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Free Tool Helps Stop Debt Collector Calls

On July 15, 2013

Relentless calls from debt collectors irritate consumers. Even if you owe the debt, the collectors have to follow the rules. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is providing a free debt collection tool you can use to make sure your rights are not violated.

How To / Solving problems

Safely dispose old medicine: Free pill recycling

On April 25, 2013

A laundry list of pills fill most cabinets reminding you of surgeries, infections, and illnesses. Keeping expired, unwanted, and unused pills around the house is a hazard to your family. Small children may get their hands on them. Also, addicted people steal painkillers. Throwing old medicine away is the easiest thing to do, but it’s not the safest. Here’s how…

Consumer News / Consumer Trends / How To

Google Reader shutting down – alternatives to try before July

On April 1, 2013

Google Reader is disappearing this summer, so it’s time to start experimenting with other RSS readers. These aggregators are a great way to customize a news feed. While switching to a new provider may sound like a headache, it’s really not that difficult. Google says it’s getting rid of its reader program because usage declined. The company is putting all…