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Consumer Paving scammers target local property owners Paving scammers target local property owners (Video)
Roving asphalt pavers are targeting local property owners and walking away with thousands of dollars. The latest complaints are from East King County where at least four victims were hit. The victims report the pavers drove a white truck with a flashing yellow light on the top. They claim to have extra material from an earlier job and offer to patch your driveway or parking lot for a bargain. Don't do it.
Consumer New streaming services help you cut the cable New streaming services help you cut the cable (Video)
There are three things that have traditionally kept people tied to cable: sports, kids' programming, and addictions to shows such as Game of Thrones that were only available with a pay TV service. But all of that is starting to change.
Consumer Solicitation spark questions about My ID Club Solicitation spark questions about My ID Club (Video)
Paid telemarketers are soliciting for a service called My ID Club, a popular safety outreach program that offers free photo I-D cards to local children. Kristin Lesclide says she was confused when the solicitor who called on her husband's cell phone first mentioned the King County Police Union, then proceeded to focus on My ID Club and free photo ID for kids.
Consumer Getting the best price when selling your home Getting the best price when selling your home (Video)
If you're one of the more than 5 million homeowners who'll sell their home this year, don't make the mistake of selling it "as is." To get the top price for your house, start by decluttering and deodorizing your space. Store personal pictures and move extra furniture out so that potential buyers can visualize their own stuff in your house. Open drapes and blinds to let in natural light to make rooms look bigger. Sellers who follow those rules can up their asking price by 3 to 5 percent, according to Consumer Reports.
Consumer Want to adopt a new pet? Don't rush it Want to adopt a new pet? Don't rush it
My wife and I just became proud pet parents again this week.

We adopted Buster, a 10-year old longhaired orange tabby, from Homeward Pet in Woodinville. He’s a spry guy with a lot of personality and very affectionate.

It took us several visits to the shelter to find Buster.
Consumer Free credit scores not always free Free credit scores not always free (Video)
Credit Sesame, Credit.com, Quizzle.com, and Credit Karma are just a few of the many websites that promise a free credit score. But Consumer Reports says there are hundreds of different ways to score the same credit information.