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Watch out for multilevel marketing schemes

When I was writing my weekly Helpful Money Tips for You newsletter (see Newsletter heading above to subscribe), I ran across an article by a women who was upset because a new coffee shop in her area turned out to be secret “nutrition club,” a recruiting tool for Herbalife. Read more →


Injuries related to some consumer products increase substantially during pandemic despite drop in number of all emergency room visit

During the pandemic, more people are going to emergency rooms for injuries from some consumer products such as batteries, fireworks, all-terrain vehicles, and skateboards, although emergency room treatments for all product-related injuries decreased by 24 percent. Read more →


Electrostatic sprayers with lithium-ion batteries packs are being recalled by Victory Innovations due to fire and explosion hazards

Victory Innovations and Protexus Electrostatic Sprayers are recalling about 405,000 electrostatic sprayers with lithium-ion batteries packs in the U.S. and about 27,000 in Canada. The sprayer’s rechargeable battery pack can overheat and melt. Read more →


Baby boomers have coronavirus on their minds

Two weeks ago, I went to my local co-op to stock up on food due to the possible need to stay home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I bought two weeks’ worth of food. Then, I heard that older people may need to stay home for more than two weeks. So I set out for Costco for a shopping trip. Read more →


Ads for 2020 Super Bowl mostly violent, unimaginative

For some reason, the Super Bowl this year seemed to be so violent and sexist. I'm not a football fan, but I watch the Super Bowl every year to comment on the ads to see if they continue to be violent, sexist, and ageist. This year, the game itself and the ads this were so violent, with dozens of ads for violent TV shows and violent movies. Read more →