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Consumers who buy manufactured homes are charged higher interest rates, have more risks, and face credit barriers, report shows

Manufactured housing, one of the most affordable types of housing available to low-income consumers, makes up 13 percent of the housing stock in small towns and rural America. However, the lower cost of buying a manufactured home often comes with higher interest rates and limited opportunity to refinance. Read more →


Stop using three models of adult portable bed rails due to asphyxiation risk, safety agency warns

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to immediately stop using three models of adult portable bed rails manufactured by Bed Handles Inc. These models – AJ1, BA10W, and BA11W – can create an entrapment hazard and pose a risk of asphyxia to users. Read more →


Academy Award nominated movies for 2020 a departure from usual violent, old plots

For years, I’ve been analyzing Academy Award nominated movies because I think movies are too often violent, ageist, and sexist. I usually watch about 30 movies, going to movie theaters, watching On Demand movies, and renting from Red Box. During the pandemic, I’m not going to theaters. Read more →


Watch out for scammers who contact you about signing up to get funeral expenses from FEMA

If you lost a loved one to covid-19, you may be eligible for a government program that pays for funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay up to $9,000 for funeral expenses for loved ones who died of covid-19. Survivors can apply for benefits by contacting FEMA at 844-684-6333. Read more →


How to avoid coronavirus scams

Scammers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to steal money from people. During these chaotic times, knowing about possible scams is the first step toward preventing them. Scammers are inventing new schemes as well as repurposing old ones. Be alert as you go about your covid daily lives. Read more →