Feb 1, 2015

Medical Costs Rise as Retirees Winter in Florida

Medical Costs Rise as Retirees Winter in Florida - NYTimes.com: "Like many retirees, one couple from upstate New York visit doctors in their winter getaway in Florida. But on a recent routine checkup of a pacemaker, a cardiologist there insisted on scheduling several expensive tests even though the 91-year-old husband had no symptoms.

“You walk in the door, and they just start doing things,” said Sally Spencer, 70, who canceled the tests after her husband’s longtime doctor advised her by phone that none of them were needed."

How to Spot a Lemon | Used Car Buying Guide

Consumer Reports

The terror of talons and beaks...my weekly Janesville Gazette video

One of the attractions of the Rock River to Eagles are coots, a bird that looks like a duck and dives for food, but isn't a duck. Instead of web feet, It has big long lobed toes for walking in mud and marshes.

Judgment in FTC Case Against Dish Network Finds Company Liable for Tens of Millions of Telemarketing Violations

Federal Trade Commission

What Tax Preparers Are Really Charging for 2014 Returns


BostInno opinion: "How Amazon Dupes Us into Thinking We Got a Deal"


Delta Air Lines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Gets Locked Out Of Cockpit


FTC takes a stand against illegal robocalls

Consumers Union

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Can't Sell Costly Time Share; Let Them Foreclose?

I have talked to more families ripped off by timeshare salespeople than I can remember. Don't sign up for free vacations...they often lead to high pressure time share salespeople.