Aug 18 2012

Lessons from a Woman Mechanic

How Not to Get Ripped Off on Car Repairs: Lesson from a Woman Mechanic. Shine from YAHOO! 

 

Nowadays, people barely read their automobile manual, let alone tinker with their engine. Audra Fordin, the owner of Great Bear Auto and Body Shop in Queens, NY, tells Shine that you can save hundreds of dollars a year by tackling basic repairs yourself. "There are a ton of things you can fix--from wipers, to fuses, to headlights--with ten dollars and a screw driver instead of a trip to the garage."

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Aug 17 2012

Sunscreen Labels

Rossen Report: Are sunscreen labels misleading you? TODAY

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Aug 17 2012

Tipping Via Credit Card, Why you shouldn't.

Why you shouldn't tip restaurant servers on your credit card. USA TODAY


When you charge a meal on a credit card, if you want the servers to be assured of their fair share, you should leave the tip in cash, more than one server has told me.
1) "Server can take that money home at night. When tips are distributed by check (often later) it's never, ever accurate. Not malicious intent usually, just lazy bookkeeping.
2) "Some owners outright steal tips," Steve says.
3) "Owners have forced waiters to give the kitchen a cut of the tips. Illegal. Instead of paying their hardest-working (kitchen) employees more, quite a few owners will steal it from the waiter. This is an old story."
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