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'BUY NOW, PAY LATER' INTEREST DEALS CAN BE COSTLY - There are many ways these deferred interest plans can come back to bite you, especially if you don’t understand how they work.
PROS AND CONS OF STORE CREDIT CARDS - Do you say “yes” you’re offered a big discount on that purchase if you apply for the store’s credit card on the spot? Sometimes it makes sense - but not always.
SHOULD WE EXPECT ANOTHER HOLIDAY DATA BREACH? - What have retailers done since the Target breach a year ago to protect your credit and debit card information? Experts say it's not as much as you might assume.
HOLIDAY PRICE-MATCHING OFFERS Retailers are boasting about their improved price-matching offers this holiday season, but are they mostly a marketing gimmick?
GUESS WHO SPENDS MORE ON IMPULSE PURCHASES? - We all do it, but a new survey finds a definite divide between male and female. Age and education also plays a role.
2014 'NAUGHTY & NICE' LIST FROM CONSUMER REPORTS - The editors have released their annual list of companies that deserve cheers and jeers for the way they treat their customers. Which companies made it this year?
IDENTITY THEFT CAN TAKE A HEAVY TOLL ON VICTIMS - A new survey uncovers emotional problems that can result from identity theft. Many victims experience anger, sadness and depression. A few even have suicidal thoughts.
MOBILE BANKING - MORE DISCLOSURE NEEDED - A New study by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that comparison shopping for mobile banking is difficult due to lack of disclosure.
ILLEGAL ROBOCALLS USED TO SELL "FREE" MEDICAL ALERT DEVICES TO SENIORS - Federal and state authorities have permanently shut down a telemarketing operation that used illegal and deceptive robocalls to target elderly.
FREE CREDIT SCORES ARE EVERYWHERE Where should you go to get your free score, what does it mean and what should you do once you have it?

 
SHOW #36 (December 7, 2014) - The 411 on free credit scores. Also: A new study finds that victims of identity theft can suffer a heavy emotional toll, the pros and cons of pet insurance and why it might be time to ditch your debit card.
SHOW #35 (November 30, 2014) - New satisfaction ratings for cellphone services. Also: Everything you need to know about gift cards, Consumer Reports Naughty & Nice List, the Target breach one year later, and a new survey on impulse shopping.
SHOW #34 (November 23, 2014) - How to be a savvy holiday shopper. Also: Cheap tires aren't a bargain, lessons learned from an ID thief, FOX TV airs Thanksgiving special for pet adoptions, WA helps families cope with in-home care for Alzheimer’s patients.
SHOW #33 (November 16, 2014) - Simple ways to 'catify' your house. Also: More on The Home Depot data breach, help a loved-one with Alzheimer’s deal with hoiday stress, prepaid debit cards, charity scams and pop-up turkey thermometers.
SHOW #32 (November 9, 2014)
Marketing hype used to sell junk food.
Also:
Alzheimer’s Disease risk factors, the top electronic products on holiday wish lists, financial abuse of the elderly, and a chat with music legend Herb Alpert.
SHOW #31 (November 2, 2014) - The real deal on outlet malls. Also: Early-onset Alzheimer’s, the benefits of 3D mammograms, feds sue AT&T, study finds inaccurate pet food ingredient labels and the most/least reliable automakers.
SHOW #30 (October 26, 2014) - Service is the key to happy customers. Also: How to borrow for college, live a long & healthy life, fraudsters using the phone to snag victims, costumes for your pets, and save money on auto insurance.
SHOW #29 (October 19, 2014) - Children continue to die from window cords. Also: Risks of online payday loans, people with ‘coffee’ genes, simple things to reduce the recurrence of breast cancer, Medicare open enrollment scams and can pets get Ebola?
SHOW #28 (October 12, 2014) - Special Edition: The Auto Show. Also: Good deals on new cars, save on car maintenance, your legal rights when buying/repairing a car, drive your dog or cat safely.
SHOW #27 (October 5, 2014) - How America shops today? - frugal.  Also: A refresher course on smoke detectors, should Seattle have a publicly-owned broadband network, dealing with data breaches and stop your dog from digging.


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