Yearly Archive:: 2017

Feb 25 2017

Bowflex Treadclimber Had No Proof of Substantial Weight Loss

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has ruled Nautilus could not support its claim that one could lose substantial weight solely by using its product. the Treadclimber. Here’s the story.
Feb 24 2017

5 Ways to Spot Student Loan Scams

Scammers like to target people of all ages, and that includes young people in college. Here is what to watch out for in the case of student loan scams.
Feb 24 2017

Gillette to Drop Some Razor Prices

Acknowledging that maybe some of its razors and blades have gotten too pricey, Gillette just announced an up to 20% price cut for some razors starting in March. Here’s the story.Here’s the story
Feb 24 2017

Bacon Prices Dropping!

Get ready for some bacon bargains. Wholesale prices recently dropped to a three-year low. Here’s the story.
Feb 24 2017

“All Natural” Commands Higher Prices Says Study

Although the terms “natural” and “all natural” are not defined clearly by the FDA, consumers assume the terms mean higher quality and better nutrition, and thus are willing to pay more. Here is the study.Here is the
Feb 24 2017

Senior Loses $12K in Grandparents Scam

Phone scams continue to target senior citizens. A call comes in with a male pretending to be his or her grandson claiming he has gotten in trouble and needs money to get out of jail, get home,
Feb 23 2017

21 Restaurants Offering Free Food Right Now

In exchange for your email address, you can get at least one freebie food item — and sometimes more — at these restaurant chains. 
Feb 20 2017

Holding ‘hostage’ a dead senior’s money – legally

If you have a family member living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC, you could be in for a big surprise when your relative dies. So how in most states, the facility can hang onto
Feb 20 2017

Inheritance Letter is a Scam

We hate to break it to you, but you did not inherit millions of dollars from a new deceased citizen of Canada. Here’s a warning about this fake inheritance letter.
Feb 17 2017

Did Chicken Producers Conspire on Prices?

There are four big chicken producers in the United States, and a new lawsuit alleges that they conspired to prop up poultry prices for the past decade. Here’s the story.
Feb 17 2017

Boost Your Credit Score Fast With These 7 Moves

Get your sagging score into shape this spring by taking these steps.   
Feb 17 2017

Gay Couple Wins Against Reluctant Florist

When a Washington state florist refused to provide flowers for a gay couple’s wedding, they felt discriminated against. Now the state’s highest court agreed. Here’s the story.
Feb 16 2017

Consumer Pricing Rising Fast

U.S. consumer prices rose in January at the fastest pace in nearly four years, strengthening the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. Here’s the story. Here’s the story
Feb 15 2017

She Married 10 Men in Immigration Scam

A New York woman found herself in court facing charges that she was marrying immigrants, often one right after the other, for money in an apparent immigration scam. Here’s the story.
Feb 14 2017

Bar Soap Falling Out of Favor

More and more people are trading in their bars of soap for a liquid soap, according to new research. Here’s the story.