Emergencies Feed

Bloggers write about joys and sorrows during these challenging times

When life gets tough, I tell my family and friends not to let it steal your joy. That philosophy got me through the Trump years fairly well. However, the massacres this month are weighing heavy on my heart. I hope taking my own advice will help me bounce back soon. Read more →


Cities with the most and least student debt

College debts are one of the largest financial burdens for Americans. They make up the second highest type of household debt after mortgages, totaling $1.61 trillion. That’s about $37,000 per borrower. High balances with payoff times that lasts into middle age force graduates to delay other financial goals. Read more →


Think safety as the U.S. springs forward for Daylight Savings Time

Today, March 13, marks Daylight Saving Time when the U.S. springs forward. You’ve probably already set with many computers and smartphones now changing the time automatically. Remember safety, too, on Daylight Savings Time Day by changing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Read more →


Consumers need to watch out for price gouging and cyberattacks as the war in Ukraine rages on

Due to the war in Ukraine, consumers in the United States could experience impacts. They should be on the lookout for potential price gouging of fuel and other goods and services. And consumers should be aware that there may be cyberattacks. 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 →


On fall back day, remember to change the batteries for your smoke and CO alarms

 Daylight Saving Time ended today, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers it’s yearly reminder about replacing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. With people at home more during the pandemic, fuel-burning heaters and appliances putting in extra work. Read more →


Portable generators are being recalled by Generac due to finger amputation and crushing hazards

Generac is recalling about 321,160 Generac and DR 6500 Watt and 8000 Watt portable generators in the United States and 4,575 in Canada. An unlocked handle can pinch consumers’ fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards. Read more →