Life Insurance Is a Necessity If You Have Dependents, Even In Tough Times

January 31st, 2009 by ConsumerBob


Almost three out of every five Americans have not purchased life insurance because they think it is too expensive, even though the cost of these policies has remained stable or even dropped over the past decade.

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.

Stretch Your Dollar: Save On Auto Insurance

December 28th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


It’s a bill you may only look at once or twice a year when it comes due, but taking a closer look now at what you’re paying for auto insurance could help you stretch your dollar.

FDIC Criticizes Banks’ Overdraft Fees

December 24th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


Banks received an estimated $1.97 billion in overdraft protection fees in 2006, representing 74 percent of the $2.66 billion in service charges on deposit accounts that they reported, according to a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation study released this week. In fact, total overdraft fee income made up about 6 percent of the total net operating […]

What Happens if Your Insurance Company Goes Bust

December 18th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


The NY Times looks at some cases when insurance companies are closed down, and how stronger insurance companies may come to their rescue. For more consumer news, visit Consumer World.

FDIC Criticizes Banks’ Overdraft Fees

December 18th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


Banks received an estimated $1.97 billion in overdraft protection fees in 2006, representing 74 percent of the $2.66 billion in service charges on deposit accounts that they reported, according to a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation study released this week. In fact, total overdraft fee income made up about 6 percent of the total net operating […]

Struggling to Balance Your Budget? I.I.I. Offers Ways to Save Money on Your Auto Insurance in a Recession

December 17th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


With the Dow in the tank and the recession now “official”, finding ways to save money can be daunting. If you’re shopping for new auto insurance, or if you haven’t changed or updated your policy in the past year or two, check with your agent or insurance company representative – you may be surprised by […]