BBB Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

Thousands of consumers turn to Better Business Bureau (BBB) as the preeminent resource on businesses, and their goal is to go the extra mile in encouraging consumers to take full advantage of their rights. Your BBB is joining with federal, state and local government agencies to promote consumer education during the 16th annual National Consumer Protection Week,…

As renovations increase, BBB reminds consumers to do their homework

After years of a slumping housing market, things might be looking a little brighter. The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity predicts that remodeling projects will pick up this year, indicating that the sales of existing homes will rise as well. “Sales of existing homes have been increasing in recent months, offering more opportunities for home…

BBB Has Advice For Landing A Seasonal Job

The words Black Friday can send a chill up the spine of any regular retail worker. As a former mall employee myself, I have a few stories that could make you cringe. But, I worked with people who saw that seasonal job as a lifeline. I can imagine that will be the case for an…

New Banking Rules Could End Up Costing You

If asked, it would probably be safe to say that many Americans would say they use a debit card over cash whenever making a purchase. Using cash involves the hassle of finding the right amount, cash registers, counting money and change. Versus using a debit card which simply involves one single swipe and, done! But…

BBB’s 7th Semi-Annual Shred Day Events

In October, BBB will  be holding it’s 7th Semi-Annual Shred Day events in Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Centroplex and Midland. The dates are as follows: Austin – Oct. 22, 9:00am – 1:00pm San Antonio – Oct. 22, 9:00am – 1:00pm Corpus Christi – Oct. 15, 9:00am – 1:00pm Centroplex – Oct. 29, 9:00am –…

What to salvage after a fire

As Central Texas experiences the worst bout of fires this state has ever had to face, we have decided to dedicate this post to tips on how and what to salvage after a fire strikes.  Although long, there are some great tips and advice for those picking up the pieces after the fire. Clothing A…

Prevent becoming a victim of skimming

Card skimming is defined by the ATM Industry Association as the unauthorized capture of magnetic stripe information by modifying the hardware or software of a payment device, or through the use of a separate card reader. Once consumers swipe their card through the fake card reader, their account information is automatically sent to the waiting…