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If you’ve ever asked yourself “what have I done?” after buying something, you’re not alone. Maybe you signed up for a pricey sales training program at a multi-level marketing company’s recruiting meeting. Or, someone selling door to door convinced...
After extreme weather and natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes, you might need to quickly hire someone to help get things back to normal. But don’t hire the first person who says they’ll help. Unlicensed contractors and...
Adding a room, renovating a basement, or doing some much-needed repairs around your home can be a big undertaking. Finding a trustworthy contractor is an important first step. Scammers will promise to do the work, but leave you and your home worse...

Holidays often mean time with family and friends. If you’re looking for conversation starters that avoid tricky topics – like who should’ve won the World Series – why not chat about scams? Pass it On, an FTC education campaign, gives you new ways...

Whether you live in Bangor, Maine, or Bakersfield, California, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Insulation helps lower the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Insulation comes with an R-...

If you’re like me, you probably look up online reviews before you go holiday shopping, make vacation plans, or even hire a plumber. Seeing what other people think can be super helpful in weighing decisions — especially before you fork over your...

Once you’ve been given permission to return to your neighborhood and home, use caution.

Use Caution Choosing a Contractor Paying for Repair Work Use Caution

Once you’ve been given permission to return to your neighborhood and home, use...

After a flood, your home and its contents may look beyond hope, but many of your belongings can be restored. If you do things right, your flooded home can be cleaned up, dried out, rebuilt, and reoccupied.

Play it safe. The dangers are not...

Sherwin-Williams and PPG Architectural Finishes have settled FTC charges that they misled people into thinking the paints they sold didn’t contain VOCs — compounds that can hurt the environment and your health. The companies will stop claiming...

The FTC has announced that the owner of Energy Conservation Specialists (aka Thermalcool), a home insulation business, will pay up for telling people they could save 40 to 60% on their energy bills with his products — a claim he couldn’t prove —...

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