Start Saving Now for the Holidays with a Christmas Club Account
01/06/2010
One way to budget for the added expense of gifts, food and decorations over the holidays is to take advantage of a Christmas Club. This budgeting tool has been provided by banks and credit unions for de..
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BBB Lists Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2009
01/05/2010
NEWS RELEASE
Better Business Bureau today released a list of the top 10 scams and rip-offs of 2009. Not surprisingly, many scams sought to take advantage of people who were suffering under tough economic circumstanc..
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Be a Savvy Bidder When Hunting Down This Year’s Must-Have Gifts Through Online Auctions
12/29/2009
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
12/16/2009
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
12/02/2009
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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The Better Business Bureau Launches Service to Protect Online Holiday Shoppers
12/02/2009
NEWS RELEASE
Furthering its commitment to create a community of trustworthy businesses, Better Business Bureau has partnered with Azigo, a leader in user-centric technologies, to help consumers find businesses they ..
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BBB Advice on Using Layaway for Holiday Purchases
11/24/2009
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
11/18/2009
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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Make Money From Home with Google? Not so Fast, Warns BBB
11/11/2009
NEWS RELEASE
Better Business Bureau has received more than 1,500 complaints about several dozen Web sites that are trading on the Google name to scam people who want to learn about making money from home. Because th..
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Cash for Appliances is the New Cash for Clunkers
11/03/2009
Following the success of the Cash for Clunkers program, the federal government recently announced the creation of a similar rebate program for consumers looking to purchase new energy-efficient applianc..
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