Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 25-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 21-year-old daughter who is a junior in college.
Q: Dad, the phone service is offering a good deal on a tablet? Should I get it?
A: If it sounds too good to be true Some businesses are pretty good at making things sound great, when they're not so much. You need to ask about monthly fees, long-term contract requirements and other possible add-ons to the cost. The company also can charge a restocking fee should you return it. That can be substantial.