores this question in our newest BuzzFeed post about the red hot 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250. The answer, might surprise you.

JetBlue GoPack, A Good Deal?
By on March 5, 2014

(Courtesy Wikimedia) JetBlue Airways rolled out their commuter flight voucher packs last week. But what are they, is it a good deal, and should you buy one? What is a GoPack? These 6 or 10 voucher packs allow travelers to prepay airfare at a predetermined price, between specific cities for a set number of flights. […] Where Deals Could Be Falsely Advertised
By on February 21, 2014

Not the actual set of furniture at the center of this lawsuit (Courtesy: When is a good deal a great deal at  Apparently, whenever the company wants it to be.  A judge in in Alameda County, California ruled yesterday that Overstock posted misleading “compared at” prices alongside the item’s actual sales price.  In […]

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