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Verizon's 'Pick Your Own Cable TV Channels' Is Just Another Bait & Switch -- Read the Fine Print

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This plan's advertised price cost is $10.00 and yet the actual costs to the customer are $32.00, hiding a whopping 220% above this advertised price. Is this 'fair and reasonable'? Is this deceptive advertising? Where are the savings for buying this 'slim package'?

The Sneaky Hotel Fee You Should Always Check For

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Extra fees at hotels have become a big money maker. Check the terms and conditions of your potential reservation before you unwittingly agree to pay for something you may not want.

Legal Challenges to a Contract's 'Fine Print'

Brad Reid | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Contractual "fine print," frequently called boilerplate, involves so-called standardized provisions that may surprise a party to the contract or are considered to unfairly favor a party. Based upon the specific facts, one or more of the following legal challenges to fine print may be successful.

17 Phrases Companies Use To Rip You Off

David Cay Johnston | Posted 11.25.2012 | Books
David Cay Johnston

Buried in the fine print are words that force you to waive Constitutional rights, expose you to damages and can cost you not just a lot of money, but a lot of grief, too.

Robin Hood Or Con Artist?

ProPublica | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business

By Jake Bernstein ProPublica Joseph Caramadre has spent a lifetime scouring the fine print. He's hardwired to seek the angle, an overlooked cla...

Fine Print Gets A Makeover

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Money

By Mitch Lipka June 18 (Reuters) - Comparison shopping for a bank or credit union checking account often ends up turni...

Dumb Advice: "Read the Fine Print"

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Unless the reader is a law professor, or has nothing else to do for the rest of his or her life, the fine print will always outwit the reader. In fact, it is supposed to.

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.