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One of the things I hope you will learn from my website is empowerment. That includes taking charge of your own money and knowing how to fight for your consumer rights. Learn how to protect yourself and effectively battle bureaucracy.Helpful Guides and Links:
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Don't get short-changed when selling gold

Don't get short-changed when selling gold

Looking to sell unwanted gold jewelry for cash? Studies show too many are getting short changed. There's only one way to make sure you're getting the real value.

Should You Get A New Computer If You're Running Windows XP?

Now that Microsoft has put the kibosh on support for Windows XP, I'm advising people to ditch their old desktops or laptop computers that run this antiquated operating system. After 12 years, Microsoft support for Windows XP officially ended on April 8. That means Microsoft is no longer providing security ...

New Data Breach May Impact 200 Million Americans

It's a data breach that threatens to be twice as large as the Target breach late last year…and you probably haven't heard about it yet. I've been getting a lot of questions posted on my website and from my callers asking about a data breach that came to light during ...

Remove Web Search History and Keep Searches Private

Are you concerned with all the discussion about online tracking by the government and private industry? There are some simple steps you can take to limit it. The use of cookies to track your web browsing and serve up relevant ads is one of the easiest things to stop. For ...

Easy way to stay on top of auto recalls

If you're concerned with auto safety, the government now has a notification e-mail system that will alert you to recalls for your specific make, model, and year of car. There are recalls of cars all the time. Some serious, like braking and steering issues, or sudden acceleration; and others that ...

Who's the worst company in America?

March Madness is here! Here's your chance to vote in a bracket-style tournament to find the worst company in America! blog does the Worst Company in America elimination each year, starting with 40 companies that are nominated by readers. Then they progressively narrow it down by vote to just ...

New way to opt out of mobile tracking

Marketers are gaga over our smartphones. They're always with us. And they emit a signal that researchers and marketers have figured out how to capture and track. Each phone has unique identifiers that it sends out based on your WiFi MAC address and Bluetooth address. That's how Apple knows so ...

High quality toilet paper comes cheap

Think you have to spend a lot for high quality toilet paper? Think again. Consumer Reports  says the best toilet paper in America is a Wal-Mart exclusive -- White Cloud 3-ply Ultra Soft and Thick. At 25 cents per 100 sheets, White Cloud got a high score of 88 based ...

Punishment for data breaches at banks

Not a day goes by that we don't have another announcement about some kind of banking or data breach. The sad fact is that we are the last nation on earth that does *not* have a secure payment system in place. Unfortunately, there are no consequences to our banks being ...

10 Companies With the Worst Customer Service

While I usually like to present a positive spin on things, today I want to dedicate a moment to telling you about retailers that have the worst customer service. The stats below were crunched by 24/7 Wall St. based in part on results from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). ...

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