Sunday, April 23

April 2017

Surprise! You're Not Getting a $250 Walmart Gift Card From That Facebook Link
Are you tempted by offers of free money then read this article from Consumerist.

Best Music Streaming Services
There are many options for streaming music. This article from Consumer Reports can help you decide which is the best service for you.

FTC Releases Annual Summary of Consumer Complaints
Check out the 2016 list of top consumer complaints. Topping the list are debt collection complaints, imposter scams and ID theft.

Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card!
Do you prefer to use your debit card instead of a credit card? Here's why you shouldn't.

March 2017

Beware of Google Chrome scam that will infect your device with malware
Check out these tips to avoid this and similar scams.

Guide to Streaming Video Services
Don't know which streaming video services will best meet your needs? This chart from Consumer Reports may help.

Groceries can take up a large portion of your budget. Here are some tips that can help you save when shopping for groceries. Check out 15 Ways to Save on Groceries Without Clipping Coupons and 12 Biggest Shopping Mistakes at the Supermarket.

February 2017

Privacy Tips for Tax Filing Season
Before you file your taxes, review these tips to protect your privacy.

5 Things We've Learned About How Companies Track You Online and Off
Check out these 5 things Consumerist learned from the FTC report on Cross-Device tracking.

You Don't Care About Your Friends' Data, And 4 Other Things We Learned From Privacy Experts
Check out this summary of information that was presented at PrivacyCon in January 2017.

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud
Here are some practical tips from the FTC, to help you avoid fraud and scams.

December 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide
This guide from Consumer Reports has deals, product reviews, and tips on shopping.

Shopping and Your Privacy
Check out these tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse to help you protect your privacy.

8 Things Not to Keep In Your Wallet This Holiday Season
These tips can help you protect yourself from ID Theft.

National Traffic and Road Closure Information
Before you head out on the road, use the links on this page from the Federal Highway Administration to check out your route.

November 2016

Kids turning 16? Check their credit report.
This article from the FTC explains why you need to check their report and how to do it.

$14.7 Billion Volkswagon Diesel Settlement Wins Final Approval
This article from Consumer Reports explains the settlement and the choices affected consumers have.

How Much Energy Can You REALLY Save with Energy Efficient Improvements?
This article from energy.gov provides a list of specific actions and tips that can help you save energy and money year-round.

Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card!
This article from Clark Howard looks at the differences between debit and credit cards when it comes to fraud protections and why you shouldn't use your debit card for certain purchases.