Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 25, 2019 Plenty of people would jump at the chance to speed up getting some of their tax refund cash, especially in light of the government shutdown, job cuts and other financial headaches. But Tiffany Vernier's story should make some who are desperate to pay their bills think twice about handing over a few hundred dollars to get their taxes done in the hopes of snagging a tax refund advance of up to $3,000. We're bombarded with TV ads, window signs and other pitches for a loan product that some consumers might not even consider a real loan. Isn't this tax advance just a way to get some of your own refund money a few weeks early? Not exactly. And while tax refund advance loans may be popular and work OK for some people, they're not always a fast-cash guarantee — especially if you have a bad credit score. "A lot of people are going for this refund advance because you can't get a … [Read more...] about Tax refund advance loans not always fast-cash guarantee
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Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. Last summer, I enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Singapore and the Indonesian islands of Java & Bali. You can read my reviews here: Review: Singapore Airlines A380 new First Class suite London to Singapore Review: Marina Bay Sands Hotel (Singapore) Review: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay Review: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Review: Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud (Bali) Review: Amanjiwo, Borobudur (Java) Review: Amandari, Ubud (Bali) Review: Amankila (Bali) Review: Banyan Tree Ungasan, Uluwatu (Bali) Review: Bulgari Bali Resort (Bali) Review: Anantara Uluwatu (Bali) Review: Singapore Airlines B787 Dreamliner Business Class Bali to Singapore Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class Singapore to London Today (January 16, 2019): Review of Singapore Airlines’ A380 (old) Business Class from … [Read more...] about Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class from Singapore to London
When JetBlue Airways entered the Twin Cities market last May with one-way fares to Boston’s Logan International as low as $62, it led to something of a Boston fare massacre. Spirit, Sun Country and even Delta airlines jumped in, offering their own sub-$100 seats. The competition was good for budget travelers — including me. I enjoy flying. Just give me a window seat, and I’m easy to please. But I am also cheap, think the destination is more important than the flight and refuse to be loyal to any one airline. I believe air travel should be accessible to everyone. So I leapt at the chance to sample the low airfares last summer. In this discount dogfight, I first flew to Boston on Spirit, the cut-rate pioneer, for a rock-bottom $51.20. I came home on Minnesota-based Sun Country for a respectable $62.20. A month later, I flew to Boston on JetBlue, again for $62.20. Why airline prices fluctuate and how to make it work to your advantage Airfares are constantly … [Read more...] about Does cheap airfare fly?
Updated 11:44 am CST, Monday, December 17, 2018 St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga campus. For more than three decades, Cardinal Bea House at Gonzaga served as a retirement repository for at least 20 Jesuit priests accused of sexual misconduct, an investigation by the Northwest News Network and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. less St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga campus. For more than three decades, Cardinal Bea House at Gonzaga served as a retirement repository for at least 20 Jesuit priests accused of sexual misconduct, an ... more Photo: Gregobagel/Getty Images/iStockphoto Photo: Gregobagel/Getty Images/iStockphoto Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga campus. For more than three decades, … [Read more...] about Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga’s campus
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?