Catching World Cup fever? Beware of these World Cup scams

Every four years, soccer fans from around the world tune in and travel to watch the FIFA World Cup. Although many have already bought their tickets, some fans may still be looking to catch some games and flights for the right price. Here’s where scammers come into the picture. Eager consumers looking for a cheap…

New Homeowner’s Checklist: 7 Things to Do for Your New Home

There’s so much to do when you buy a new home. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned homeowner moving into your dream home, settling into a new place can be a stressful experience. Unpacking your things is an important part of moving in, but there are a few crucial steps you’ll not…

Preparing for storm season

With spring time fast approaching, Texans can expect to see severe storms and flash flooding increase during the warmer months. Unfortunately, several Texas communities have seen flood waters wash away homes and businesses. The aftermath of a natural disaster often results in an influx of “storm chasers”. Storm chasers are usually out of town companies…

Don’t Let a Rental Scam Ruin Your Vacation

Planning a Spring Break getaway or heading to the annual South by Southwest festival? As you consider issues like cost and location of a vacation rental, also consider that the rental listing could be a scam. The Federal Trade Commission warns that scammers will often advertise rentals that don’t exist or aren’t available to trick…

Study: Identity fraud hits all time high in 2017

According to a new study by Javelin Strategy & Research, identity fraud went up eight percent in 2017 rising to 16.7 million victims. The number is a record high since Javelin Strategy & Research began tracking identity fraud since 2003. The study states credit card accounts remained the most prevalent targets for new account fraud, along…

Easy steps to build your savings

One of the hardest parts of building your savings account is finding the cash to set aside. Although it may feel like you don’t have the money to spare, setting aside $20 to $50 is a good place to start. In honor of Military Saves Week, BBB offers these tips to begin building up your…

Looking for better financial planning in 2018?

According to Principal Financial, 80 percent of Americans are making money-related resolutions that can end up changing their lives for the better. Unfortunately, financial planning doesn’t come easy for everyone. Some people may not know where to start or the steps to take in order to get out of a lingering debt. If you’re looking for a…

Looking to return your holiday gift?

While many hope to have picked the perfect gift for those on their list, some recipients may not feel the same way. Although various retailers loosen their return policies during the holiday season, some stores may do the opposite. BBB offers these tips when looking to return that not so perfect gift. Know and understand…

The Pros and Cons of Gift Cards and Prepaid Cards

The universal appeal of cash makes it a popular gift choice for many, especially those that have put off shopping until the last minute. But consumers who want to gift cash for the holidays should also consider gift cards and general-purpose reloadable prepaid cards. If cash is lost, it’s gone for good; but many general-purpose…

FTC: Be careful when buying World Cup tickets

In the summer of 2018, one of the world’s most popular sporting events will kickoff in Russia. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is expected to bring thousands of people from all over the world and buying match tickets is a highly coveted item. However, before spending your hard earned cash on a ticket, the Federal…