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September 2012

Loan of Last Resort: Is a reverse mortgage for you?
These videos from AARP take a look at reverse mortgages.

It's back to school time!

Check out these tips from Consumer Reports: school bus tips for motorists and tips for teen drivers and their parents.

Check out these tips from the FTC about protecting your kids' personal information: protecting your child's personal information at school and safeguarding your child's future.

   

August 2012

Robocalls
Tired of robocalls? This site from the FTC explains what a robocall is and what you can do when you receive one.

Back-to-School Sales Get Early Start
Here are some tips from SmartMoney for getting the most for your money.

8 Ways to Stop Wasting Money (and Energy)
These tips from U.S. News can help you save money and energy.

Tame your grocery bills
These tips from ShopSmart will help you spend less and get more.

   

July 2012

Top 10 Tips to Save Energy and Money This Summer
Check out these tips from the U.S. Department of Energy to save money now and in the future.

Wipe Out Pesky Fees
These tips can help you avoid various travel, mortgage, bank, cell-phone, entertainment, car, credit card, and investing fees — 33 in all.

Debunking fuel-economy myths
Consumer Reports takes a look at 7 common fuel-saving tips.

Privacy in the Age of the Smartphone
This fact sheet from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse will help you protect your privacy while using smartphones.

   

June 2012

The Credit Score Quiz
Take this quiz from the Consumer Federation of American and see how much you know about credit scores.

Prepaid Cards: An alternative to credit and debit cards
Want to know more about prepaid cards, then check out this article, Q&A about choosing and using prepaid cards and 2 videos on reloadable prepaid cards from Consumer Action.

6 Ways to Cut Theme Park Prices
Check out these tips that can help you have fun for less.

How to spot counterfeits
These tips from Consumer Reports will help you check out deals on designer goods before you buy.

   

May 2012

7 Tips for Landing Cheap Airfare
Airfare bargains are getting harder to find. These tips from SmartMoney can help you find them.

Energy Savers Guide: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home
This guide from the U.S. Department of Energy is loaded with tips to help you save money and use less energy.

Prepaid Card Survey
This report from Consumer Action looks at what it costs to buy and use a prepaid card.

Paying for College - Cost Comparison Worksheet
This worksheet from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will help you make side-by-side cost comparisons of 3 schools, tailored to your unique financial circumstances.

   

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