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 Energy.gov.

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 Energy.gov 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.

March 2015

How to get personal data off your devices
If you are planning on replacing a device, these tips from Consumer Reports will help you wipe your device before you recycle, trade in, sell, or donate it.

Parents Central from Safercar.gov
This site from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will help you keep your kids safe on the road whether they are in car seats, starting to drive, or in between.

Get Your Digital House in Order!
These tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse can help you improve your privacy and the security of your digital accounts.

Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Networks
Check out these tips from the FTC before you use any public networks.

February 2015

How to get the best deal on practically anything
Following these tips can help you get the lowest price on many products.

IRS Annual "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams
The IRS is providing detailed descriptions and tips for each of the "dirty dozen" tax scams that may affect taxpayers during tax season.

7 Factors That Determine Your Mortgage Interest Rate
Before you start shopping for a mortgage, check out these 7 factors that can affect your interest rate and use the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's interactive tool to see how they may affect your interest rate.

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