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January 2018

How to avoid revenge porn and what to do if you’ve been targeted

Having nude photos of yourself put on the internet without your permission is extremely upsetting. One woman said photos of her were posted by an ex-boyfriend, not once, but twice, and included her name, her job, and the city she lives in. To avoid being a victim of revenge porn,... Read more →

Did you spend too much on the holidays?

Although the holiday season is over, many consumers are probably dealing with its aftermath. They may have exceeded their budget and are wondering what to do now. And, with unwanted gifts, they may be shopping again or having frustrations returning items. To get an idea of how the first act... Read more →

How to get the best price on an airline ticket

Getting a good price on an airline ticket is complicated. Ticket prices change constantly, while different fare categories and fees can make it hard to figure what you’re getting. Finding a bargain on airfare is possible, though. offers five tips to help you get the best buy on your... Read more →

Baby boomers are cold, cold, cold – mostly – in the severe winter weather

If you are anywhere near the Northeast in the United States, then this past week has been freezing cold. With temperatures hovering near zero when the wind blows it feels like it’s minus 30 degrees. Jennifer Koshak of Unfold and Begin suggests thawing out with boomer blogs. Bloggers in our... Read more →

Takata adds another 3.3 million vehicles to its airbag recall

Takata is recalling 3.3 million more defective airbag inflators as the largest auto recall in the United States is being expanded. In May 2016, a phased recall began due to previous Takata air bag incidents. The recall will continue through December 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.... Read more →

Food safety, worker health threatened by chicken industry’s move to increase line speeds

In the early 1980s, I saw an item in a consumer newsletter that the chicken industry wanted to speed up how fast the chickens moved past the workers in the plant on the way to becoming what consumers buy in the grocery stores and serve on their plates. Since I... Read more →

Southwest Airlines to pay $15 million to settle price fixing charges

Southwest Airlines agreed to pay $15 million Wednesday to settle allegations that the four largest airlines in the United States colluded to keep airline fares high. While the airline said it admitted no wrongdoing but wanted to avoid continued legal expenses, Delta, United, and American airlines said they would continue... Read more →

If your New Year’s resolutions involve weight loss, watch out for exaggerated claims

Want to lose weight in 2018? If so, be prepared for a challenge. You’ll need to diet and exercise regularly to safely lose weight. But, what about those advertisements that promise you’ll lose weight with no effort?” The truth is, those ads are promoting products that won’t deliver on their... Read more →

PHH Mortgage to pay $45 million for improper mortgage servicing

PHH Mortgage Corp. has reached a $45 million settlement with 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 45 state mortgage regulators. The settlement resolves charges that PHH, the nation’s ninth largest non-bank residential mortgage servicer, improperly serviced mortgage loans from Jan. 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2012. The agreement requires... Read more →