As we get older we tend to become more vulnerable to fraud. Con artist know this, which is why they often target seniors.
"A lot of these folks are isolated and lonely and this is the only person calling." said Doug Shadel with AARP Washington.
Tax season has started and you need someone to do your return. Take the time to make the right choice. You want to make sure that company or individual is qualified to do your taxes.
The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Stores are using more realistic versions of the usually tall, svelte, faceless mannequins in windows and aisles. It's part of retailers' efforts to make them look more like the women who wear their clothes.
American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but many aren't taking steps to ensure their data is more secure, says a new Associated Press--GfK Poll.
A super bowl win will really spike the value of many of the players. And when a player's value goes up, so can the value of many items connected to that player's name. But when you start talking about sports collectibles, be careful. Sports memorabilia as an investment is tricky business- regardless of the sport.
Do you know the warning signs of identity theft? You really should, because if you spot a problem early it's often easier to solve.
Neiman Marcus says that a security breach last year may have affected about 1.1 million cards.
The promoters spend a lot of time marveling about how well Roto Punch adds holes "instantly" to items such as belts, purse straps and pet collars. They make it look like a snap. But when I tried it, punching a new hole in a thick leather belt was no where near as "instant" as in the commercial.
Heads-up cell phone users. Scammers have cooked up yet another phone scam to try to rip you off. It's not a robocall. It's not a sales pitch. In fact, with this scam when the phone rings, there's no one on the line.
Target just launched an email alert campaign about its data breach investigationm, but a lot of people are suspicious and think it's a scam.
The Turbo Snake is a flexible, coated wire with a velcro-like tip that's supposed to grab all the hair- and whatever else is causing the clog in your bathroom drain. For about $6, you get 2 snakes- one for the bathroom sink, and one for the shower and tub. The commercial says: "Simply slide the Turbo Snake down the drain, then just give it a twirl, and the Turbo Snake grabs the clog and frees the drain. It's that easy!"
Staying active is also a good way to stay mentally sharp. A growing body of research shows that exercise can help reduce the risk of dementia.
Anyone who does a lot of cooking knows a good, sharp knife is a must - for all the chopping and slicing.
The big Consumer Electronics Show opened this week in Las Vegas with hot new tablets, giant televisions, and all sorts of gadgets that claim to make your life better. A lot of the big buzz this year is about electronics you can wear. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, consumer interested in wearable technology is expected to quadruple in 2014.
Chances are you got a holiday gift that came with a registration card or told you to fill one out online. This is very common with electronic products.