Articles on Consumer Affairs

Billions of Dollars Go Unclaimed Every Year: Is Some of It Yours?

There are literally billions of dollars of money and property waiting to be claimed by the rightful owners. Learn how to find out if some of it is yours!

7 Secrets to Scoring the Best Price When Buying on eBay

Who doesn't love finding a bargain on eBay? Strike even better deals on everything from clothes to computers with these simple shopping and bidding strategies.

The Cheapest Way to Get Fit and Strong in 30 Days or Less

It's not quite sneaking into the gym — but it's close. With some clever scheduling anybody can get a month or more of free workouts at the gym.

How to Turn Unwanted Gift Cards Into Cash

What to do with that stack of gift cards you're never gonna use? Sell them for cash, or trade them for gift cards you really will use. It's easy!

Buy or Subscribe: How to Pay the Least for the Media You Love the Most

With so many competing music and video services, it can be hard to choose the best value. Consider these factors before you download or subscribe.

Do You Agree With the New Standards of Restaurant Tipping?

The standard restaurant tip has steadily climbed from 10% to 15% to 20%, with some swanky places suggesting 25%. Has tipping gone too far?

2014 Tax Day Freebies and Discounts

Who knew Tax Day would be filled with freebies and discounts? You do now! Make April 15 a little more fun by hitting up some of these Tax Day offers.

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in March

Another March is upon us which means another month of great deals, as well as some terrible buys to skip. Read on for this month's best buys.

9 Ways to Get Exactly What You Want From Customer Service

Use these Jedi mind tricks to get the best possible results from customer service reps.

68% of Shoppers Are Getting Ripped Off

If you’re not haggling, you’re not only paying more than you have to, you’re also subsidizing someone else’s discount.

Don't Pay More! Guide to Price Matching and Cheat Sheet

Holiday shoppers who take advantage of retailer price matching can be certain they get the best price. Read on for Carrie’s guide to the ins and outs of finding the best price.

Cricket Review: $45 Cell Plan With Unlimited Talk, Text & Data

No contract carriers like Cricket Wireless offers big savings as well as flexibility.

Here's What You Should Know About Bitcoin

Bitcoin — the online, electronic currency — has been in the news a lot lately, but it's still mysterious to most of us. Learn what it is and if it fits into your lifestyle.

Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $35

Amazon's new policy requires customers to spend $35 before Free Super Saver Shipping kicks in.

Counterfeiters Beware: Here's How the New $100 Will Ruin Your Day

Scheduled to enter circulation back in early 2011, the new, more secure $100 finally starts circulating today. These are the new security features to look for.

Don't Fall for These Common Obamacare Scams

Nothing brings out grifters like chaos and confusion. The opening of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges has given them a golden opportunity.

Don't Get Taken by the Latest Secure Credit Card Scam

A fake bank is offering phony secured credit cards to consumers with troubled credit histories, and reading the fine print may not be enough to protect you.

Obamacare Fraud Alert: Con Artists Prey on Worried Health Insurance Consumers

Nothing brings out scamsters and fraudsters like chaos and confusion. The Obamacare health insurance exchange rollout is no exception.

14 Secret Fast Food Menus Revealed

You don't have to join the Illuminati to learn secrets. Discover the unadvertised eats you can order from your favorite fast food joints.

Cooking Fumes Are Bad For Your Health

Poor ventilation in our kitchens has many of us breathing really dirty air. If a new range hood and fan are not in the budget, protect yourself with some common sense precautions.