Since I wrote an article recently on the top consumer and personal finance stories of 2021, I was interested in a list offered by U.S. PIRG on the progress made in health, climate, and consumer issues in 2021. U.S. PIRG, a public interest research group, and its state partners worked on or supported many of these issues.
Black Friday sales are already starting, so what you need to do is start watching the ads and continue to compare prices. While 2021 might be a more “normal” year than 2020, Black Friday 2021 will be more like last year than previous years.
EPA takes action on PFAS, ‘forever chemicals’ found in products ranging from cosmetics to food packaging
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agency’s comprehensive Strategic Roadmap on Monday to confront PFAS contamination nationwide. PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are widely used in industry and consumer products. They’re highly persistent in the environment.
Twenty years ago, on Sept. 11, I was just beginning a vacation in Spain and Portugal with my daughters. It was frightening to be so far from home and not know what was happening. Here’s the account of my vacation that appeared in The Tacoma (Washington) News Tribune on Oct. 3, 2001:
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday on promoting competition in the American economy. It launches a government effort to combat growing market power in the U.S. economy by seeking to ensure that markets are competitive.
Spring is here, and it’s a great time to get your home and your finances in order. Here are some tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help you get started on spring cleaning your finances:
The Boeing Co. has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a criminal charge related to a conspiracy to defraud the FAA’s Aircraft Evaluation Group in its evaluation of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane.
It’s a strange Thanksgiving this year, sitting at home by myself eating my turkey dinner rather than being in Madrid or Sacramento with one of my daughters. However, by staying home, I’m increasing the changes that I’ll be alive next summer to visit them.
What are your July 4th plans? This year, three-quarters of consumers plan to celebrate Independence Day, down from 86 percent in 2019. Much of the decline is because fewer consumers plan to go to traditional celebrations such as a fireworks show.
For several months now, I’ve been writing a weekly newsletter called “Helpful Money Tips for You.” It offers the latest information on how you can get what you want for your money. This week, I came across a most helpful tip.