Aug 27, 2010

Paddle Boarding on Lake Wingra, WI

Last Minute Car Renters Benefit from Hidden Price Drops

Mouse Print

Is your child's backpack load too heavy?

Google Earth Tracking Down Illegal Activities

Is there a Treasury bond bubble?

Auto Warranty Robocaller To Pay $2.3 Million, Sell Mercedes For Consumer Redress


Public Relations Firm to Settle FTC Charges that It Advertised Clients' Gaming Apps Through Misleading Online Endorsements


Allegation: It Could Take 20 Bottles Of Tea To Get Health Benefits Of 1 Home-Brewed Cup - The Consumerist

 The Consumerist

3 alternatives to texting and driving

Ready, Set…Sue! Forced Arbitration Fading

Money Talks News

2 car safety features worth the money

How to Replace Six Vital Documents

Get Rich Slowly

Fake check scams getting better

Akron Ohio News
At one time, Cynthia Sich, the consumer protection official quoted in this article, was a consumer protection manager with Wisconsin Consumer Protection. 

SOS: This "free sample" had a high cost

Aug 13, 2010

Phone bill scams

Don't Fall For Green Millionaire's 'Free Trial' Offer

The Consumerist

What They Know - WSJ

WSJ  "Marketers are spying on Internet users -- observing and remembering people's clicks, and building and selling detailed dossiers of their activities and interests. The Wall Street Journal's What They Know series documents the new, cutting-edge uses of this Internet-tracking technology. The Journal analyzed the tracking files installed on people's computers by the 50 most popular U.S. websites, plus The Journal also built an "exposure index" -- to determine the degree to which each site exposes visitors to monitoring -- by studying the tracking technologies they install and the privacy policies that guide their use. "

Secrets to Maximizing Social Security


Red flag raised again over door-to-door magazine sales


New ID theft targets kids' Social Security numbers

Washington Examiner

Where Not to Use Your Debit Card

» The Five Minute Rule


10 Investment Traps to Avoid


Aug 7, 2010

Personal Health - Skin Infections Can Spread Like Wildfire at the Gym

DIY Danger: Linseed Oil That Can Self-Combust

I Can't Afford Cable Anymore. How Can I Revive My Analog TV?

The Consumerist

FTC Issues Final Rule to Protect Consumers in Credit Card Debt


2 charged in first-of-its-kind credit fraud case

Washington Post

Silence Can Be A Great Negotiating Tactic

Sweating The Big Stuff

As Finances Tighten, Furloughs Give Way to Pay Cuts

Some for-profit schools allegedly mislead students

New York Times

Dish Network: #1 in Customer Satisfaction?

Read the fine print in Mouseprint

top 100 free Windows software downloads


10 Things Home-Security Firms Won't Tell You

Wall Street Journal

Allegation: "Taco Bell eyed as CDC looks into salmonella outbreak "


A related article mentions Wisconsin.