Consumer Protection, Healthcare, Money, Safety, Tips & How-To

The rise of medical tourism and why it’s bad news for patients

Medical-Tourism

There are noticeably higher complication rates, even death, in those who’ve chosen to go under the knife across US borders. The wrong decision could save you money, but end up costing you your life.

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How to take control of everyday legal needs with Avvo legal analyst Lisa Bloom

Take-Control-of-Your-Legal-Needs

Avvo legal analyst Lisa Bloom shares her tips on taking control of the legal issues in your life, and getting the advice and help you need.

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Avvo, Consumer Protection, Tips & How-To

Ask Avvo: What questions should I ask before hiring a lawyer?

5-Questions-To-Ask-A-Lawyer-Before-You-Hire

Avvo attorneys answer your legal questions. This week: 5 important questions to ask before hiring a lawyer.

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Consumer Protection, Money, Technology, Tips & How-To

8 ways to save on your cellphone bill

8-ways-to-save-on-your-cellphone-bill

4 ways to cut your cellphone bill in 2015, plus 4 common billing traps to avoid.

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Consumer Protection, Crime & Lawsuits, Healthcare, Safety

6 weight loss crazes that ended in lawsuits

Fad Diets

Top 6 weight-loss trends that ended in false advertising or consumer harm rulings. Sensa, Bowflex, Ab Belts, Shape Ups footwear and more.

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Consumer Protection, Money, Technology, Tips & How-To

Clean out the cookies: Protecting your information after holiday shopping

Clean out the cookies: Protecting your information after holiday shopping

It’s a new year and time for a fresh start: clean up your subscriptions and protect your online privacy by following these steps.

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Consumer Protection, Healthcare, Tips & How-To

New Year’s Resolution: Exercise your rights against unfair gym contracts

Gym Contracts

Health clubs and gyms often gouge patrons with fees, lock-in clauses, and unfair contract terms — be mindful of these hidden provisions.

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Ask Avvo: Can a ‘notario público’ help with my immigration case?

Example of notario advertising. Photo credit: American Bar Association

Avvo attorneys answer your legal questions.

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Consumer Protection, Money

Year-end charitable contributions: Can (and should) you deduct them?

Tax Deductions Charity

A guide to making tax-deductible charitable contributions including which you can deduct and if you should make deductions.

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Consumer Protection

Seasonal shipping: What to do if your packages didn’t arrive on time

Mailbox Snow

A guide to mail services USPS, UPS and FedEx, including transport times, insurance and filing a claim due to loss, damage or theft.

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