BREAKING NEWS!!! (Unfortunately, it isn't good either)
CitiFinancial, the consumer finance division of Citigroup Inc., said today it has begun notifying some 3.9 million U.S. customers that computer tapes containing information about their accounts -- including Social Security numbers and payment histories -- have been lost. Citigroup, which is based in New York, said the tapes were lost by the courier UPS Inc. in transit to a credit bureau. Jeez Louise! If you have an account with CitiFinancial you'll want to find out what you need to do about your account. Yikes.
Father's Day and graduations are just around the corner. Here are a few thrifty shopping ideas for gifts:
LLBean has free shipping until the end of July, which comes in hand for their giant summer sale of 20-60% off!
For Tupperware deals check out http://my.tupperware.com/fishingfordeals
FranklinCovey is having their biggest sale of the year as well, where you
can save over 50% at http://shopping.franklincovey.com You can even get
free shipping if you spend $99 or more.
If you are going to buy items on-line I wanted you to know about sales tax.
Who can charge you sales tax and who can't when you're in cyberspace? State laws exist and vary from state to state.
A merchant must charge sales taxes to customers if they have established offices in your state. For example if the merchant has an office in California and you reside in California then you must be charged the cyber shopping sales tax. For the most part you will have to wait and see if the state sales tax appears in your total order. But you should be aware of this especially if you are making a purchase on a big ticket item!
Well, that's it for today. Have a great one! ;)