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November 2015

Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use
The appliance and energy use calculator from can help you save money by estimating how much various appliances cost to run.

Should You Buy Refurbished Electronics?
These tips can help you save money by buying refurbished electronics.

Protecting Your Child's Information After A Data Breach
Here are tips to help you protect your child's personal information from identity theft.

Keeping Your Children Safe While They're Online
These tips from the Privacy Rights Clearing House will help you help your children be safe online.

October 2015

Avoid Medical Bill Sticker Shock
Check out this Consumer Reports article for tips on avoiding seven costly medical bill surprises.

Know Before You Owe: Making the mortgage process easier for you
In the market for a mortgage? Read about the new disclosure rules that take effect on Oct 3. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Know Before You Owe section has sample forms, tools, and resources to help you through the mortgage process.

3 Ways You Can Help Protect Against Elder Scams
Here are 3 tips that can help combat elder scams.

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
These no and low-cost tips can help you save energy and money during the fall and winter.

September 2015

Back to school, back to protecting your child's information
These tips from the FTC offer reminders of how to protect your children's personal information online and offline.

5 Back to School Privacy Tips for Parents of K-12 Students
These tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse will help you protect your student's personal information at school.

At the ATM: 10 Ways to Minimize Fee and Maximize Security
These tips from the FDIC can help you keep more of your money.

Why you might want to change one Windows 10 setting
This Op-Ed from Digital Journal describes how to turn off a setting that lets Microsoft use your computer to deliver updates to other computers.

August 2015

Is your home security system a scam magnet?
This Consumer Reports article describes how scammers target homeowners with existing alarm systems.

Card cracking: Not what it's cracked up to be
Check out the description of this scam that aims to get you to provide your bank account information, PIN number or online banking credentials.

10 things advertisers won't tell you
These 10 things describe how advertising impacts you every day.

FoodKeeper App
This app can help you save money by understanding how to store over 400 foods and beverages for the best shelf life. It provides storage times for refrigerator, freezer, and pantry.

July 2015

Protect Your Money
This section on the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) website has lots of information to help you check out investments and investment professionals, avoid fraud, and protect your identity. It includes investor alerts and many helpful tools and calculators such as the risk meter, the scam meter, 529 expense analyzer, and fund analyzer.

The Apartment Rental Credit Check Scam Is Alive And Well
This Consumerist article describes the scam and red flags to look for.

Before paying with bitcoins...
If you are interested in paying with a virtual currency, these tips from the FTC can help you avoid problems.

A Home Cooling Strategy for Lower Energy Bills
These tips from the Energy Saver blog can help you save money by planning an efficient home cooling strategy.