Wednesday, April 14

ohhh Free Food on Tax Day!!

If you're like me, you did your taxes in February because you find filing taxes fun and exciting. Why wouldn't I want to get my tax rebate as soon as possible?

If you're not like me, you're filing tonight or tomorrow. My husband and I used tax act deluxe. We paid a $17 filing fee to use their program and the deluxe edition helped us ensure we weren't forgetting about any potential deductions.

Anyway regardless of when you filed or will file, you can celebrate tax day with free food tomorrow at participating locations! Here is a somewhat comprehensive list of free things.

It does not list, however, DC specific actions such as Dairy Queen handing out ice cream during lunch in front of the IRS.

Tuesday, April 6

$30 a bag for carry on?

Spirit Airlines announced today that it would begin charging $30 in advance and $45 at the gate for any carry on luggage that does not fit under the seat in front of you. This fee is actually higher than Spirit's fee to check luggage ($25/bag).

I have a feeling that passengers will protest by avoiding Spirit Airlines and as a result other airlines will not follow suit. I'm not sure why Spirit thought this would be a better idea than simply raising ticket prices by the same amount. Carrying luggage on the plane for free feels like an entitlement to most passengers and I think this new policy crosses the line. Read more here.