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Regulators Fine Bank for Overzealous Credit Protection

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsBank of America is the latest major financial institution ordered to refund millions of dollars to consumers who were billed for credit card-related products they never ordered – and likely didn’t even need. Indeed, the credit and identity-theft protections sold by the North Carolina-based bank are things that people can do on their own for little or no money, consumer advocates say. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered the bank last week to return $727 million to nearly 3 million …

Rent to Own? It Could Cost You Big Time

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsAs the holiday shopping season gets under way, you may be tempted to buy that fancy flat-screen TV, a laptop with the latest technologies or a stylish sofa to replace the one your cat uses as a scratching post. (I’m talking to you, Indy). To pay for that big-ticket item, you may be tempted by rent-to-own deals in department stores that now offer them, like Kmart and Sears, according to a Bloomberg report. , rent-to-own deals usually take advantage of …

Household Products You’ve Been Using Wrong

Posted on 09/4/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDid you know that aluminum foil boxes have little tabs you push in on the ends to hold the roll in place? Did you know most people use those paper toilet seat covers in public restrooms the wrong way? Or that Chinese takeout containers are made to be unfolded into plates? Yeah, neither did I. Neither, apparently, did the 4 million other people who viewed Gabby Noone’s recent Buzzfeed list of 18 everyday products that you’ve been using wrong. I’m …

5 Beauty and Style Secrets to Steal From Younger Women

Posted on 08/5/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionIf not for us, where would younger women be? We broke glass ceilings (and all the rules), burned our bras (to end gender discrimination and sexual harassment), freed our reproductive rights and reversed traditional roles (so we could have families and become millionaires without marrying or inheriting money). Thanks to us, younger babes have vintage clothing from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and a whole category of preventative de-aging solutions. Let’s see how they deal with wrinkles, menopause, saggy skin …