When veterans need help with any type of benefit- there are a number of places they can go-
including a local American Legion office. The service is free. But the state Attorney General's office says Peter G. Cook and Carolyn Y. Cook of Snohomish- operating as C&C Consulting- charged thousands of dollars for help they were not qualified to give and often failed to provide.
More than a third of the adults in this country (35 percent) have never checked any of their credit reports. And that's not good.
Think twice before you waste your money on a supplement that promises a quick and easy way to drop the pounds – “guaranteed” – without changing what you eat or doing more exercise.
Next time you go to a Macy's or a Rite Aid store you may be encouraged to take a new, free rewards card called Plenti. Some of the promotions use talking products to sell the concept of one rewards card, for a lot of different stores. Initial partners include AT&T, EXXON Mobil, MACY'S, and Rite Aid.
Buy pre-cut produce and you expect to pay for that convenience. But just how big is that premium? Our news partners at Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine did the math.
In their new Spring/Summer issue of Puget Sound Consumers' Checkbook, researchers at Checkbook.org take a close look at local health clubs. Based on local customer feedback, you'd be wise not to automatically sign up with the first club that invites you join.
If you're looking for thrifty bargains or a hidden treasure, now is the best time to search thrift stores, when others are spring cleaning.
You'd think someone with memory problems would go see their doctor. But all too often that doesn't happen.
This summer brings with it lots of hot weather, and in many parts of the country continued drought. Forty states now expect water shortages over the next decade.
Dog bites happen – more often than you might realize. More than 4.5 million people in this country are bitten each year. Almost one in five dog bite victims requires medical attention.
As part of it's split this year from E-Bay, PayPal updated its terms of service agreement. The fire storm over the new terms raged through cyberspace.
Teens are almost three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident than drivers who are older. Consumer Reports says it's important to make sure your teen is driving the safest car possible.
Need a small loan right away? You might be tempted to borrow from your credit card company. It's called a “cash advance” and it's really convenient. It's also very costly.
You might not realize that your TV and the furniture it rests on can be a serious hazard.
We know that drinking alcohol – in moderation – can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. But there’s also strong evidence that heavy drinking may increase the risk of certain types of cancer.
The promise of free internet and mobile service sounded great to a local woman trying to save money. So she signed up with a California company called FreedomPop. The high-tech startup offers free voice, text and data as a gateway to it's many fee-based wireless and data plans and it's catching on. In fact, FreedomPop recently announced plans to expand to the UK. But Leslie Maxwell wonders if it's getting too big too quickly.
Spray sunscreens are really easy to apply – but if you use them, you really need to be careful not to inhale the spray.
Looking for an affordable way to buy that new refrigerator or living room set? Shopping at a rent-to-own store may seem like the best option if you're short on cash. But Consumer Reports warns that some of those so-called deals could end up busting your budget.
Anyone of any age can suffer from depression.
It's common for seniors to get depressed, especially when there's a major change in their lives: they get sick, their spouse dies or they need to move out of their house.
But depression is not a normal part of aging.
From flooded rivers in Texas to used car lots in your community- rusting wrecks are headed our way. It happens every time major flooding leaves large quantities of water-soaked vehicles.