Get any deal you make in writing — and make sure you understand what the contract actually means.
by: Thursday Bram | channel: Consumer Affairs
Navigating health insurance can be intimidating — and expensive. But with a few simple steps, you really can get the healthcare you need without overspending.
by: Julie Rains | channel: Consumer Affairs, Health and Beauty
You might think that when it comes to big financial decisions, you only make logical, rational decisions. But research suggests that you don't.
by: Emily Guy Birken | channel: Consumer Affairs
Spring is here, and so are the deals...and plenty of items to avoid. Here is your buying guide for April.
by: Paul Michael | channel: Consumer Affairs, Deals
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.
by: Paul Michael | channel: Consumer Affairs
From video game systems to clothing to candy, discover what you should buy this month (and what to avoid).
by: Paul Michael | channel: Consumer Affairs, Shopping
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.
by: Kelly Kehoe | channel: Consumer Affairs, Technology
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).
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Consumer Affairs
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.
by: Lauren Treadwell | channel: Consumer Affairs, Debt Management, DIY
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.
by: Mikey Rox | channel: Frugal Living, Consumer Affairs
Most of us know that looking at our credit report is part of maintaining financial health, but what about our banking report? Enter ChexSystems.
by: Lauren Treadwell | channel: Banking, Consumer Affairs
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.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Consumer Affairs, Debt Management, Financial News
Many sellers count on testimonials to reassure buyers that a product or service is great. But just how reliable are those testimonials?
by: Thursday Bram | channel: Consumer Affairs, Shopping
There's more to complaining that just voicing your concerns. Learn how you can effectively complain to the manager and get results.
by: Lauren Treadwell | channel: Consumer Affairs, Shopping
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.
by: Beverly Harzog | channel: Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards
Credit card companies, banks, retailers, and insurers may know more about who you are than your parents do. A lot more.
by: Emily Guy Birken | channel: Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards, Shopping
A collection of former and current fast food employees recently shared their "do not eats" — here are some of the highlights.
by: Paul Michael | channel: Consumer Affairs, Food and Drink
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.
by: Tisha Tolar | channel: Consumer Affairs
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