Craig Johnson

The best ways to deal with out-of-pocket medical expenses
The best ways to deal with out-of-pocket medical expenses Money & Credit December 20, 2017
If the perennial debate over U.S. health care has shown us anything, it's that the price of taking care of…
Privacy over popularity + 7 other social media tips for seniors
Privacy over popularity + 7 other social media tips for seniors Seniors & Retirees December 19, 2017
It's the holiday season, which means that families will gather, big meals will be eaten and tales will be told…
Credit cards in wallet
The average household is carrying almost $16,000 in credit card debt Money & Credit December 18, 2017
There's been so much good news on the economic front these days — from consumer confidence on the rise to…
Uber on smartphone
Uber accused of hacking, spying on competitors in court filing Help & Advice December 18, 2017
Ride-sharing service Uber began in 2009 as a shining example of how disruption via technology — based off the simple…
Weatherproof your wallet: How to reduce fireplace heat loss
Weatherproof your wallet: How to reduce fireplace heat loss Home December 15, 2017
As the temperature continues to drop and the winter doldrums kick in, many homeowners are looking to their fireplaces to supplement…
Equifax data breach
Citing Equifax data breach, one state cracks down on credit-reporting agencies Money & Credit December 15, 2017
Three months after the Equifax data breach, in which as many as 145.5 million Americans had their personal information exposed,…
Here are the only two reasons you could go to jail over unpaid debt
Here are the only two reasons you could go to jail over unpaid debt Money & Credit December 15, 2017
As consumers spend away for the holidays, many people are using their credit cards to buy gifts. That means that…
If you bought this popular pillow, you may be owed some money
If you bought this popular pillow, you may be owed some money Scams & Rip-Offs December 14, 2017
People who bought MyPillow, a popular poly-foam variety, may be in line for some money as the result of a…
IRS says new phishing scam targets Hotmail users
IRS says new phishing scam targets Hotmail users Scams & Rip-Offs December 14, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service is warning email users of a new scam targeting taxpayers and tax professionals. The scheme uses…
T-Mobile announces plans to launch TV service
T-Mobile announces plans to launch TV service Mobile & Electronics December 13, 2017
T-Mobile is taking its "Un-carrier" moniker to the bank or, better yet, to the screen with the launch of a…
Weatherproof your wallet: What is the best setting for your thermostat during the winter?
Weatherproof your wallet: What is the best setting for your thermostat during the winter? Home December 13, 2017
There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who set the thermostat to one temperature and leave it…
Once the toy king, Mattel signals it’s in trouble
Once the toy king, Mattel signals it’s in trouble Shopping & Retail December 13, 2017
The holiday season is #1 when it comes to buying toys as parents and guardians pack the stores in search…
AAA: Premium gas not worth the money for most vehicles
AAA: Premium gas not worth the money for most vehicles Travel December 12, 2017
Smack dab in the middle of the holiday traveling season, AAA has just delivered news that is most likely a…
5 rules to keep in mind shopping for the kids this season
5 rules to keep in mind shopping for the kids this season Shopping & Retail December 12, 2017
The holiday season is a time of lists: gift lists, naughty and nice lists, lists of family and friends who…
More than 60% of people say they already know where their tax refund money is going
More than 60% of people say they already know where their tax refund money is going Taxes December 11, 2017
With the year nearing its end, many Americans are already thinking about their tax returns — more specifically, how they will…
What is Green Monday???
What is Green Monday??? Shopping & Retail December 11, 2017
Just when you thought all of the bargains and discounts had tapered off for the Christmas season, another (sort of)…
The truth about how Facebook can affect your credit score
The truth about how Facebook can affect your credit score Money & Credit December 11, 2017
 We all know that companies use the personal data we share online in various ways, but what many of us…
It’s flu season: 4 easy steps to not becoming a statistic
It’s flu season: 4 easy steps to not becoming a statistic Health December 8, 2017
Wintry weather has spread across much of the nation and with the frigid air, sickness has rolled in as well.…
Weatherproof your wallet: How to avoid pipe bursts this winter
Weatherproof your wallet: How to avoid pipe bursts this winter Home & Garden December 8, 2017
As cold weather bears down on much the nation, the priority of many homeowners has turned to keeping their residences…
Take these important steps when renting an Airbnb
Take these important steps when renting an Airbnb Travel December 7, 2017
You have some vacation time and you want to visit a far-away city. You have a basic idea of what…
Weatherproof your wallet: How to winterize your car
Weatherproof your wallet: How to winterize your car Car Maintenance & Repair December 7, 2017
As wintertime makes its grand entrance and temperatures drop across much of the nation, staying warm is increasingly becoming top…
How you can save money with Wallet, Target’s new digital payments system
How you can save money with Wallet, Target’s new digital payments system Shopping & Retail December 6, 2017
To take advantage of the holiday rush, Target this week released Wallet, its tailor-made mobile payments system. Available on both…
Baby boomers are loving the apartment life these days
Baby boomers are loving the apartment life these days Home December 5, 2017
When you think of a baby boomer's home, one might envision an older man or woman settling down in a…
New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers
New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers Food & Restaurants December 5, 2017
New proposed regulation from the Department of Labor would mandate that tips earned by some food industry employees be allowed…
Recall alert: Kroger bottled water for babies at risk for mold
Recall alert: Kroger bottled water for babies at risk for mold News December 5, 2017
If you've recently purchased pediatric bottled water from Kroger or one of its affiliates, you may want to check it. Kroger…
Around 40% of drivers admit to this frightening bad habit
Around 40% of drivers admit to this frightening bad habit Cars December 4, 2017
Perhaps you’ve been there: One hand on the steering wheel and the other on your smartphone, you steal glances at…
Facebook rolls out Messenger for kids, but is it safe?
Facebook rolls out Messenger for kids, but is it safe? Phones & Mobile Devices December 4, 2017
With more than 2 billion users, Facebook is one of the most successful tech companies on Earth, and it continues…
This is how long $1 million in retirement savings will last in your state
This is how long $1 million in retirement savings will last in your state Money & Credit December 1, 2017
When you close your eyes and think about the day when you no longer will have to clock in at…
Cyber Monday was Amazon’s best day ever — and there are still some deals left
Cyber Monday was Amazon’s best day ever — and there are still some deals left Shopping & Retail November 30, 2017
Amazon just confirmed why it is the world's top online retailer, having smashed its own record for sales over the…
Recall alert: Toys R Us craft kits may pose mold hazard
Recall alert: Toys R Us craft kits may pose mold hazard Recalls November 30, 2017
Toys R Us is recalling its "Totally Me!" Clay Craft Kits because of the risk of mold exposure, the Consumer Product…