Love Electronics? You’re Entering Hog Heaven
Love Electronics? You’re Entering Hog Heaven

on November 22, 2013

Best Buy and Walmart have both said making sales is more important than making money right now. Get ready for the 2013 electronics price war.

Kmart Enters Rent-to-Own Business, Charges 100 Percent Interest
Kmart Enters Rent-to-Own Business, Charges 100 Percent Interest

on November 21, 2013

Can’t afford all the things you want? Kmart’s here to help, by charging you even more for them.

Infomercial Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Behind Bars
Infomercial Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Behind Bars

on November 21, 2013

It’s the case “they” don’t want you to know about — infamous infomercial star Kevin Trudeau is going to prison.

Report: Private Student Loans No Better Than a Credit Card
Report: Private Student Loans No Better Than a Credit Card

on November 21, 2013

People who use private student loans tend to have more debt, and many of them could have taken out cheaper and less complicated federal loans.

Walmart Employees Holding Food Drive — For Walmart Employees
Walmart Employees Holding Food Drive — For Walmart Employees

on November 20, 2013

Is it proof employees look out for each other, or proof that Walmart only looks out for Walmart?

Military May Get Pay Cut, Fewer Benefits
Military May Get Pay Cut, Fewer Benefits

on November 20, 2013

The Pentagon is proposing cuts to pay and benefits for service members to cope with ongoing federal budget cuts. Unfortunately, the Pentagon is not very good at tracking its expenses.

CFPB to Investigate Credit Card Reward Programs
CFPB to Investigate Credit Card Reward Programs

on November 20, 2013

Do you understand how your credit card rewards work, and do you think they’re fair? The federal government is studying reward programs.

6 Money-Saving Shopping Apps
6 Money-Saving Shopping Apps

on November 19, 2013

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of shopping apps. These are some of the best. They include a shopping social network and a quick way to browse hundreds of sale catalogs.

If an Investment Ad Makes These Promises, Run the Other Way
If an Investment Ad Makes These Promises, Run the Other Way

on November 19, 2013

One out of every 10 Americans loses a lot of money because of these claims. Have you fallen for them before?

Here’s How California Saved Residents $100 Billion on Car Insurance
Here’s How California Saved Residents $100 Billion on Car Insurance

on November 19, 2013

A 1988 California law saves driving households an average of $345 a year. Why hasn’t every other state done this?

The Student Loan System is a Mess
The Student Loan System is a Mess

on November 16, 2013

If you have student debt, or know someone who does, you probably know the system isn’t ideal. Consumers Union has some ideas about how to fix it.

To Ride Moscow Subway, It’s 30 Rubles or 30 Squats
To Ride Moscow Subway, It’s 30 Rubles or 30 Squats

on November 16, 2013

To get people into the spirit of the Olympic Games, Russia’s making subway riders struggle to exercise in public.

Most Couples Fight Over Holiday Gift Budget
Most Couples Fight Over Holiday Gift Budget

on November 16, 2013

What to do when you don’t see eye-to-eye on gift-giving? Some try to hide their purchases.

If You’re Overweight or Smoke, It’s Going to Cost You
If You’re Overweight or Smoke, It’s Going to Cost You

on November 15, 2013

The Affordable Care Act allows employers to penalize people who don’t participate in voluntary wellness programs or meet certain fitness goals.

Average 401(k) Balance Reaches Record High
Average 401(k) Balance Reaches Record High

on November 15, 2013

According to Fidelity Investments, the average 401(k) balance is up more than 11 percent from a year ago, which was also a record.

Poll: Americans Prefer Male Bosses to Female Ones
Poll: Americans Prefer Male Bosses to Female Ones

on November 15, 2013

Who makes a better boss, men or women? Many people have no preference — but among those who do, more say men.

US Airways, American Merger Probably Means Higher Prices
US Airways, American Merger Probably Means Higher Prices

on November 14, 2013

The Justice Department is clearing the way for the largest airline in the world. It’s probably not great news for you.

In Europe, Bicycles Outsell Cars
In Europe, Bicycles Outsell Cars

on November 14, 2013

Many Europeans would rather use bike pedals than a gas pedal. Can you imagine that happening in America? As it turns out, it’s true here as well.

What Happens If Healthcare.gov Isn’t Fixed by Nov. 30?
What Happens If Healthcare.gov Isn’t Fixed by Nov. 30?

on November 14, 2013

It’s supposed to be, but the government had plenty of time to get it right the first time and failed. So what’s Plan B?

Amazon Will Offer Free Sunday Delivery
Amazon Will Offer Free Sunday Delivery

on November 13, 2013

If you live in the Los Angeles or New York metropolitan areas, you may already be able to get Sunday delivery. Others will get it next year.

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