Category Archives: Consumer Tips

Home product discounts you’ll fall for in October

Take advantage of the cooler weather and money-saving deals available this month to do home spruce-ups. According to Consumer Reports, household items such as mattresses, interior paint and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are on deep discount throughout the month … Continue reading

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Recent natural disasters are a reminder to review your homeowners insurance

 Natural disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma are a harsh reminder to all homeowners to check and update their homeowners’ insurance.

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What you should know to avoid Powerball scams

The Powerball jackpot has reached $700 million, making it the second largest in U.S. history.

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Don’t get blinded by an eclipse scam

The solar eclipse is less than a week away and will be visible to all of North America. But big events mean big opportunities for scammers and unscrupulous businesses.

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What you should know about the IRS using private collectors

If you have debt with the IRS that’s more than two years old, you may soon get a letter from the agency that your account is being transferred to a private debt collector.

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Jump into spring with a healthy clean

Spring has sprung, so show your home some love and give it a thorough cleaning! A good deep cleaning can improve your home’s air quality and your health by eliminating dust and other allergens that gathered over winter.

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Looking for a home? Beware of deceptive mortgage ads

Are you looking to purchase your dream home? Chances are you’ve seen a couple of mortgage ads promising low rates or payments. But just because an offer seems perfect, it doesn’t mean it can’t have some flaws 

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Spring into a new job without getting scammed

As the warm spring weather moves in, the job market begins to heat up, too. However, BBB is warning people of scammers trying to trick job seekers looking for honest work.

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Staying above water when drowning in debt

  Paying off debt can seem like a simple thing to do. Just pay off what you can, when you can. But when you in factor daily expenses, bills, and other necessities, the task can become a lot harder. However, it … Continue reading

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Protection from Zika? Not so fast says FTC

With all the news around the globe regarding the Zika virus, some companies seemed to have tried to convince consumers their products can offer protection. However, earlier this month the Federal Trade Commission sent  10 warning letters to online marketers … Continue reading

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