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Recycling Electronics: Where to Donate, Sell, or Get Rid of E-Waste

On April 5, 2017

UPDATED 2/21/2017 We can’t live without our smartphones. The models become outdated quickly, creating lots of electronic trash. You can trade in your old phone, sell it yourself, or recycle it. What about other electronic waste? 

Consumer News / Saving money / Travel

5 Second Trick To Help Lost Baggage Claim With Airline

On January 19, 2017

Airlines are charging more for checked bags, but losing fewer. Travelers still need to prepare for a lost baggage claim. The five-second step you need to take before you leave home for the airport.

Consumer News / Housing / How To / Solving problems

Energy assistance programs: help paying gas or electric bill

On January 18, 2017

When the cold weather kicks in, gas bills skyrocket. For a family struggling to pay their bills, a gas bill can overwhelm their budget. There are ways to get help.

Consumer News / Saving money

IRS Refund Delays For Families Claiming Some Child Tax Credits

On January 16, 2017

Tax season starts in one week, on January 23, 2017.  However, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns of refund check delays.

How To / Tech

Cramming charges: how to remove fee from your bill

On December 8, 2016

The charges are small, but infuriating. Cramming is an extra, unauthorized charge on your phone bill. There are ways to protect yourself.

Consumer Trends / Saving money

Rebate red tape: Checks replaced with prepaid rebate cards

On November 8, 2016

Companies are replacing rebate and refund checks with prepaid cards, and they’re not always easy to cash in for your cash.

Solving problems / Tech

Hurricane Matthew Facebook Safety Check

On October 6, 2016

Keep track of your friends in the path of Hurricane Matthew with Facebook Safety Check.

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5 Steps To Save Electronic Battery Life

On October 5, 2016

Want to keep your cell phone running throughout the storm? 5 ways to power through with a charged phone

Consumer News / Ripoff alert

Top 10 cars most likely to be stolen

On August 2, 2016

Is your car a target of thieves? See the list of top stolen cars.

Consumer News / Saving money

Free 7-Eleven Slurpee to cool off

On July 11, 2016

  Need relief from the summer heat? Today you can cool off for free at 7-Eleven. The convenience store is offering a free small Slurpee from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. The catch? There is none. No purchase necessary. It’s all to celebrate 7-Eleven day since the calendar reads 7-11. Enjoy your cold drink.