Is your AC cooling properly? Want to keep it that way?

We are currently entering the dreaded “dog days of summer.” I think today is supposed to be the 17th triple-digit day of the summer, at least in the Austin area. The last thing you want is to get caught with a non-working air conditioner at the hottest time of the year. BBB’s Stephanie Jacksis has…

Show Mom what a smart shopper you are!

This year, be a smarter and savvier consumer by doing your research at BBB. You can find Accredited Businesses at checkbbb.org. Pay with a credit card, so if flowers or gifts arrive late or damaged you can dispute the charges. Ask about their refund policy, and make sure you give them your number. Sometimes, dinner…

Tips to avoid charity scams after West and Boston tragedies

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, many people are looking for ways to donate funds to help people affected by the tragedies. Your BBB offers the above tips to avoid charity scams and make sure your donations go to the right people.