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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?
MILLENNIALS WANT DIGITAL GIFT CARDS - A new survey shows Millennials love gift cards, but they prefer digital ones that they can't lose or forget at home.
FEDS SUE DATING SITES FOR DECEPTIVE MARKETING - The Federal Trade Commission claims false profiles and computer-generated correspondence was used to trick people into signing up for paid memberships.
BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF SERVING MILITARY BASES - A new study by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that financial institutions on military bases don't always look out for the best interests of servicemembers.
WHAT ARE YOU REALLY FEEDING YOUR PET? - A new study finds that you can’t always trust the ingredient labels on dog and cat foods or treats.
HALLOWEEN GOES TO THE DOGS...AND CATS  - About 23 million people will dress their pets this Halloween. Here's how to pick the right costumes that won't stress your pet.
CONSUMERS GET GRUMPY ABOUT PRICE HIKES  - A new survey finds that rising prices are eating away at customer satisfaction for a wide variety of items, including food, clothing, cleaning products and toiletries.
FIGHTING ID THEFT TAKES A LITTLE WORK - Are you helping ID thieves steal your money and personal information? Two new surveys show many Americans do just that by not taking the simple steps to protect themselves.

 
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.
SHOW #26 (September 28, 2014) - Want to talk? Put away the cellphone. Also: Also: Companies trying to block online reviews, CR looks at urgent care clinics, website over-charging by $1,000 or more and ways to help senior cats/dogs.
SHOW #25 (September 21, 2014) - Seattle helps build hospital in Zambia. Also: World Alzheimer’s Day, CR warns about high levels of mercury in fish, beware of bogus “free travel" offers in the mail and tips on how to adopt a shelter pet.
SHOW #24 (September 14, 2014)  Consumer Reports Reveiws iPhone 6. Also: How much money does it really take to retire, why fortified waters are a waste of money, spotting the bogus bill scam and disaster preparedness for pets.


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