Tebow’s Focus

At about 6:43 p.m. ET, one simple ad changed the Super Bowl forever. It’s now an accepted truism that the Super Bowl is as much about the advertising as the on-field action; of the estimated 100 million people who will view this year’s game, a significant number can’t identify anyone outside of Peyton Manning. But […]

Car Dealer Scams

Of the top 10 industries that received the most consumer complaints last year, three were auto related. New-car dealers, used-car dealers and auto service and repair shops registered almost 54,000 complaints in North America, according to the Better Business Bureau. They were the No. 4, 7 and 10th-most complaint-ridden industries of 2009. It’s enough to […]

How to Shave Costs on Razors

For years, I’ve felt like a sap whenever I bought razors. It killed me to spend $2.50 to $3 a blade for my Gillette Mach 3. Yet the few times when I used cheap disposable razors, it was like shaving with a file. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I bought a serviceable store-brand razor […]

Which Ones Earn the Most?

Have you ever wondered if Stanford grads really do make the big bucks, or if a “party school” degree can still land you a high-paying job? Online salary database PayScale.com put together a 2009 College Salary Report that highlights which college graduates make the highest and lowest salaries right out of college and how that […]

How to Save on Big-Ticket Items

To Elisabeth Leamy, Good Morning America’s consumer correspondent, pinching pennies by skipping coffee or bringing lunch to work is barely worth the trouble. (She says she ends up eating her bagged meal by 11 a.m. and buying a second one in the midafternoon, anyway.) Plus, she likes supporting the local coffeehouse with her green tea […]

In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt

One fast–growing American industry has become a conspicuous beneficiary of the recession: for–profit colleges and trade schools. At institutions that train students for careers in areas like health care, computers and food service, enrollments are soaring as people anxious about weak job prospects borrow aggressively to pay tuition that can exceed $30,000 a year. But […]

Smart Year-End Tax Moves

Smart Year-End Tax Moves Time to Review Your Taxes — Before It’s Too Late Year-end tax planning always makes sense, but this year it’s especially vital. Convulsions in the markets and the economy have shifted the ground beneath many taxpayers, and next year may bring major tax changes as lawmakers confront the record deficit. Bottom […]

Chelsea’s Wedding Town Caters to Clinton-Mania

The locals in the town where Chelsea Clinton is set to tie the knot today are so fired up about the attention … they’re literally renaming their food in honor of the former first family. TMZ has learned The Rhinecliff — a fancy restaurant in Rhinebeck, NY  — has rechristened their menu in honor of […]

Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actresses

Life can be hard for actresses in Hollywood. Good roles are few and far between, and their paychecks are usually smaller than those of their male co-stars. It seems that no number of female-centric hits (like “Mamma Mia” and “Sex and the City”) can convince studios to treat the ladies better. And if you’re a […]

You Can Save the Smart Way

The annual “America Saves Week,” an event organized by more than a hundred organizations to encourage consumers to sock money away, wrapped up at the end of February. It’s not having a huge effect, at least according to the latest numbers — the January personal savings rate fell to 3.3 percent from 4.2 percent in […]