This is how to easily lose your money to a crowdfunding fail

There’s a fine line between a crowdfunding fail and a crowdfunding scam. The CoolPeds iBike crowdfunding campaign seems to have ridden fairly close to that line. And although the experienced investors on the ABC hit show “Shark Tank” declined to support Chan’s inventions, several of our readers without that level of business expertise say they got burned. Read more “This is how to easily lose your money to a crowdfunding fail”

Can a host keep your security deposit — no questions asked?

Can a vacation rental owner just keep your security deposit — no questions asked? I recently discovered the answer from one unreasonable VRBO host is, “Yes, I can.”

I have news for her: No, she can’t. Read more “Can a host keep your security deposit — no questions asked?”

His missed vacation is not an Expedia mistake

Ilya Kovalenko believes that an Expedia mistake caused Turkish Airlines to deny him boarding on his recent international flight. And now he wants a full refund from Expedia and an apology. Unfortunately, the responsibility for Kovalenko’s missed vacation might lie a little closer to home. Read more “His missed vacation is not an Expedia mistake”

My Frigidaire is on fire! Why won’t they clean up this mess?

When Cristal Flores’ refrigerator catches fire, she contacts the company to help her clean up the mess. When it won’t help her, she contacts me. Read more “My Frigidaire is on fire! Why won’t they clean up this mess?”

How did she make two accidental Airbnb bookings?

No one needs more than one Airbnb rental in Paris at a time. So why did Virginia Wong recently end up with not one, but two accidental Airbnb bookings in the City of Lights? Read more “How did she make two accidental Airbnb bookings?”