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June 2014

Guide to summer road travel
This guide from Consumer Reports has articles on family travel, maintenance and car prep, fuel economy, travel gear and safety.

On the Road with Fuel Saving Tools
Check out these tools from before you hit the road.

Shopping on Craigslist? Watch Out for This Elaborate Con
This scam alert from the Better Business Bureau provides tips for avoiding scams on Craigslist.

Passwords aren't enough! Why you should consider using two-factor authentication
Check out this explanation of two-factor authentication from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

May 2014

Watch Out for Car-Flippers Who Pretend To Be Private Sellers
Here are some "red flags" that a private used car sale might not be legitimate.

10 things scam artists won't tell you
This article describes various ways scam artists can get your information.

It pays to read your bills
Check out these reasons for always checking your billing statements.

Gas-saving tips & myths
Check out these test-based answers to some common fuel economy questions.

April 2014

Mobile Device Security: Basic Tips to Protect Your Data from Thieves and Cybercriminals
Here are some tips that will help you protect your personal information and data and that are easy to implement.

Outlet shopping: Getting your money's worth
Here are some tips for getting a good deal at outlet stores.

Don't be a recycling identity theft victim
This item from Consumer Reports shows why it's important to shred or tear up personal documents before you recycle them.

Lighting Choices to Save You Money
This article from describes the various types of energy efficient lightbulbs.

March 2014

Don't let these ad traps catch you
Check out these advertising terms to make sure that you are actually getting a bargain.

IRS Releases the "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams for 2014
Watch out for these scams during tax season. Identity Theft and phone scams lead the list.

Identity Theft Tops List of National Consumer Complaints for 2013
The FTC has the released the 2013 list of National Consumer Complaints compiled from over two million complaints. TLearn about the various types of identity theft, how to protect your identity, and what to do if you become a victim from the FTC's Consumer Information site.


February 2014

12 emergency items for the road
This article from Consumer Reports describes items that should be in your vehicle's emergency kit.

Don't Know The Number? Don't Return the Call
The Consumerist describes two recent scams that you should be on the lookout for.

The New Net Cetera: Hot off the Press
Check out this updated booklet that is loaded with tips to help adults talk with kids about online safety and digital citizenship.

Resolve to Save Energy This Year
Here are 8 tips that will help you save energy and money at home this year.