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January 2022

FRIGG pacifiers are being recalled due to choking hazard

Mushie & Co. is recalling about 333,725 FRIGG Silicone Pacifiers. The base of the silicone nipple has a fine slit that can cause the nipple to detach from the plastic shield, posing a choking hazard. Mushie & Co. has received eight reports of the silicone nipple detaching. Read more →


Be sure to check out the interest rate before you sign up for a new credit card

On LinkedIn Wednesday, I read an article about the Capital One Venture X credit card by Ana Staples, a reporter for Bankrate, an independent, advertising-supported publisher, and comparison service website. Staples said she loves credit cards, and she enthusiastically recommended the Capital One Venture X credit card. Read more →


Amazon shuts down its ‘Sold by Amazon’ program nationwide following state investigation

Amazon will shut down the “Sold by Amazon” program nationwide following a price-fixing investigation by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. As part of a consent decree, Amazon is required to stop the “Sold by Amazon” program and provide the agency with annual updates on its compliance with antitrust laws. Read more →


Tips for filing your 2021 taxes

In 2021, Congress expanded tax benefits and made other advanced payments in response to the covid-19 pandemic and the resulting financial impact. This may increase the amount of money you’ll receive through your tax refund. You also may be eligible to access other benefits when you file a tax return. Read more →


The best states to retire in 2022

It’s a question that comes up frequently these days. Where’s a cheaper place to live? Using safety, affordability, quality of life, health-related factors, and more than 40 other categories, WalletHub, a personal finance website, compared the 50 states to help retirees find the best way to retire. Read more →


Agency warns consumers to stop using baby loungers following two infant deaths due to suffocation

After reports of two infant deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to stop using the Podster, Podster Plush, Bummzie, and Podster Playtime (the Podsters) infant loungers made by Leachco Inc. Thursday’s warning comes several months after another brand of loungers was recalled. Read more →


Cookbooks to help you brighten 2022

If you’re like me, you’ve done more cooking during the pandemic than in any recent time period. In fact, for the first time, I got tired of cooking. This list of 19 cookbooks from the Food Tank brightened my day. The cookbooks are full of bright flavors, personal stories, and rich traditional knowledge. Read more →


Watch out for tech support scams

Since everyone is online more during the pandemic, there’s an increased urgency about fixing computers if there’s a problem. Scammers, as always, are lurking around just looking for a new opportunity to strike. They’re offering even more phony tech support services. Read more →


How to keep food safe when the power goes out

Winter storms with feet of snow are making their way across the nation. Even here in the Seattle area, we had more than a foot of snow. With snow storms blanketing the eastern United States, including Georgia and South Carolina, thousands are or have been without power. Food poisoning is a real threat during a power outage. Read more →