Friday, August 18

August 2017

Avoid international travel document scams
These tips from the FTC will help you avoid copycat sites when looking for information about international travel, visas and passports.

How to Keep a Roomba Vacuum Cleaner From Collecting Data About Your Home
If you have a Wi-Fi-connected Roomba, you should read this article from Consumer Reports.

Online Tools Help You Save Energy and Money
Looking to save money and energy at home and one the road? These tools and calculators from Energy.gov can help.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Airline Rights When Flying?
How well do you know your rights when flying? Find out by taking this quiz from Kiplinger.com

July 2017

What's Your "Social"?
When should you provide your social security number? When should you refuse? This article from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse can help you answer these questions.

Avoid Skimmers at the Pump
Skimmers are getting smaller and harder to find. Here are some tips from the FTC to help you skimmers at the gas pump.

What You Don't Know About Homeowners Insurance Could Cost You
Check out these tips from Consumer Reports to make sure you are getting the best protection at the right price.

12 Dangerous Area Codes You Never Want to Dial
Dialing the area codes listed in this article from clark.com can be costly.

June 2017

69 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free
Check out this list of quality goods and services from Kiplinger.com

How fast will identity thieves use stolen info?
To answer this question, the FTC reports on research they did to find out.

Privacy 101
Check out these tips to protect your privacy from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips
Check out these free or inexpensive tips to help you save energy and money.

May 2017

Got Flights? Know Your Rights.
This guide from the U.S. Department of Transportation covers the rules about denied boarding compensation, tarmac delays, ticket refunds and much more.

Data Brokers and People Search Sites
This tutorial from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse describes how data brokers obtain information, what information they collect, who uses it and how you can remove your information.

Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz
Take this quiz and see how your knowledge compares with other internet users.

Feds Warn Social Media 'Influencers' To Stop It Already With The Stealth Ads
Can you tell if a social media post is actually an ad? This Consumerist article explains why you should be told it is.

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.