Articles on Consumer Affairs

How to Get the Lowest Price on Airfare, Even After You Buy

Here are some tips to help you track flight prices easily, keep an eye out for price drops, and even get a refund if you’ve bought your ticket already.

How to Avoid Moving Scams

What sucks worse than moving? Getting scammed by your movers. Here's how to avoid getting taken to the cleaners by unscrupulous moving companies.

Herbal Supplements: Know What You’re Getting!

Herbal supplements can be great health boosters, but figuring out which ones are best can be difficult. Here are some tips on how to find out.

How to Get a Groupon Refund When a Company Closes

I had a Groupon for a company that just went out of business. Yikes! Here's how I got my money back.

Dropping the Price of Gas to $2.50 a Gallon in a Week

Could a few well-chosen words by President Obama cause the price of oil, and therefore gasoline, drop sharply in just a few days? It's worth a thought.

Party Like It's 19.99: The Psychology of Pricing

Does the store you're shopping at want to be seen as a bargain? A purveyor of luxury goods? A renegade? The answer is in the last two digits of the price.

John Cummuta: Transforming Your Debt Into His Wealth

The "Transforming Debt Into Wealth" guy claims he can make you debt-free in five-to-seven years. But is it really doable? We ran the numbers to find out.

More Sales Insanity, This Time From Walmart

Price check in electronics! Why are some of Walmart's products so much cheaper online than in-store?

Negotiating 101: The 5 Buyers You Meet In Hell

These are the 5 worst types of negotiators and why their tactics don't work.

Hobby Lobby, Who Exactly Are You Trying To Fool?

Has someone been over-inflating prices in Hobby Lobby, just to make the sales prices more profitable for the store? What do you think?

New Legislation Gives Coupons “Equivalent Cash Value”

Got coupons? Get cash! A new law means coupons can now be traded in for their "equivalent cash value."

Big Changes to eBay That Will Make You Really Happy

There's great news for eBay users! On April 19th, big changes are coming that mean lower prices and a better buying and selling experience for everyone.

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.