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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Avvo, Consumer Protection, Government, Tips & How-To

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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Consumer Protection, Money, Tips & How-To

5 retail ‘deals’ to avoid this holiday shopping season

Sales and Gimmicks

Store gimmicks like layaway, ‘group sales’ and, especially, retail credit cards actually cause you to spend, not save, more money.

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Consumer Protection, Tips & How-To, Travel

Should you add travel insurance to your holiday wish list?

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance: Types, costs, coverage, and when you should splurge on extra protections.

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Consumer Protection, Technology, Tips & How-To

Throwback Thursday: Target data breach, one year later

Target Security Breach

During the holiday shopping weeks following Thanksgiving, sensitive information including credit card data of millions of Target customers was compromised.

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Avvo, Consumer Protection, Crime & Lawsuits, Rights, Safety, Tips & How-To

Ask Avvo: Is it true I can’t legally hand someone a gun, even just to show it to them?

Gun Ask Avvo

Avvo attorneys answer your legal questions.

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