August 2015

Is your home security system a scam magnet?
This Consumer Reports article describes how scammers target homeowners with existing alarm systems.

Card cracking: Not what it's cracked up to be
Check out the description of this scam that aims to get you to provide your bank account information, PIN number or online banking credentials.

10 things advertisers won't tell you
These 10 things describe how advertising impacts you every day.

FoodKeeper App
This app can help you save money by understanding how to store over 400 foods and beverages for the best shelf life. It provides storage times for refrigerator, freezer, and pantry.

July 2015

Protect Your Money
This section on the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) website has lots of information to help you check out investments and investment professionals, avoid fraud, and protect your identity. It includes investor alerts and many helpful tools and calculators such as the risk meter, the scam meter, 529 expense analyzer, and fund analyzer.

The Apartment Rental Credit Check Scam Is Alive And Well
This Consumerist article describes the scam and red flags to look for.

Before paying with bitcoins...
If you are interested in paying with a virtual currency, these tips from the FTC can help you avoid problems.

A Home Cooling Strategy for Lower Energy Bills
These tips from the Energy Saver blog can help you save money by planning an efficient home cooling strategy.

June 2015

Cruise Control
Planning a cruise? Before you book, check out cruise ship health and safety data from ProPublica.

How to keep your health care insurance costs down
Use these tips from Consumer Reports to help save money on medical care.

Using Internet Cameras: Take These Steps to Protect Your Privacy and Security
If you have an Internet Camera or are planning to get one, these tips will help you ensure your privacy and security.

A pack rat's guide to shredding
How long should you save those piles of documents? This graphic from the FTC will help you decide when you should shred them.

May 2015

9 surefire ways to save at the supermarket
Check out these tips from Consumer Reports to save money when doing your grocery shopping.

Have You Ever Overdrafted?
This video from The PEW Charitable Trusts has interesting information about checking account overdraft practices.

Sustainability Around the House
Do you think about your landscaping when considering your home's energy efficiency? Here are some landscaping tips from the Energy Saver Blog on

Privacy Policies: What You Should Know
These tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse will help you determine if you want to give apps and websites your personal information.

April 2015

Consumer Reports Cars
Considering a new car? Start with the Consumer Reports Car section which is loaded with research information, buying guides, maintenance guides, and lots more information.

Don't pay for a vacation to nowhere
Read these tips from the FTC before you book your next trip.

10 Energy Saving Tips for Spring
These tips from can help you improve the comfort of your home and save money.

10 cheap tricks for spring cleaning
Check out these tips from Consumer Reports for saving money on cleaning products.

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