Don't Get Scammed Get Smart: Becoming A Savvy Consumer

Every month I share one of my seven steps consumers should take when they’re considering a purchase. Today’s helpful hint focuses on my fourth step I call Ensure. Before you purchase a product or service, I want you to Ensure that you’re engaging in an ethical negotiation, an equitable contract, and getting an effective guarantee.  Here’s a link to a story about a consumer who didn’t Ensure any of the three when she needed protection from her long-time pest control company.

Why you should hire a licensed plumber rather than the guy down the street!

When it comes to plumbing issues in your home, it's tempting to seek the quickest and cheapest solution. However, choosing to hire a licensed plumber instead of "the guy down the street" can make a world of difference in terms of safety, quality, and peace of mind. In this article, we'll explore why it's essential to hire a licensed plumber for your home plumbing work. Licensed plumbers undergo extensive training and education to earn their credentials. Learn more....

Sketchy of the Week: Credit Karma

Credit Karma is feeling the consequences of what else well, karma. The credit company agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges levied by the Federal Trade Commission. According to the FTC, Credit Karma deceived consumers by falsely saying they had been pre approved for credit cards or loans offered by banks and lenders that use the company to promote their financial products. Find out more....

Make the right choice for your moving insurance BEFORE you need it!

Moving to a new home can be an exciting but stressful experience. It involves a lot of planning, packing, and coordination. One crucial aspect of the moving process that often gets overlooked is insurance. While professional moving companies take great care of your belongings, accidents and unexpected events can still occur. We will  provide a comprehensive guide to moving insurance options, helping you protect your valuable possessions during relocation. Learn more about how to protect yourselfwhen you are moving. 

Ask Dale: The mechanic damaged my car. What can I do?

Here's today's real consumer question from our real consumer. Harry tells us I took my car for service to a local garage to fix my trunk lid. One week later, I was driving my car and the back window shattered. I think the trunk repair is to blame. Can I make the garage pay for the damage? Find out the answer. 
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Don't Get Scammed: Get Smart!