Pack the Right Credit Card to Avoid Overseas Surcharges

January 31st, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Before going abroad, you better find a credit card that does not charge you an extra three percent for purchases made overseas. Here are two, plus tip on finding the best travel insurance policy. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

Wal-mart Pressuring Mfrs. to Lower Prices

January 27th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Now that oil prices have dropped, Wal-mart is coming to the consumer’s aid by pressuring manufacturers of packaged goods to lower their prices (that they had raised last year due to higher costs). For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

Why is it so Hard to Refinance?

January 25th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Many people are going to banks to refinance now that mortgages are around 5%. For two-thirds of them, the bank says no. Here’s why. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

Latest on the Peanut Butter Recall

January 19th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Check the FDA’s website for the latest information on what peanut butter products have been recalled. Generally speaking, peanut butter in jars is NOT being recalled. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

$50 All You Can Talk Plan May Spur Price War

January 17th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Sprint’s Boost Mobile brand has just introduced a $50 unlimited talk and text plan, and it might trigger a price war. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

Deceptive Ads Disguised as Windows Alerts

January 15th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Is it a real Windows alert message or is it an advertisement? Some marketers try to trick you into thinking it is a legitimate alert message. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

January 13th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The Wall Street Journal says that prepaying your mortgage today may not be the best use for your money. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

Should You Prepare Your Mortgage?

January 11th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The Wall Street Journal says that prepaying your mortgage today may not be the best use for your money. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

High Bank Overdraft Fees Hit Depositors

January 7th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Now, even the FDIC says that banks are charging too much to customers when they overdraw their accounts. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

Restore the US Office of Consumer Affairs!

January 5th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The NY Times has editorialized that Barack Obama should reinstitute the position of special advisor to the President for Consumer Affairs. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.