Consumer Reports is launching Green Choice, an initiative to make information about auto emissions more accessible to consumers. It will use a green leaf icon to designate cars and trucks in its ratings that produce among the lowest amount of greenhouse gases and smog-forming emissions.
Financial coaches can help people address concerns by assisting them in defining their own personal financial goals as well as the steps they need to take to meet their goals. Financial coaches usually meet with clients one-on-one to help them.
Some auto insurance companies quoted higher premiums to drivers with lower-paying jobs and less education, investigation shows
Drivers with less education and lower-paying jobs may end up paying more for auto insurance compared to consumers with identical driving records who have advanced degrees or job titles that come with higher pay.
Only one-quarter of consumers surveyed know that funeral homes are required to provide price quotes over the phone and an itemized price list at the funeral home. Only 5 percent of consumers are aware that funeral homes are required to accept a casket provided by the bereaved without charging a handling fee.
The year-end congressional spending bill includes a provision to end surprise medical billing. Americans will now be protected from most surprise bills. The changes take effect on Jan. 1, 2022.
It's important for parents and caregivers to be aware that sometimes toys, which we think of as being fun and entertaining, can be dangerous. In the video, I discuss tips for selecting toys and unsafe toys.
It’s Giving Tuesday, the day that follows Thanksgiving on Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It’s designated for giving to charities and organizations.
Children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards because they are likely to be at home more due to the pandemic, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund warns. It can be a difficult task, trying to keep kids of different ages busy with safe activities they can perform without supervision.
With the pandemic, many local holiday markets and craft fairs have moved online. Scammers are creating phony copycat events that charge for admission and steal your credit card information.
Predatory lenders will take advantage of new federal rule allowing higher interest rates, consumer group says
The True Lender Rule, which questions the power of state governments to regulate interest rate limits, will unleash predatory lending in 50 states. The rule, approved by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, would protect predatory, nonbank lenders from state enforcement.