BBB Advice on Going Green this Holiday Season
12/03/2008
Bing Crosby may have dreamed of a white Christmas but as many Americans adjust their lifestyles to become more environmentally friendly, some will be looking forward to a green Christmas this year. Your..
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BBB Provides Consumers Six Ways to Save Money this Holiday Season
12/03/2008
As the nation collectively tightens its belt this winter, many families are looking for ways to save money without sacrificing any of their holiday cheer. Better Business Bureau is providing advice on h..
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BBB Advice on Giving, and Receiving, Pre-paid Bank Cards
12/02/2008
Pre-paid bank cards are like gift cards, but can be used anywhere credit cards are accepted, allowing the recipient more flexibility in where the money can be spent. Pre-paid bank cards aren’t without t..
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Tough Times for Business? BBB Advice on Wooing Customers this Holiday Season
12/02/2008
All indications are that consumers will be very careful about their spending this holiday season and will be more vigilant than in recent years in their hunt for bargains and deals. In expectation of we..
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New Opt-Out Rules for Recorded Message Telemarketing Calls In Effect Today
12/02/2008
Effective today, any telemarketing call that delivers a prerecorded message must include a quick and easy way to opt out of receiving future calls. The opt-out must work both for consumers who answer th..
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Want to Buy Tickets to the Obama Inauguration? Let the Buyer Beware
11/25/2008
A record number of Americans want to be a part of history and attend the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama but, unfortunately, only 250,000 tickets are up for grabs. While many websites are c..
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BBB Advice for Safe Online Shopping This Holiday Season
11/25/2008
Bargain hunters will undoubtedly be flocking to the Internet for holiday sales this year, and overall, online sales are again expected to increase this season as more shoppers forego the trip to the sto..
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Charities: Where Are My Donations Really Going?
11/25/2008
Ready or not, the holiday season is just around the corner. For many charities, it is the most important time of year to raise a significant part of their annual budget. More than 80% of the money ra..
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The Requests for Info Look Legit, But the Motives Are Not
10/16/2008
[Arlington, VA., May 11, 2006] -- Sometimes the subject lines hint at great wealth ("Triple your income"). Other times, they imply that a business stands ready to give you a great deal ("We have four ..
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BBB Advice on Finding a Seasonal Job for the Holidays
10/16/2008
In light of the current downward trend of the U.S. economy, the National Retail Federation estimates that holiday retail spending will increase by a paltry 2.2 percent, the slowest rate of growth in the..
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