BBB Advises Donors on How to Vet Haiti Earthquake Charity Appeals
01/26/2010
As immediate relief needs are assessed in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12th, many Americans are looking for ways to help by donating to a charity. The Better Business Burea..
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Start Saving Now for the Holidays with a Christmas Club Account
01/12/2010
One way to budget for the added expense of gifts, food and decorations over the holidays is to take advantage of a Christmas Club.
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Out of Work? The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring Nationwide
01/12/2010
The national unemployment rate is hovering around 10 percent, but the good news is that the upcoming 2010 Census will create hundreds of thousands of temporary, part-time jobs across the United States. ..
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BBB’s Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for a Consumer-Savvy 2010
01/11/2010
The New Year is here and, because of the rough economy, it’s more important that ever to resolve to be a savvy consumer.
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BBB Wise Giving Alliance Advice on How to Spread the Spirit of Giving Around the Office
12/10/2009
The holidays are a time for giving, but many charities are feeling the squeeze of the recession and donations are down. Promoting philanthropy with employees is a great way to spread the holiday spirit ..
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Be a Savvy Bidder When Hunting Down This Year’s Must-Have Gifts Through Online Auctions
12/10/2009
Online auctions can be a great place for finding deals at any time of year, but over the holidays such sites become hot spots for tracking down popular and hard-to-get gifts — such as new game consoles ..
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Mail-In Rebates: Now Available in Paper or Plastic
12/10/2009
Once the excitement of the holidays wears off, it’s time to start reaping the promised rewards of mail-in rebates. Retailers and manufacturers are changing the way they issue rebates and Better Business..
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Don’t Fall Prey to Identity Thieves over the Holidays
12/10/2009
Identity theft claimed 10 million victims in 2008, a 22 percent increase over 2007, according to a report from Javelin Strategy and Research. Better Business Bureau warns that the holiday season provide..
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BBB Advice on Using Layaway for Holiday Purchases
11/17/2009
As more families struggle in the tough economy, retailers are trying to make paying for holiday gifts more flexible by offering layaway options. With layaway experiencing a comeback, your Better Busines..
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Five Questions to Ask Before Donating to a Charity
11/17/2009
Most charities rely heavily on the goodwill of individual donors during the holiday season to fund their activities throughout the coming year. Last year, charity contributions totaled $307.65 billion: ..
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