February 2014

12 emergency items for the road
This article from Consumer Reports describes items that should be in your vehicle's emergency kit.

Don't Know The Number? Don't Return the Call
The Consumerist describes two recent scams that you should be on the lookout for.

The New Net Cetera: Hot off the Press
Check out this updated booklet that is loaded with tips to help adults talk with kids about online safety and digital citizenship.

Resolve to Save Energy This Year
Here are 8 tips that will help you save energy and money at home this year.

January 2014

Make Protecting Your Privacy Your 2014 New Year's Resolution!
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse provides 10 tips to help you protect your personal information and privacy.

Should you register that new product?
This article from Consumer Reports describes how to determine if you need to register a product.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Heating
This infographic explains how heating systems work, the different types of heating systems available, proper maintenance and lots more.

What You Need to Know About Online Gift-Card Exchanges
This article from AllThingsD provides a Q&A about gift-card exchanges.

 

December 2013

National Traffic and Road Closure Information
This site provides links to road construction and traffic information around the nation as well as other road related information.

Dos and don'ts of holiday car travel
These tips from Consumer Reports will help you avoid road trip headaches and stay safe.

safeshopping.org
These tips from the American Bar Association can help you shop safely online anytime of the year.

10 Holiday Tips
These tips from USA.gov can help you have a safe and happy holiday season.

November 2013

Shopping "Green"
Have you wondered about the "green" or similar claims on various products, then check out this article from the FTC.

timeanddate.com
Check out this site for a world clock, time zones, holidays and observances, sun & moon information, and much more.

Choose the Right Advanced Power Strip for You
This article shows how you can save money and reduce your electicity usage by upgrading your power strips.

New rules govern international money transfers
If you send money overseas, then read this article from Consumer Reports.

October 2013

Are You Considering Using a Personal Mobile Device for Work?
These tips can help you determine what is best for your situation.

Use-By Date Confusion Is Making Us Waste Millions of Pounds of Food Every Year
This article may help you save money on groceries.

Beware of 'Astroturfing': Fake user reviews online
This article shows some of the limitations of online reviews.

Don't be Fooled by Do Not Call Registry Scam
Protect yourself from these scams by following these tips.

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