These goods and services are overpriced and underwhelming.
Households are a lot thriftier than they used to be. Many families are cutting expenses that once seemed hardly worth quibbling over. They're avoiding ATM fees, nixing "extravagances" such as delivery charges and declining to pay extra for more convenient parking at sporting arenas and other events. MSN Money readers have sounded off on message boards about the things they now go out of their way to avoid paying for. Click through the slideshow to see what some of the worst are.
* Video: Cost-effective home improvement tips
March 11 (Bloomberg) -- Red Apple Group Chairman, President and CEO John Catsimatidis discusses U.S. politics on Bloomberg Television's “In The Loop.” ... More March 11 (Bloomberg) -- Red Apple Group Chairman, President and CEO John Catsimatidis discusses U.S. politics on Bloomberg Television's “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Date 5 mins ago, Duration 5:56, Views 0
Video by: Bloomberg
Date 38 mins ago 4:38
Tooltip Information:Separatist revival a buying opportunity for Quebec Bonds: GMP [03-11-14 7:45 AM]Video by:Description: Joey Mack, Director, Fixed Income, GMP Securities joins BNN to discuss why he thinks it's a good opportunity to buy Quebec bonds.Rating: 4Views: 2
Date 14 hrs ago 9:38
Tooltip Information:Why Norway Is So Rich [03-10-14 5:30 PM]Video by:Description: Norway's sovereign oil fund has an incredible US$800 billion plus in assets. The OECD says Norway was able to avoid the worst of the financial crisis because of prudent use of its oil revenues and strong management of its economy. But Norway faces big challenges in maintaining growth and prosperity.Rating: 4Views: 1494
Date 41 mins ago 6:35
Tooltip Information:Corby: Korea A Potential Whisky Market; U.S. Faring Strong [03-11-14 7:30 AM]Video by:Description: Patrick O'Driscoll, President & CEO, Corby Spirit & Wine looks at how it's faring in its U.S. expansion.Rating: 4Views: 0
Date 14 hrs ago 6:15
Tooltip Information:For Dog Lovers [03-10-14 3:35 PM]Video by:Description: The Whistle Activity Monitor is a wireless device you can attach to your dog and gadge his or her activity and even health. The company has $6 million in funding and a staff of 20. BNN speaks with Whistle Co-Founder, Ben Jacobs. He started the company just two years ago at the young age of 24.Rating: 4Views: 157
Have your say
Is now a good time to buy a house?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- Yes, prices will continue to rise.
- No, Canada is facing a housing bubble and prices will eventually fall.
- I don't know.