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Skate & scoot scooters by Jakks Pacific are being recalled due to fall hazard

Jakks Pacific is recalling about 162,300 MorfBoard skate & scoot combo scooters with “Y” handlebars. The “Y” handlebar joint on the scooter can break, posing a fall hazard. The company has received 18 reports of the “Y” handlebars breaking. Read more →

Consumer Reports, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety team up to offer list of best new cars for teens

Parents shopping for a safe and reliable 2020 model for their teen drivers can consult a list of recommended vehicles by Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The organizations created this resource following their recently published list of recommended used vehicles for teens. Read more →

Facts and figures for the holidays 2019: Travel

A record number of Americans – 115.6 million – will travel this holiday season. That’s an increase of 3.9 percent over last year, or 4.3 million more people taking a holiday getaway, according to AAA. Auto More than 104 million of those holiday travelers will drive to their destinations and... Read more →

Number of retirees with mortgages increases dramatically

Retirement is different than it used to be. Many more retirees are still trying to pay off their homes. One of four homeowners 30 years ago who were in their late 60s and 70s still had a mortgage. These days, nearly half have one. When people turned 80, mortgages used to be unusual, with just 3 percent being mortgage holders. These days, one in four of these older seniors have mortgages, according to “Housing America’s Older Adults 2019,” a report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.  Seniors who have paid off their homes have more money to spend, which improves their standard of living in retirement. Read more →

Watch out for flood-damaged used vehicles in the Washington, D.C., area

With thousands of vehicles in a Monday storm, which released a month’s worth of rain in an hour, flood damaged vehicles in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area could run in the hundreds. Because of the computerization, electronics, and sophisticated safety technology found in today’s vehicles, it’s critical that you avoid getting stuck with one of these lemons. Read more →

Carnival fined after admitting dumping garbage in the ocean, again

Princess Cruise Lines and its parent, Carnival Cruise Lines, were ordered to pay a $20 million criminal penalty Monday and will be under more supervision after admitting to violations of its probation related to dumping waste into the ocean. Princess was convicted and sentenced in April 2017, after pleading guilty... Read more →

How government regulations help consumers

Conservatives rail against government regulations, and the Trump administration is doing its best every day to cut government regulations that corporations hate. However, government regulations help consumers. A report by the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards lists 10 worker, health, safety, and transportation standards that could help consumers this summer. “Summer... Read more →

Baby boomers learn life skills over time

Baby boomers have learned how to navigate life through all its obstacles and challenges. Each time something happens, a new life skill is learned. Sometimes new knowledge comes from nowhere and is greatly appreciated. It’s what makes life interesting and how boomers survive and thrive. Our baby boomer bloggers have... Read more →

Pedestrians: Pay attention when crossing the street and don’t eat pizza

As a careful driver, I’m very respectful of pedestrians. I know they have the right of way in the crosswalk and can cross at any corner, even if a crosswalk isn’t painted there. I always stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. However, I’m becoming impatient with pedestrians who stroll across the... Read more →