Quick iPhone tip If you need to charge up your iPhone while away from your computer and lacking a direct outlet plug, before plugging into another person’s computer make sure to do this: open iTunes on the computer, go to Preferences -> Devices and enable the checkbox for “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.” Why? so that things like your voice memos don’t get transferred to their computer!
If you have a debit (aka “ATM”) card associated with your checking account chances are that it sports a MasterCard or Visa logo. You may use it to pay for purchases as if it is a credit card when the merchant does not use a debit keypad for entering your PIN to authenticate the transaction. You may also use it for most other transactions that require a credit card online.
This is very convenient, especially if you only want to spend real money in your checking account rather than accumulate debt on a credit card. But there’s a very good reason NOT to use your debit card as a credit card.
Don’t make this mistake when shopping:
In other words, a percentage discount on an already-discounted item is not additive. Another example:
– A leather coat’s original retail price is $400
– The store has marked it as being 25% off: 25% of $400 = $100, so the price is now $300
– The store gives you a coupon/code good for 25% off one purchase
– Do you now get 50% off the coat’s original $400 price? No! Unless the offer specifically states the % off is off of the original price, it is calculated on the current purchasing price.
– So NOT 50% of $400 = $200
- 25% of $400 = $100, so current price = $300
- 25% of $300 = $75, so your price with coupon = $225