Oct 10 2017

Dog DNA Tests Put to the Test

Curious about the real breed of your dog? DNA tests are available now. But do they work? Here’s the story. (Beware autoplay video)

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Oct 6 2017

9 Tips to Ensure You’ll Have Enough to Retire

Planning for retirement savings to last until you are 80, 90 or 100 is a daunting job. But these basic rules will help you figure it out.

 

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Oct 6 2017

Why Freezing Your Credit Won’t Fully Protect You After the Equifax Breach

Financial protection measures aren’t enough to prevent all forms of identity theft in the wake of Equifax’s hacking. Here’s what else you can do.

 

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Oct 6 2017

Netflix Raising Prices

Netflix has again raised the monthly price of its most popular streaming plan in the U.S., with the two-stream HD tier now $10.99 per month for new subscribers — while existing customers will be moved to the new rate over the next several months. That’s up $1 per month from the previous $9.99 monthly fee. Here’s more.

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Oct 5 2017

Be Suspicious When You Receive Unsolicited Checks

Con artists use phony checks to steal money from consumers in many kinds of scams, so when a military charity received two unexpected checks made out for unusual amounts, the charity’s treasurer was suspicious. See why check scams are so prevalent, and what you can do to see if checks you receive are the real thing.

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Oct 5 2017

Beware Amazon Shipping Scam

There’s a new scam affecting Amazon customers whereby products you order from third party sellers are sent to someone else in your city, creating a delivery record at Amazon. Here’s more.

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Oct 3 2017

Virtual Reality Coming to Toys “R” Us

With hopes it will get the company out of bankruptcy, Toys “R” Us is aiming to transform the retail shopping experience by setting up a dozen virtual reality experiences around the store.

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Oct 2 2017

Should United Honor Refund Promise Made After Hurricane Hit Puerto Rico?

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island was wrecked and anyone planning to vacation there had to make changes to their itineraries. One couple was told by United Airlines they’d get a refund for their tickets, then they were told that was a mistake. Should United honor the promise?

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Oct 2 2017

FDA Sent Fewer Warning Letters to Companies Since January

Is the FDA doing all it can to protect consumers from dangerous products? Some say no as indicated by a significant drop in warning letters sent to companies thought to be violating FDA requirements. Here’s the story.

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Sep 29 2017

Doing These 3 Things? You’re Overpaying on the Phone Bill

A few easy changes can help you slash your monthly cellphone bill. To save, avoid these three mistakes

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Sep 29 2017

The 10 Most Counterfeited Products — and How to Spot Them

These ‘bargains’ disappoint customers, may cause harm and tend to fuel organized crime. Here’s the story

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Sep 29 2017

23 Upgrades Under $50 to Make Your House Look Awesome

You don’t need much cash to spruce up your property and upgrade your quality of life. Here’s the story

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Sep 29 2017

Does Apple Deliberately Slow Older iPhones to Increase Sales of New Ones?

Many consumers suspect that that something fishy is going on when new iPhones are released. Their older version seem to run slower. Is this deliberate sabotage to encourage new phone sales? Here’s the answer.

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Sep 29 2017

IKEA Buys Task Rabbit

To help shoppers put together their assemble-it-yourself furniture, IKEA just purchased the company often called upon to put their furniture together for customers. Here’s the story.

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Sep 28 2017

Who Gets Your Digital Stuff When You Die?

We plan for our property, our investments and our family heirlooms. But have you planned for your e-books and music downloads? Here’s what to consider before it’s too late.

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