Buying a PC? Here’s what you need to know now

If you’re in the market for a new computer, there are things you need to know. Things your PC manufacturer or retailer won’t necessarily share with you.

And with the frenzied days of buying just ahead, now is the time to inform yourself. Otherwise you could end up overpaying — I mean really overpaying — for your next laptop or desktop. Read more “Buying a PC? Here’s what you need to know now”

Leave this at home when you go shopping (or you’ll regret it)

What should you leave at home when you go shopping this summer? Jennifer Boaro prefers this strategy: Put your credit cards into a cup of water. Then store it in the freezer. Read more “Leave this at home when you go shopping (or you’ll regret it)”

Strong-armed into buying insurance for my rental car — it’s happening again!

It happened again: those pesky car rental companies with their bogus insurance requirements, forcing customers to buy unwanted coverage. Read more “Strong-armed into buying insurance for my rental car — it’s happening again!”

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