Dec 28, 2015

Target Jumps On Gift Card Exchange Bandwagon; Offers Customers Less Than Cards Are Worth


8 Things You’re Better Off Buying After Christmas

Garbage man's exquisite heart

It's winter in Glen Loyd' video, but the little girl isn't wearing shoes. Her feet are skuffed where shoes should be.

9 ways to make your smartphone battery last longer

Clark Howard

Want structured settlement cash now? Not so fast!

5 Reasons to Call it Quits on Your Old Car

 Consumer Reports

The Best Time of Year to Look for a New Job

The Best Reason Not To Wait To Take Social Security

Fuel economy is an important factor to consider when buying a new car, even when gas prices are down

Consumer Reports

Here’s How Much the Average American Worker Has to Pay for Health Care

How to Stick to a Budget, Save Money, and Spend Less

9 Ways Money Does Buy Happiness

Worst Cars of 2015 in Consumer Reports' Tests

Consumer Reports

Should You Tell Your Friends How Much Money You Make?

The Truth About Sleeping Pills

 Consumer Reports

Dec 20, 2015

Why Kohl’s Employees Will Be Pulling All-Nighters Until Christmas

Which Retailers Have Changed Their Return Policies This Holiday Season?


Hibernation, early film by Star Wars craftsman

Last week Glen Loyd told us about Thomas G. Smith who learned how to make movies filming farmers here in Southern Wisconsin and went on to work with Steven Spielbeg and George Lucas on films such as Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Poltergeist. Glen has another early movie by Thomas G. Smith. For more information on Thomas G. Smith go to

The Worst Day to Buy a Plane Ticket


Why Gadget Warranties Are (Almost) Never Worth It


JPMorgan Chase To Pay $367 Million For Secretly Steering Clients To Investments That Benefited Bank


My Pillow Become Your Pillow?

Consumer Reports

18 People Arrested In Return Fraud And Gift Card Sales Scheme


Opinion:Tooth decay prevention Getty Images "It’s unnecessary for patients to have fillings because they’re not required in many cases of dental decay."

Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs

 Consumer Reports

Washington Attorney General Sues Tech Support Company For Scamming Customers


Best Robotic Vacuums | Vacuum Reviews

Consumer Reports

Dec 12, 2015

The film that ties 'Star Wars' to Wisconsin and shows 4-H farmers from 1960s

Thomas G Smith was a special effects coordinator under Steven Spielberg and George Lucas on films such as Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Poltergeist . He was also General Manager of the George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic studio. This week, Glen Loyd has an early film made by Smith for Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Films about a Southern Wisconsin Farm family.

The Best Age to Claim Social Security? A New Tool Helps Decide


Do you wash your reusable grocery bag? You should

Just in time for holiday shopping: Researchers warn of stealthy, credit-card-stealing malware

Washington Post

How to Say “I’m Too Busy” Without Sounding Like a Slacker

We rate laminate countertops higher than granite

Consumer Reports

Debt collectors and servicers make millions of dollars from the federal student loan program


5 Laptops We Love for Under $600

Consumer Reports

Dec 6, 2015