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COVID opened the door for scammers to double down on their worst practices, while preying on consumers during an unprecedented global pandemic. That includes some bad actors who have been taking advantage of online shoppers in search of hard-to-...

Ahh, summer. Ten sweet yet short weeks to enjoy some of your favorite traditions. Maybe it’s sipping an ice cold drink on the porch, spending a weekend at the beach, or cooling off with the kids at the pool. Now that you think about it,...

If you’re one of the tens of millions of people in the country with hearing loss, you probably know that hearing aids can cost several hundred to several thousand dollars. That’s especially true for advanced hearing aids with technological features...
Getting a college degree can give you more job options, and might help you make more money. But not every college is the same. Most will give you a valuable education that can help you achieve your career goals. But some are more interested in...
The less energy an appliance like a refrigerator or dishwasher uses, the less it costs to run — which means more money in your pocket each year. The EnergyGuide label is the yellow tag you’ll find attached to most home appliances, and it tells you...
You don’t have to wait forever for things you order to arrive. And, you can dispute charges for things that didn’t arrive or that you didn’t accept. As for products that show up that you never ordered, you don’t have to pay for them. Federal laws...
Effective complaint letters explain the problem and how you’d like the company to resolve it. Try to be clear and include only the details you need to describe the problem and the resolution you want. Information To Include in Your Letter Sample...
Millions of people have downloaded shopping apps to their smartphones. Apps can save you time in checking out, earn rewards, and find coupons and deals. But before you download one, think about the information you share when you use the app, and...
People used to have to go to stores to comparison shop, and clip paper coupons to get good deals. Technology means we can shop from home, but we still need to comparison shop, read reviews, and check on the terms of a deal. With so many choices...
Before you start shopping for gemstones, diamonds, and pearls, it pays to do a little homework. Their cost and value can be affected by their size, by whether they’re natural or manufactured, and by whether they were treated to improve their...

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