Do you suspect you may have hearing loss? It may be time to get checked. In this video, Savvy Consumer Chris Bjorklund explains how to get an easy and inexpensive hearing test. Read more
Debtors, know your rights! In this video, Savvy Consumer Chris Bjorklund explains the rules and guidelines debt collectors must follow when they try to collect a debt. Read more
People scrambling to find apartments and rental houses often pay for rental listings. Sadly, some of them find that the lists they buy are worthless. One man paid more than $200 for a list of homes to rent, and when he visited three of the addresses, he discovered they were occupied. Applying for a refund was equally frustrating. The agency said the agreement he signed allowed them to take up to 90 days to issue a refund. Three months later, their phone was disconnected and the company disappeared with his money.
Another common scam is to require people who respond to a phony rental ad to pay for a credit report. The con artists collect a commission or simply keep the fee. Read more
Have a fireplace? Make sure you properly store your firewood to avoid insect infestations and other problems. Read more
Watch this video to learn how to avoid choking hazards for your children. Read more
Do you know how to spot a weight loss scam? Watch this video for some helpful tips. Read more
Do you have your Thanksgiving turkey yet? Watch this video for some helpful shopping and cooking tips. Read more