Category Archives: Consumer Rights

Calling 911 – No Longer Free with MagicJack and other wireless companies

As of August of 2013 MagicJack will charge their users for 911 calls. The reason for this is that 911 centers across the country are choosing to charge a fee to companies like MagicJack to connect their customers to 911. … Continue reading

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We Need to Know – Who Makes The Products We Buy?

WE NEED TO KNOW Who Makes The Products We Buy? Many people don’t realize there’s a relatively small group of companies that manufacture and distribute the great majority of food and common household products most of us buy and use … Continue reading

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AARP – Can They Help You Save Money?

AARP stands for the “American Association of Retired Persons”. But don’t let the “retired” part throw you. When you join AARP you become a member of a huge organization that advocates for people age 50 and older, retired or not, … Continue reading

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ABOUT YOUR FICO SCORE (credit score)

ABOUT YOUR FICO SCORE (credit score) Your FICO® Score (pronounced FY-koh), also known as your “credit score” is a system used for scoring your credit, loan, and payment history. The reason it’s called your “FICO” score is because the system … Continue reading

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When you can’t get a refund you deserve: About Charge-backs & Payment Disputes

WHEN YOU CAN’T GET A REFUND or WHEN YOU CAN’T GET AUTO-SHIPMENTS TO STOP All too often we consumers are faced with paying good money for shoddy workmanship, poor quality merchandise, and sellers who won’t do the right thing. It seems customer … Continue reading

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SWEET POTATOES or YAMS? Finally, answers to your questions!

FRUSTRATED when it comes to buying SWEET POTATOES or YAMS? We were too, partly because we thought all orange-fleshed, moist roots/tubers were Yams. We were wrong. And, we’ve just discovered, so are most other consumers and grocery stores. After years of … Continue reading

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To BOYCOTT or NOT To BOYCOTT

From time to time we’re contacted by a reader who may ask us about our views of a certain company or ask us why we boycott or don’t boycott a certain company. This post was written to answer inquiries on this … Continue reading

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Future Medical & Retirement Costs About To Increase – What You Can Do

This issue matters to everyone in the United States, regardless of your age. It’s about Medicare and Social Security costs and benefits. Everyone who makes it to their 60s will eventually need Medicare and Social Security, so even if you’re … Continue reading

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Facebook will soon be removing all “Discussions” from pages

Facebook will soon be removing all “Discussions” from all public facebook pages. Similar to the “Notes” section on private pages, the facebook discussions section was the only place on facebook where we (or any page admins) could post articles of importance and … Continue reading

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National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA)

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is a nonprofit organization with a website www.Unclaimed.org that can help you find money that might be due you or your family members from sources like forgotten bank accounts, inheritances, utility-bill refunds, … Continue reading

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