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October 2011

11 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid
Check out these mistakes and learn how to avoid them.

"Free Trials" Aren't Always Free
These tips will help you evaluate "free trial" offers.

Avoid the Lure of Social Media Scams
Here are five common scams you should watch out for.

Make Sure Your Homeowners Insurance Protects You in a Worst-case Scenario
Use these tips to make sure that you are properly insured.


September 2011

10 Threats to Your Cellphone's Security
This article describes these threats and what you can do about them.

Online Penny Auctions: Nothing for Something?
This FTC Consumer Alert explains how penny auctions work and their pitfalls.

Prepare Yourself!
Have you prepared for an emergency such as Hurricane Irene? Here are some interviews on financial emergency preparedness.

Your Digital Dollars-Safety and privacy in online and mobile transactions
This article has tips and tools to help you make safe and secure transactions online and on the go.


August 2011

Look Up to See Your Bills Go Down: Making Your Attic More Efficient
These tips can help you save money on your cooling and heating bills.

Shopping for light bulbs?
These tips from the FTC, will help you choose the most energy-efficient light bulbs for your needs.

Be your own consumer watchdog
Use these tips from Consumer Reports to check out a company or professional before giving them your business.

99 Great Ways to Save
These tips, actually 198, can help you save money every day in many ways.


July 2011

Understanding Mobile Apps: Questions & Answers
This Q&A from OnGuard Online will help you protect yourself when using mobile apps.

Listen Up: Tips to Help Avoid Cell Phone Radiation Scams
These tips from the FTC will help you protect yourself and avoid scams.

10 Things Daily Deal Sites Won't Say
These tips from Smart Money can help you get the most from daily deal sites.

Cramming Tip Sheet
These tips from the FCC will help you spot and remove unauthorized charges from your phone bill.


June 2011

The Consumerist
Check out the articles on this site on consumer issues including scams, rip-offs, hot deals, freebies, and more.

National Traffic and Road Closure Information
This site has links to traffic and road closure information for all 50 states.

Financial Quizzes from Kiplinger.com
Want to test your financial knowledge in various areas? Then check out these entertaining and informative quizzes.

FTC Offers Tips to Stretch Your Gas Dollars
These tips can help you at the gas pump and on the road.


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