Extended Warranties – Just Say No?

By |December 13th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

This weekend Tag and I went Christmas shopping for her dad. He is a science teacher by day and is basically the neighborhood handy-man on nights and weekends. He is always finding odd jobs and doing work for friends and family. Tag bought him a power tool for his Christmas present, and when we purchased the item at check-out she

Gateway Customer Service Fisacatastrophe!

By |November 30th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Come along with me as I recount my terrifying story of trying to get a problem fixed on six-month old Gateway computer under warranty. On May 20, 2010, I purchased a new Gateway DX4831-01e from Best Buy because I needed a computer that was powerful enough to edit videos, and the 3 year old Sony Laptop wasn't cutting it. It