“Deception may give us what we want for the present, but it will always take it away in the end.”
“Hey, Dad, that looks like a great deal!’
- Switch to our phone and save 50% on your monthly service plan! Mumble, mumble, activation fee of $30/line, mumble, mumble, savings end May 31, mumble, mumble, other monthly charges apply, mumble, mumble.
- Credit card with 0% interest rate! Mumble, mumble, 20.99% after 15 months, mumble, mumble, rate jumps instantly with first missed payment, mumble, mumble.
- TV and Internet bundle for just $50/month! Mumble, mumble, $80 setup charge, mumble, mumble, standard rates apply beginning month 7, mumble, mumble.
- Prepaid card with no monthly fee! Mumble, mumble, purchase transaction fee $2, mumble, mumble, decline fee $1, mumble, mumble, ATM fee $2.50, mumble, mumble.
Can you spot a classic teaser offer with your teen today?
Pick it apart together. Read beyond the introductory tease. Sift through all the mumble jumble to determine whether the offer is really a good deal in the long run.
Make sure your kids know a good deal is more than just a good first impression.
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