Spring is here, and so are the deals...and plenty of items to avoid. Here is your buying guide for April.
Although 99% of the ads on Craigslist are legit, some are designed to scam you. Recognize these eight common Craigslist scams and avoid becoming a mark.
From patent wars to fierce competition among carriers, it can seem like the cell phone industry is in constant turmoil — and consumers are paying the price.
From unhealthy "health" products to designer diamonds and more, discover 10 sneaky marketing tricks to avoid.
Your credit report is crucial to your finances. Learn easy and free ways to keep your report accurate.
by: Ashley Jacobs | channel: Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards, Debt Management
There are right ways to complain to businesses...and there are wrong ways. These are definitely the wrong ways (plus, how to make them right).
While filing for bankruptcy should be an emergency measure, it's possible to file in one day if you're in urgent need of protection. Here's how.
Craigslist can be a great resource. But if well-publicized stories about scams and other dangerous activities have you worried, follow these tips to keep safe.
Most of us know that looking at our credit report is part of maintaining financial health, but what about our banking report? Enter ChexSystems.
The Rolling Jubilee is a great PR move — buying, then forgiving debt from real people. But in terms of change, one writer says it might hurt more than help.
Many sellers count on testimonials to reassure buyers that a product or service is great. But just how reliable are those testimonials?
There's more to complaining that just voicing your concerns. Learn how you can effectively complain to the manager and get results.
How will credit card companies react to the U.S. Presidential election? We have some predictions — and some things you should do to prepare yourself.
Credit card companies, banks, retailers, and insurers may know more about who you are than your parents do. A lot more.
A collection of former and current fast food employees recently shared their "do not eats" — here are some of the highlights.
Losing your wallet can cost you a lot more than your cash...especially if you keep these five things in it. Learn what to remove to protect yourself.
You shouldn't have to worry about your safety while on vacation. And, if you follow these suggestions, you won't.
You're not imagining it — customer service is getting worse. But Consumerist Deputy Editor Chris Morran has a few suggestions to help you get the service you need.
Credit cards can be dangerous tool in the wrong hands. Educate your kids before they ruin their credit.
by: Elizabeth Lang | channel: Consumer Affairs
Being without health insurance can be terrifying — and it's a growing problem. These resources can help you find coverage for less.
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