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July 2017

Credit repair companies to pay $2 million to settle charges of illegal practices

Four California-based credit repair companies and three individuals are being accused of misleading consumers and charging illegal fees. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges that the companies not only charged illegal advance fees for credit repair services, but also misrepresented their ability to repair consumers’ credit scores. Under a proposed... Read more →

What boomers are up to on July Fourth

Meryl Baer, blogging at Six Decades and Counting, admits that she’s not a very good house cleaner. In fact, she says, she could probably win a prize for worst house cleaner. Baer offers a short story illustrates this fact: Her three-year-old son – this true event occurred decades ago –... Read more →

American Promotional Events recalls fireworks due to burn and injury hazards

American Promotional Events is recalling about 36,100 TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks. The fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers. The company has received three incident reports, resulting in three people suffering burn injuries. No property damage has been reported. This... Read more →