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…

Contest: Vote for Your Favorite Employee-Made Ornament

  Consumers will be encouraged to vote for their favorite employee-made ornament by commenting on the post with the coordinating ornament number. The winning ticket will win a $100 Visa gift card. Rules: BBB employees cannot participate in the contest, but can share the post on their social media accounts. Contestants can submit one vote….

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…

Black Friday Shopping Tips

Thanksgiving weekend marks the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season; Consumer Reports offers advice to help you get the best deals the day after Thanksgiving and all throughout the holiday season. Use these Black Friday shopping tips to help keep frustration – and overspending – to a minimum. Start early. Black Friday has transformed…

How to protect yourself against credit card skimming

Reports of credit card skimmers at gas pumps continue to pop up throughout Travis County. Recently, Travis County deputies announced a crack down on credit card skimmers in the Wells Branch area over the past few weeks.

Last minute shopping for airfare deals

If you’re planning on flying this Thanksgiving or Christmas and haven’t bought your ticket, now is time to start looking for available flights. However, finding the best deal available can be tricky.

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 of October.