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January 22  • 

6 weight loss crazes that ended in lawsuits

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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January 6  • 

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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January 6  • 

New Year’s Resolution: Exercise your rights against unfair 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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December 30  • 

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

Avvo attorneys answer your legal questions.

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December 29  • 

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

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

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December 24  • 

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

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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December 17  • 

5 retail ‘deals’ to avoid this holiday shopping season

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

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December 11  • 

Should you add travel insurance to your holiday wish list?

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

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December 11  • 

Throwback Thursday: Target data breach, one year later

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

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December 9  • 

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

Avvo attorneys answer your legal questions.

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