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FTC Warns of Illegal Payment Methods

The Federal Trade Commission recently sent out an alert about an important Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) amendment that took effect in June.

According to the FTC these changes make it illegal for telemarketers to use three types of payment methods exploited by con artists and scammers. 228 more words

Better Business Bureau

Earthquakes: 3 Steps to Prepare Now, Before it’s Too Late

July 2016 has been an earthquake-heavy month in California, with at least 18 small earthquakes hitting California’s Central Valley in the days leading up to the 20th – as well as a few more with epicenters in Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California’s service area. 647 more words


10 Tips to Stay More Organized at the Office

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your workday seems to get away from you. With so much to do and so little time to get it all accomplished, it’s easy to find yourself feeling frustrated, lost, and unsure of where to start. 782 more words

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June Scams Roundup

The following are some of the scams reported to Better Business Bureau Northwest during June. In most instances names and locations have been omitted to protect the victims’ privacy. 687 more words

Better Business Bureau

Keep Cool when Hiring an A/C Service

Your BBB has advice on how to find a trustworthy HVAC business.

As we enter July and the warmest months of the year, it’s the perfect time to make sure your air conditioning system is in good condition and can take the heat. 463 more words


Military Millennials: What's Your Emergency Savings Tactical Mission Plan?

Written by guest blogger Letty Stevens, AFC®

Millennial servicemembers, do you have an emergency savings SMEAC? Whether you’re just building emergency savings or adding to it, here’s a basic emergency savings tactical mission plan for you to use today. 594 more words

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Turn up the heat with social media when companies won't fix your consumer problem

Before you sizzle up your favorite meat on the grill this Fourth of July weekend, you  need to look for hidden problems with your grill. 1,023 more words

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