When someone you don't know sends an email about your federal tax information, it's understandable that you'd be cautious. It's equally understandable that you'd question an unsolicited letter from lawyers talking about trustee changes at your mortgage company. KOMO viewers contacted the Problem Solvers- with questions about both.
Northwest wildfires are ruining a lot of vacations and burning budgets for many families who paid in advance for a vacation rental. Some establishments offer full refunds, but when you lose lodging due to a wildfire or any other natural disaster, there's no such thing as an automatic refund guarantee.
Want to help your kids save money on their car insurance? You might want to consider keeping them on your family policy.
The recent New Yorker magazine article "The REALLY Big One" has a lot of people asking about earthquake insurance. Remember the basic homeowner’s policy does not provide earthquake coverage. You have to buy a separate policy for that.
Avocados are rich in antioxidants and a good source of potassium, folate and other B vitamins. Plus they're loaded with fiber.
When it comes to long-term investing, putting that money to work for you for 10 years or more, a lot of people still prefer cash, according to a new study by Bankrate.com.
Military families often pay a financial price for their service to the country – dealing with more credit card debt and owning fewer assets than civilians, according to a new report.
When you're on a limited budget, you've got to be very creative with the meals you prepare. A new cookbook show you how to stretch those food dollars.
Federal officials have hit several Southern California distributors with tens of millions of dollars in fines for falsely advertising a dietary supplement's ability to restore memory loss and improve brain function.
The local Better Business Bureau reports scammers are using the name of a legit local company to trick people into thinking they've been hired as work-at-home employees.
Here’s some good news for anyone who needs a federal student loan to go to college. On July 1, the fixed rates for new federal loans – Stafford and PLUS loans – will adjust. And those rates are going down.
A local woman says all she wanted was a free sample of face cream. But the free sample morphed into unwanted products and more than $400 on her credit card.
Buy a car and there's a good chance you'll get hit with what's called a "documentation fee.” This is an extra charge, often hundreds of dollars, that supposedly covers the dealership's cost to handle the paperwork for that purchase.
We don't hear all that much about it, but financial elder abuse is a serious and growing crime in this country. It's estimated that seniors lose more than $3 billion each year to financial exploitation.
More than a third of the adults in this country (35 percent) have never checked any of their credit reports. And that's not good.
Need a small loan right away? You might be tempted to borrow from your credit card company. It's called a “cash advance” and it's really convenient. It's also very costly.
The promise of free internet and mobile service sounded great to a local woman trying to save money. So she signed up with a California company called FreedomPop. The high-tech startup offers free voice, text and data as a gateway to it's many fee-based wireless and data plans and it's catching on. In fact, FreedomPop recently announced plans to expand to the UK. But Leslie Maxwell wonders if it's getting too big too quickly.
From flooded rivers in Texas to used car lots in your community- rusting wrecks are headed our way. It happens every time major flooding leaves large quantities of water-soaked vehicles.