Where to Find Pockets of Economic Sanity in the United States
Where to Find Pockets of Economic Sanity in the United States

on December 7, 2015

Here’s where jobs exist, buying a home is within reach and schools are above average. (If you live on a coast, you’re probably not in one of these “sane circles.”

Attention Online Shoppers: 5 Security Tips for Your Holiday Splurge
Attention Online Shoppers: 5 Security Tips for Your Holiday Splurge

on December 1, 2015

With the remarkable surge of online shopping (RIP shopping mall), I’ve been asked for advice on staying safe while shopping online. Here are some simple suggestions that can make a big difference.

Troubles on the Horizon for the 401(k) Plan
Troubles on the Horizon for the 401(k) Plan

on November 3, 2015

It’s not a much feared stock market correction. This crisis is more fundamental.

Multitasking Moms and Dads Suffer Silently in the Workplace
Multitasking Moms and Dads Suffer Silently in the Workplace

on October 28, 2015

Why do they remain quiet even as they drive themselves insane trying to keep all the balls in the air?

If the CIA Director Is Hacked, Is Anyone Safe?
If the CIA Director Is Hacked, Is Anyone Safe?

on October 26, 2015

This case is a reminder of critical security lessons that anyone can follow, and anyone can forget.

How My In-Flight Wi-Fi Turned Out to Be a Big, Fat ‘Gotcha’
How My In-Flight Wi-Fi Turned Out to Be a Big, Fat ‘Gotcha’

on October 22, 2015

I know in-flight Wi-Fi prices have increased recently, but $300 for one cross-country round trip? I don’t want that happening to you.

Tempted to Accept That LinkedIn Invitation? Think Twice
Tempted to Accept That LinkedIn Invitation? Think Twice

on October 15, 2015

You never know. That one connection could be the first step toward a new job — or the first step toward getting hacked.

Market Failures Punish Honest Companies and Hurt Consumers
Market Failures Punish Honest Companies and Hurt Consumers

on October 7, 2015

The sad story of StubHub illustrates how ‘gotcha capitalism’ pervades our system, and why we need a regulator to set clear rules on hidden fees and sneaky fine print.

Museum Pays Tribute to Consumer Victories Over Business Bullies
Museum Pays Tribute to Consumer Victories Over Business Bullies

on October 1, 2015

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader’s pet project highlights battles that led to safer toys and cars and demanded accountability from cigarette companies to name a few.

How to Protect Grandma and Grandpa From Nasty Scams
How to Protect Grandma and Grandpa From Nasty Scams

on September 25, 2015

Callers posing as grandchildren continue to rob the elderly of money and dignity. Help prevent it by warning the elders in your family.

Lawmaker Calls for a Hard Look at Legality of Fantasy Sports
Lawmaker Calls for a Hard Look at Legality of Fantasy Sports

on September 18, 2015

The increasingly big-money games are indistinguishable from gambling, the congressman says.

For $900 a Month, You Can Have it All (in Missoula)
For $900 a Month, You Can Have it All (in Missoula)

on September 11, 2015

Here’s a town that exists within a ‘sane circle,’ where earning a regular living is enough to afford regular housing and lifestyle.

Comcast to Roll Out a New Charge for Home Internet Users
Comcast to Roll Out a New Charge for Home Internet Users

on September 9, 2015

The new charge is bad news only for the biggest data users for now. But that could easily change. Find out if you’re in one of the trial areas.

Hey, Apple Fans: Steer Clear of This Credit Card Offer
Hey, Apple Fans: Steer Clear of This Credit Card Offer

on August 31, 2015

This tour of the hard-to-find fine print reveals the potentially high cost of interest and “free” points on financing for your new Apple product.

What’s Wrong With Our Debate Over Higher Wages
What’s Wrong With Our Debate Over Higher Wages

on August 21, 2015

Wages have been stagnant in the United States for decades. It’s a ticking time bomb for our economy.

Data Show Auto Owners’ Growing Angst About Digital Carjacking
Data Show Auto Owners’ Growing Angst About Digital Carjacking

on August 14, 2015

Experts say manufacturers better get ahead of the problem, or it could have disastrous results for both consumers and the industry.

The Death of the Starter Home
The Death of the Starter Home

on August 7, 2015

Why there are fewer and fewer homes within reach of young families and people with average incomes.

Did Tom Brady Have to Surrender His Personal Cellphone to His Employer? Do You?
Did Tom Brady Have to Surrender His Personal Cellphone to His Employer? Do You?

on July 31, 2015

The intermingling of personal and work data on devices has created a legal mess for corporations that won’t soon be cleared up.

Why This New Camera is Sensational and Scary
Why This New Camera is Sensational and Scary

on July 24, 2015

The Nikon P900’s remarkable zoom allows photographers to literally shoot the moon, but it also raises privacy concerns.

Missing Your Social Security Statements? Click to Solve the Mystery
Missing Your Social Security Statements? Click to Solve the Mystery

on July 10, 2015

You can still get your earnings credits and the estimated benefit you would receive at retirement as often as you like, if you know how.

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