PODCAST: NEW RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Also: Many people too cautious with long-term investments, dealing with car hacking, fake hotel booking sites and most common medical problems for cats.
 

WATCH OUT FOR FAKE HOTEL BOOKING SITES
It's easy to make a mistake when you make a hotel reservation online. In fact, scammers and dishonest businesses are counting on it. Book your room with one of these rogue sites and it could be a costly mistake.
 

PODCAST: NEW WEBSITE RATES SURGEONS
Also: Consumer Reports takes a stand on liquid laundry detergent pods, “Market Mavens” economic forecast for the next 12 months, avoiding the dangers of public Wi-Fi and top medical conditions for dogs.
 

MILITARY FAMILIES OFTEN PAY A FINANCIAL PRICE FOR THEIR SERVICE
A new survey finds that military families tend to carry more debt and have significantly fewer tangible assets than civilians. Help is available for those struggling with their finances.
 

PODCAST: FEDS WANT SMART PHONE ENCRYPTION KEYS
Also: New figures on the hot Seattle housing market, how to determine how much life insurance you need, credit card interest rate reduction scams and a new cookbook for families on a tight budget.
 

INTEREST RATE REDUCTION SCAM TYPICALLY STARTS WITH ROBOCALL
This scam, which has been around for years, typically starts with a robocall – often from “Rachel” or someone else at Card Member Services. Don’t believe their lies. They cannot dramatically lower the rates on your credit cards. Hang up!
 

PODCAST: AMERICA'S FAVORITE RESTAURANTS
Also: The new Plenti rewards card, how to avoid tech support scams and the facts about tilapia.
 

NEW RESTAURANT SURVEY: SATISFACTION WITH FAST FOOD DROPS
Americans are growing increasingly tired of fast food. As the economy improves, more people are choosing quality over price when they dine out. And the top-rated restaurants are…
 

PODCAST: LAWSUIT CLAIMS 'TOXIC FUMES' ON PLANES
Also: What to do if your dog or cat gets stung by a bee, Consumer Reports rates exterior paints and stains, student loan debt relief scams, and how to help your pets deal with hot weather.
 

GOT A NEW PLENTI REWARDS CARD? BETTER CHECK THE FINE PRINT
This new card from American Express lets you earn loyalty points from hundreds of stores and bank them in one place. But there's a big catch: Right now you can only use Plenti points at four of those retailers.

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