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BBB's 10 Steps To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor

Data breaches at local and national companies have put identity theft on the front burner for many consumers. Some consumers may feel helpless to protect themselves, especially when a retailer experiences a security breach. 558 more words


5 Tips To Lower Your Summer Utility Bill

Summer is just around and that means nice warm weather and hot sunny days. It also means air conditioning….and high summer electric bills. Here are 5 tips to help you lower your summer utility bill.


Time to renovate your condo?

Here in Vermont much of our existing condo stock is now 20-30 years old. For most owners of older condos not much has changed within the home except perhaps a fresh coat of paint or perhaps some updated carpet. 267 more words


Be Careful Hiring Contractors After This Morning's Awful Storms (and Those Predicted for Later Today)

By Shellie Kreter, BBB Communications Assistant

St. Louisans had a stressful morning today after waking up at 5:30 to tornado sirens.  While I’m frazzled enough just from keeping my dog calm throughout the storm, many people now face the much more stressful task of repairing storm damage to their homes. 398 more words



Well, my love affair with Toyota “shopping” may be over! $1.2 billion in fines for concealing safety defects and many, many recalls! Apparently the acceleration problem is killing people and sending others to court. 7 more words

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The World of Online Shopping

So… Amazon. A great site for shopping, gift-ordering, general amusement. I have used them over the past 7 years. To my surprise I have spent about $500 on that site. 309 more words

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