Clark Howard's "Hot Deal O' The Week!"
Metro PCS has two deals today. #1 -- $25 a month unlimited calling and texting (no contract) BUT, you have to go to one of their stores to sign up this week to get it. #2 -- For $55 a month, they will provide you unlimited everything, (calling, texting and data), no throttling, no overages, no contract.
iPhone4 users, if you're waiting to get the new version of the iPhone and want to sell your old one, sell your phones on Gazelle now to lock in the price and you don't have to give your phone up until October!
Topics we hit with Clark today:
Don't buy it...RENT it, even a casket! The average American funeral can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000, with the average casket ringing in at $2,000 (although some models can reach up $10,000 or more). Recently, funeral homes have been giving families the opportunity to rent caskets for a much smaller price — over $1,000 less in some cases. Renting a casket is as simple as asking the funeral director about your options. When you choose to rent a casket, a simple interior container that looks like a wooden box will actually hold the body; at no point will the body actually come into contact with the rental casket. This box is cushioned inside the larger, more expensive casket. After the ceremony, this inner shell can be easily slid or lifted out of the outer casket. Read more at MNSBC.com
Clark says check out LosAngelesFuneral.org for the best deals
Frustrated bank customers, you have more power than you think! According to a new report from Ernst & Young, which surveyed almost 30,000 banking customers throughout the world and found—not surprisingly—a lot of unhappy customers. Those customers were twice as likely to switch banks as they were last year and fewer than half said their current bank adapts products and services to meet their needs. That attitude puts banks on the defensive, as they try to retain customers who can switch banks with just a few clicks. Because it’s so easy to compare bank rates and products now, it’s also easier than ever for customers to say “goodbye” when their current bank isn’t giving them what they want. As a result, banks are being forced to woo customers with extra perks, such as loyalty rewards and customized packages of various products and services. More at U.S. News & World Report