Don Oldenburg

Chump change?

Trifling fees crop up just about everywhere these days. From banks charging a couple bucks for what once were standard services to hotel...

The rebate wait

When college student John Coleman bought a $100 Cingular wireless phone in early October, the $50 rebate offer was the deal-maker. After 14 weeks and...

Get it in writing

On a business trip three years ago, Mike Shannon was bending down in the Miami airport security line to get out his laptop when a...

Laugh yourself skinny

Weight loss is hardly a laughing matter here in the Obese Nation, where two-thirds of adults are overweight or worse. But the newest "aha...

Tips for holding and unloading

With last week's tax filing deadline past — and that box of canceled checks, pay stubs and other records probably still cluttering...