Articles on Consumer Affairs

Best Money Tips: The Ultimate In-N-Out Secret Menu

Today we found some great articles on In-N-Out's secret menu, how to find your unclaimed money, and ways to save on your next trip to the gas station.

5 Ways to Make Your Customers Feel Warm and Fuzzy

Retaining customers is easy when you treat them well. Use these easy, low-cost ideas to make your customers feel extra special.

Don’t Waste Your Money on Homeopathic “Remedies”

Homeopathy is seen by some as a legitimate way to treat illnesses. But is it just a complete waste of money?

10 Massive Companies That Crashed in 2010

Every massive organization that sank in 2010 started as a small business. Pay attention to avoid making the same mistakes with your company.

It's a Jungle Out There: Spotting Fake Reviews

In the jungle of information that is the Internet, product and service reviews can help you figure out what to buy...as long as the writers are honest.

How Will The Comcast/NBC Merger Really Affect You?

The deal has been approved, and there's a lot of speculation about what it will mean for you, the consumer. Discover the truth behind common questions.

5 Things We Learned When Our Car Was Stolen

My family recently had our car stolen while moving. Learn from our experience so you can keep your car safe or be prepared if you're a victim of theft as well.

10 Scams to Avoid in 2011

Most of us work hard for our money, and last year, scammers worked hard to take it away from us. Here are last year's top scams and how to avoid them.

8 Timeless Tips for Resisting the Upsell

From pricey insurance plans to products you never planned to buy, the pressure of an upsell can lead to unnecessary purchases. Learn how to avoid the temptation.

Cheat Sheet: Retail Markup on Common Items

Stores make money by price markups. Learn the rationale behind retail pricing and what the product you're buying actually costs.

Giving to Charity is Great. But How Do You Pick One?

The holiday season is crucial for charities nationwide. Find out how to pick the right charity for you and ensure your donation goes to those who really need it.

Back the Truck Up: How to Avoid Car Repair Rip-Offs

When your car is broken, don't get taken for a ride. Instead, learn how to make sure you're getting quality car repairs for as little money as possible.

That Sneaky Bank Almost Got Me

Rule number one for avoiding bank fees? Pay attention. (But it also helps to have a little luck.)

Beware of the Phrase "We Can Cut Your Debt In Half!"

Debt settlement agencies claim they can cut your debt in half. But sometimes they don't follow through on their promises...and can even make things worse.

Would You Buy Off the Back of a Truck?

Have you ever bought something off the back of a truck? I have. Here are the pros and cons to off-the-truck deals.

Advertising Jargon That Aims to Mislead

In advertising, not everything is as it seems. Watch out for these phrases; if they're being used, you should reconsider the purchase you're about to make.

Credit Card Fraud and How to Avoid It

Credit card fraud affects thousands of people every year. During 2009, in the UK alone, £440.3 million was lost due to fraudulent actions on stolen or cloned credit cards.

Best Money Tips: What to do when your wallet is stolen

Today, we give you emergency procedures in the case of a stolen wallet, somewhat-healthy Halloween treats, tips for effective Google searching, and more!

Eat 256 Big Macs to Win a $5 Gift Card

How many Big Macs would you have to eat to win a particular prize in McDonald's Monopoly? You're about to find out.

Best Money Tips: Opt Out of Yellow Books

Today, we give you a way to stop getting yellow books, tips to make your home ghoulish but safe for Halloween, and a couple of awesome shampoo recipes!