Buying a Used Car

Recent data indicates that 60% of US consumers have been priced out of the new car market. As a result, used vehicle purchases now account for 72% of automotive sales. With the average used car purchase price coming in just under $15,000, consumers can’t afford to make a mistake.  A vehicle history report can be a powerful tool in avoiding a vehicle with a troubled past. Few used car buyers have their prospective purchase independently inspected for mechanical issues before the sale. Ignoring these steps can be a costly mistake.

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Reminder: Keep Your Payment Records

Our Greensboro affiliate, WFMY-TV, reminds you to keep your payment records in case a debt resurfaces.   To see the time limits for your state and an overview on the types of debts applicable check out this about.com post. The Federal Trade Commission has some...

Not Your Ordinary Federal Grant

If the Federal Government Grant Processing Center calls, hang up. You should hang up even though the caller tells you that you have qualified for a federal grant of $8,000 to $25,000. Why hang up? Well, did you apply for a federal grant? Thought not! And the caller...

Data Privacy Day Tips

In honor of international Data Privacy Day, here are some things to keep in mind: Share with care, what you post can last a lifetime: Before posting online, think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it. Be aware that when you share...

CyberSeniors

In this Of Consuming Interest interview Brenda Rusnak and Saffron Cassaday, developers of the documentary film “Cyber Seniors,” discuss how their project has helped seniors feel comfortable using the Internet and social networking sites.  ...