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November 2014

Today’s consumer tip: How to get along with your relatives at Thanksgiving get-togethers

For some families, gathering for the holidays can mean fighting and bringing up festering wounds from the past. Listening, repeating what the other person says, nodding in agreement, apologizing, and using a positive tone are some suggestions that may help. For an explanation of why these techniques have value and... Read more →

Recall of the Week: 11 models of Graco Strollers due to fingertip amputation hazard

Graco is recalling about 4.7 million strollers in United States, about 202,000 in Canada, and about 10,300 in Mexico. The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports... Read more →

Tips for safe holiday shopping

Think safety when shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday and when donating to a charity on Giving Tuesday Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday – the holiday shopping season is here, and the Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Western Washington and Oregon... Read more →

How to save money on beauty products

The price of beauty products can get high, but ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, found that shoppers don’t always have to pay high prices for products comparable to brand-name items. In its December 2014 issue, ShopSmart reports on high-priced products shoppers can swap out to save money. “Don’t over-spend on beauty... Read more →

Health care: Open enrollment draws scam artists

By Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, Attorney Federal Trade Commission It’s open season for everyone who wants to switch health coverage. As you select your health insurance plan, watch out for scams. Whether you are on Medicare, selecting a plan through the Affordable Care Act, or have private insurance, here are some... Read more →

Baby boomer bloggers focus on retirement, aging, health, and computers

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #381. This week’s report is all about baby boomers aging and retiring. Topics include: A retiree’s life. How to sell your business. The best tablets for seniors. Whether boomers have changed with the culture.... Read more →