Here are a few articles I’ve spotted recently.
Are you superstitious? Superstitions can extend into your finances; the belief that the stock market’s performance on January 1 signals the performance for the entire year can be classified as a superstition. Frugal Zeitgeist offers a compilations of several superstitions and their origins.
I’m a customer of Amazon.com’s Prime service. It provides free two-day shipping on all items, not just those priced at $25 and above. A myth is circulating that Amazon Prime members are shown higher priced items by default, resulting in these customers spending more money than those without Amazon Prime. Money Beagle debunks the Amazon Prime myth.
Get Rich Slowly offers advice on fending off financial trolls. It seems like there are always some people who insist on attempting to sabotage your ideas, your reputation, or your finances. I like the way J.D. presented the idea that we have internal trolls, as well. Sometimes we must battle ourselves.
Krantcents explains how access to information and entertainment is ubiquitous.
My choices for the best credit cards in 2012 and thoughts on industry trends for the year was included in the latest Carnival of Personal Finance at Wealth Pilgrim. If you’re a blogger interested in hosting the Carnival, find out more here.
With the results of a customer satisfaction survey, Insure.com has developed a tool that lets you browse insurance companies to determine how they compare with each other from the customers’ perspective. The companies are rated on a five-star scale among several different criteria, including claims processing, customer service, and value. The tools covers auto, home, life and health insurance.
Updated June 20, 2014 and originally published January 14, 2012. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.