Saturday, September 22

September 2018

Did You Know? Schools Can Share Your Children's Personal Information Without Your Consent
This article from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse describes what schools can share and how you can opt out.

Safer School Supplies: Shopping Guide
While many school supplies don't contain toxic or dangerous chemicals some do. This guide from U.S. PIRG can help you buy safe school supplies.

The Car Book's Snapshot Guide to Electric Vehicles
This guide from the Consumer Federation of America provides descriptions of the types of vehicles, charging, and key features of currently available vehicles.

A Reverse Mortgage Primer
This article from the National Consumer Law Center describes who should consider a reverse mortgage, how it works, whether it is a good idea, and more.

August 2018

99 Great Ways to Save Money on Everything
This article from AARP provides tips to save money around your home, travel, health care, shopping and much more.

5 Summer Scams to Avoid
This Consumer Reports article has tips to help you avoid these 5 scams no matter the time of the year.

Don't let "FREE" cost you
Free products or free trials could cost you money though these tips from the FTC can help you avoid losing money.

Veterans' Charities That Misled Donors and Tips to Give Wisely Instead
Giving to a charity helping veterans? Ensure your donation is used properly by checking out these tips from the Better Business Bureau.

July 2018

Airline Fees Make It Tough to Compare Deals on Flights
Shopping for airline tickets? Don't forget to comparison shop the fees too. This article from Consumer Reports can help.

Better Business Bureau Releases Study on Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scams
While these scams tend to target senior adults, everyone should follow these tips to avoid them.

Donating Through an Online Giving Portal
Online giving portals allow you to choose from a list of charities. Before giving, check out the portal using these tips from the FTC.

A Guide to Parental Controls For Kids' Tech Use
This article from NPR provides some tips about the types of parental controls available on various devices.

June 2018

Too Many Facebook Friends? Use These Tips to Manage Your Network
Reduce your privacy risks by following these tips from Consumer Reports.

Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip
These summer driving tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can help you have a safer road trip.

Shimming Is the New Skimming
This article from the Better Business Bureau describes shimming and provides tips to help you avoid it.

America's Byways and National Traffic & Road Closure Information
Planning a road trip soon? These sites from the Federal Highway Administration can help you with your planning and during your trip.

May 2018

How to Recycle Old Electronics
If you have old laptops, phones, or other electronics, this article from Consumer Reports provides 3 ways to get rid of them.

4 Ways to Opt Out of Junk Mail
This article from Clark Howard describes 4 ways to reduce the amount of preapproved credit card offers, catalogs and other direct mailings.

Facebook Updates Community Standards, Expands Appeals Process
This article from NPR describes the changes Facebook is making to its content review policy.

When It's Safe to Shred Your Tax Records
This article from Kiplinger.com explains how long you should keep various tax records.