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  • Consumer Alert: Holiday travel tips for parents

    Consumer Alert: Holiday travel tips for parents

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:47 AM EST2017-12-15 16:47:49 GMT

    From long lines at airports to busy roads, holiday travel can be stressful, especially when traveling with children.

    From long lines at airports to busy roads, holiday travel can be stressful, especially when traveling with children.

  • Consumer Alert: Avoid overspending this holiday season

    Consumer Alert: Avoid overspending this holiday season

    Friday, December 8 2017 6:20 PM EST2017-12-08 23:20:43 GMT
    Avoid overspending this holiday seasonAvoid overspending this holiday season

    Overspending during the holiday shopping season can lead to financial hardship come January.

    Overspending during the holiday shopping season can lead to financial hardship come January.

  • Consumer Alert: Should you buy travel insurance?

    Consumer Alert: Should you buy travel insurance?

    Monday, December 18 2017 9:59 AM EST2017-12-18 14:59:56 GMT
    Should you buy travel insurance?Should you buy travel insurance?

    Many Americans will be traveling this holiday season, and many say that they consider purchasing travel insurance when they go away.

    Many Americans will be traveling this holiday season, and many say that they consider purchasing travel insurance when they go away.

  • Consumer Alert: Holiday savings

    Consumer Alert: Holiday savings

    Friday, November 24 2017 12:24 PM EST2017-11-24 17:24:44 GMT

    Many braved the crowds Thursday night and Friday morning for Black Friday deals, but experts say there are still other ways to save.

    Many braved the crowds Thursday night and Friday morning for Black Friday deals, but experts say there are still other ways to save.

  • Consumer Alert: Scholarship dos and don’ts

    Consumer Alert: Scholarship dos and don’ts

    Friday, November 17 2017 3:32 PM EST2017-11-17 20:32:32 GMT

    November is National Scholarship Month, but while in search of help paying for college, there are some dos and don’ts to follow.

    November is National Scholarship Month, but while in search of help paying for college, there are some dos and don’ts to follow.

  • Consumer Alert: Student loan scams

    Consumer Alert: Student loan scams

    Friday, November 10 2017 12:27 PM EST2017-11-10 17:27:02 GMT
    Experts say calls promising help with student loan payments are rarely legitimate.Experts say calls promising help with student loan payments are rarely legitimate.

    Outside of mortgages, student loans are now the largest debt owed by most families. That has many looking for help, but it has also caused a rise in student loan scams.

    Outside of mortgages, student loans are now the largest debt owed by most families. That has many looking for help, but it has also caused a rise in student loan scams.

  • Consumer Alert: Clear devices of personal data before replacing

    Consumer Alert: Clear devices of personal data before replacing

    Monday, December 18 2017 11:14 AM EST2017-12-18 16:14:07 GMT
    Consumer Alert: Clear devices of personal data before replacingConsumer Alert: Clear devices of personal data before replacing

    Apple’s newest smartphone, the iPhone X, was released Friday and hundreds of people lined up at local Apple stores to purchase it.

    Apple’s newest smartphone, the iPhone X, was released Friday and hundreds of people lined up at local Apple stores to purchase it.

  • Consumer Alert: ‘Disaster proof’ your insurance

    Consumer Alert: ‘Disaster proof’ your insurance

    Friday, October 27 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-10-27 23:25:34 GMT
    Consumer Alert: ‘Disaster proof’ your insuranceConsumer Alert: ‘Disaster proof’ your insurance

    As the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, experts says that homeowners should make sure their insurance covers similar types of natural disasters.

    As the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, experts says that homeowners should make sure their insurance covers similar types of natural disasters.

  • Consumer Alert: BBB warns of new scam using its name

    Consumer Alert: BBB warns of new scam using its name

    Friday, September 29 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-09-29 16:21:53 GMT

    The Better Business Bureau is normally at the helm of preventing scams, but recently, criminals have used its name to take advantage of unsuspecting victims.

    The Better Business Bureau is normally at the helm of preventing scams, but recently, criminals have used its name to take advantage of unsuspecting victims.

  • Consumer Alert: Hurricane charity donations

    Consumer Alert: Hurricane charity donations

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:33:15 GMT

    Americans have donated about $350 million to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But in times of disaster, it is easy to donate to the wrong charity or get scammed out of money.

    Americans have donated about $350 million to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But in times of disaster, it is easy to donate to the wrong charity or get scammed out of money.

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