Good reading for March 8th through March 15th:
- Getting Out of a 2-Year Cellphone Contract Alive – New York Times – There’s some good advice here, but I don’t recommend cellswapper — they’ve been spamming some of the sites I frequent for weeks now, and I don’t give business to people like that. The Consumerist and GetHuman sections are particularly good.
- Electric Orange Account Information Page – ING Direct’s checking accounts are now available to everyone.
- Paperless checking: new to online banking – Bankrate’s interesting review of ING Direct’s new online checking account. This is definitely worth watching.
- Some banks cancel complex card billing – Yahoo! News – The credit card industry is facing questions from Congress in the U.S. Here’s an article about some of the short-term effects. I wonder what the long-term will look like — is this a real change or just a tactic to fend off building criticism?
- Best Airlines For Actually Booking And Using Reward Points – Consumerist – This is a helpful review of which airlines’ frequent flier programs actually create usable flight bonuses for you. Bummer that Southwest and JetBlue aren’t included.