Yearly Archive:: 2017

Nov 24 2017

What to Disclose When Selling Your Home

Not all states require that you disclose these things when you sell your home, but it is nonetheless a good idea. Here’s the story.
Nov 23 2017

Avoid These 4 Holiday Shopping Scams

When the turkey is done, holiday shoppers will head out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Make sure you don’t get scammed along the way.
Nov 21 2017

Harvard Educated Lawyer Gets Scammed

What would you do with $30 million? It could make your head spin just thinking about the possibilities. That is exactly what some scammers are counting on. Postal inspectors learned that the crooks worked hard to get
Nov 20 2017

$200 Rebate Missing for 9 Months

After buying new appliances, a customer was promised a rebate. He completed the forms and the rebate was approved, but his money never arrived. See what it took to get the customer his money.
Nov 20 2017

Smart Companies Have a Recipe for Handling Complaints

How companies handle consumer complaints can be key to whether they retain customers or lose them. Here’s how some big companies teach their employees to handle complaints.
Nov 18 2017

Flaw Found in Amazon Home Delivery/Entry System

Amazon is selling a digital lock and security camera system to allow their delivery person the ability to enter your home and leave packages inside. However, a security company just discovered a flaw in their system.
Nov 17 2017

32 Retailers With Free Shipping — No Matter How Little You Spend

There are no strings attached to these companies‘ year-round free-shipping policies — including no minimum order requirement. 
Nov 17 2017

15 Stores With the Best Return Policies

When in search of the best gifts, don’t forget to plan for those that might not work out. Here’s the story.
Nov 17 2017

Beware Fake Amazon “Confirm Your Acct” Email

Don’t fall for it. Nothing is wrong with your Amazon account, so don’t click any links in an email that tells you otherwise. Here’s the story.
Nov 17 2017

It Costs $1-mil Just to View Condos Here

How do you keep non-serious potential buyers away from open houses? In Hong Kong, this complex charges $1-million just to look at their condos. Here’s the story.
Nov 15 2017

Consumers Losing a Champion at CFPB

Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced he is stepping down at the end of the month. Consumers Union offers its appraisal of his work.
Nov 14 2017

4 Black Friday Tricks of the Trade

Black Friday is the biggest sale day of the year, but expect some retailers to play games with fine print and price comparisons. Here’s what some do.
Nov 10 2017

7 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores sometimes take years to improve… but there are some things you can do now to get on the right path. Here’s how.
Nov 9 2017

10 Tips to Get the Best Deals From Outlet Shopping

Here’s how to avoid low-quality goods, and get even bigger discounts than advertised.
Nov 9 2017

6 Overlooked Ways to Save Money in November

This month provides us with some unique ways to save, especially on big-budget purchases that you’ve been planning all year. Here’s the story.