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November 2019

Baby boomers bundle up and keep writing

Burr. An early chill descended across the county, and Jennifer Koshak of Unfold and Begin said they were even feeling it in Florida. One day, the daytime temps didn’t get out of the ’50s. Sigh. Although we don’t often have snow here in the Seattle area, it’s been cold. Read more →


Number of retirees with mortgages increases dramatically

Retirement is different than it used to be. Many more retirees are still trying to pay off their homes. One of four homeowners 30 years ago who were in their late 60s and 70s still had a mortgage. These days, nearly half have one. Read more →


Trump administration’s decision to roll back light bulb standards will cost consumers billions

The Consumer Federation of America thinks the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposed determination that new lighting efficiency standards aren't needed is riddled with factual errors and is based on seriously flawed assumptions and methodology. Read more →


Skylight recalls power adapters sold with digital photo frames due to electric shock hazard

Skylight is recalling about 65,000 series I power adapters for Skylight digital photo frames in the United States and about 159 in Canada. The power adapter casing can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs, posing an electrical shock hazard. Read more →


Best wishes on Veterans Day

There are about 20.4 million veterans in America, and they make up less than 10 percent of the adult population in the country, according to the Pew Research Center. The center offers these facts about those who have served in the military and how they’re changing: Read more →


AT&T to pay $60 million to settle FTC charges it ‘throttled’ customers with ‘unlimited’ data plans

AT&T Mobility will pay $60 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit over allegations that the wireless provider misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds. Read more →