Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is a conscious money-saver who stills read paperback books and listens to vinyl. He likes to write about how technology is making things easier and more affordable — but also sometimes more dangerous — for the modern consumer.
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack – here’s how to stop it
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack – here’s how to stop it Privacy & Security April 20, 2018
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse for Facebook, who is involved in a huge data scandal, a…
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo slammed with $1 billion in fines for mortgage, auto loan abuses Scams & Rip-Offs April 20, 2018
Wells Fargo has been hit with $1 billion in fines due to a number of unsavory banking practices, like charging…
Why homes in the U.S. are selling quicker than ever — and how to cash in
Why homes in the U.S. are selling quicker than ever — and how to cash in Homes & Real Estate April 19, 2018
Take a gander around the average American neighborhood and you'll see a red-hot housing market. "For sale" signs and moving…
Poll: Facebook is officially tech’s least-trusted company
Poll: Facebook is officially tech’s least-trusted company Protect Your Computer & Data April 18, 2018
There was a time, around the turn of the century, when Americans thought tech companies would help us all live…
Survey: Nearly half of Americans have less than $10K saved for retirement
Survey: Nearly half of Americans have less than $10K saved for retirement Deals & Savings April 18, 2018
When we envision our golden years, many of us would like to think that we're going to be financially sound.…
How old are the planes your favorite airline flies?
How old are the planes your favorite airline flies? Travel April 18, 2018
The airline industry has been in the headlines this week for some not-so-great reasons. A Southwest Airlines jet blew an…
Have romaine lettuce in your fridge? Here’s why you might want to get rid of it
Have romaine lettuce in your fridge? Here’s why you might want to get rid of it Recalls April 17, 2018
At the beginning of the year, we warned you that you might want to stay away from romaine lettuce for…
How to make sure your cruise ship is safe
How to make sure your cruise ship is safe Travel April 17, 2018
Cruise ships offer one of the most relaxing ways to get away. But we sometimes hear about terrible trouble on…
The best way to reach customer service at the most popular airlines
The best way to reach customer service at the most popular airlines Travel April 17, 2018
The thought of travel season should evoke images of pristine beaches, rest and relaxation, and comfy hotel beds. But for…
Tax Day 2018: Here are some last-minute tips
Tax Day 2018: Here are some last-minute tips Taxes April 17, 2018
With just days left to go, the 2018 tax season is officially nearing its end. Whether you've hired a tax…
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you Mobile & Electronics April 16, 2018
In the midst of the Facebook data scandal, the focus has been on privacy and the extraordinary access to users'…
Study uncovers the gross truth about bathroom hand dryers
Study uncovers the gross truth about bathroom hand dryers Health April 12, 2018
As with most things, advances in technology have continued to improve hygiene and sanitation: Think touchless toilets, self-cleaning commodes and…
Do you still have to pay your debts if they’re sold to a collections agency?
Do you still have to pay your debts if they’re sold to a collections agency? Collection Agencies April 12, 2018
The number of Americans in debt, especially due to credit card use, continues to be dangerously high. A confluence of…
Poll: Americans more concerned with Equifax data breach than Facebook scandal
Poll: Americans more concerned with Equifax data breach than Facebook scandal Protect Your Identity April 12, 2018
The personal information of millions of Americans has been at the heart of two of the biggest controversies in the…
This handy tool is what the pros use to find cheap flights
This handy tool is what the pros use to find cheap flights Travel April 12, 2018
Finding affordable flights has become a sport widely played on the field called the internet. Long gone are the days…
Report: Facebook, Instagram photos leading millennials to buy homes
Report: Facebook, Instagram photos leading millennials to buy homes Homes & Real Estate April 11, 2018
Social media's allure may be doing more than just spurring people to "like" this and "favorite" that. It may also…
Should workers get paid time off to care for their pets?
Should workers get paid time off to care for their pets? Health April 11, 2018
Vacation season has begun in earnest — meaning your co-workers are probably slowly vanishing and the office is getting a…
Booking a cruise? Here are 3 tips on how to do it for less
Booking a cruise? Here are 3 tips on how to do it for less Travel April 10, 2018
With the vacation season underway, more Americans are gearing up for getaways in distant cities and destinations. While many prefer…
How to tell if your info was shared with Cambridge Analytica
How to tell if your info was shared with Cambridge Analytica Mobile & Electronics April 10, 2018
After promising to unveil changes to make it easier for users to control their privacy, Facebook said recently that it would begin…
Child advocates: YouTube ads spying on kids
Child advocates: YouTube ads spying on kids Mobile & Electronics April 9, 2018
While many of us have perhaps clicked on a digital ad when browsing the web, less is known about how…
Facebook is making these app control changes starting Monday
Facebook is making these app control changes starting Monday Mobile & Electronics April 9, 2018
Under heightened scrutiny over user privacy, Facebook has been taking steps to make it easier for people to manage how they…
Equifax data breach
Report: Massachusetts’ Equifax case bodes well for consumers Money & Credit April 6, 2018
Equifax may soon be the subject of a legal pile-on after a judge ruled this week that a lawsuit against…
Just announced: Frontier Airlines is adding new routes for spring 2018
Just announced: Frontier Airlines is adding new routes for spring 2018 Travel April 6, 2018
Frontier Airlines, the Denver-based company offering no-frills flights for low fares, just announced that it will begin service on nearly…
Selling your home yourself? Here’s how an ‘Agents Protected’ sign can help you
Selling your home yourself? Here’s how an ‘Agents Protected’ sign can help you Homes & Real Estate April 6, 2018
Much like the temperatures outside, the real estate market is heating up. That means potential homebuyers these days are flocking…
With buggy weather forecast this spring, here’s how to kickstart your pest control
With buggy weather forecast this spring, here’s how to kickstart your pest control Home April 5, 2018
A new report from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) says that warm weather will create significant pest activity this…
Recall: Stella Artois beer bottles could contain pieces of glass
Recall: Stella Artois beer bottles could contain pieces of glass Recalls April 5, 2018
A popular beer is being recalled in the United States due to the possibility of glass particles in the bottles,…
These small SUVs got good grades in passenger-side crash tests
These small SUVs got good grades in passenger-side crash tests Cars April 4, 2018
When we look to buy a vehicle, we usually check for the typical things that rev our hearts' engines, such…
3 key things to know about the student loan forgiveness program
3 key things to know about the student loan forgiveness program Gov't Incentives & Programs April 4, 2018
New federal rules aimed at giving student loan borrowers a chance to have their service loans forgiven have been approved…
Here are the 2 biggest ‘hidden’ expenses when selling a home
Here are the 2 biggest ‘hidden’ expenses when selling a home Moving & Selling April 4, 2018
When you decide to put your home up for sale, it's easy to envision a smooth process where the new…
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know Credit & Debit Cards April 3, 2018
It seems like just about every week we hear of a new data breach affecting millions of people. There are…