Craig Johnson is a conscious money-saver who still reads 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. You can reach Craig at [email protected]
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Watch out for this Medicare phone scam
Warning: Watch out for this new Medicare phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 29, 2019
Older Americans are being targeted by scam callers that ask for the personal information found on Medicare cards, a government…
Here are the best-paying, in-demand jobs in every state - job search with thumbs up
Report: The most in-demand high-paying jobs in every state in 2019 August 29, 2019
Many a job hunt has resulted in people relocating to another state for gainful employment, but that doesn't always have…
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New report: These vehicles have the best resale value Cars August 28, 2019
You may enjoy your vehicle now, but after a while it's going to start showing its age and you may…
Report: These 15 jobs offer great pay, career advancement & are in demand
These 15 jobs offer the best career advancement opportunities Jobs August 26, 2019
It's a fact of life that even some of the most-sought-after jobs may not have career advancement opportunities that align…
The #1 reason why you’ll pay less at the pump this fall
The #1 reason why you’ll pay less at the pump this fall Cars August 23, 2019
Motorists will get some relief at the pump this fall, according to AAA. The motor club says that drivers may…
F3 things to know about Facebook's new privacy feature
3 things to know about Facebook’s new privacy feature Protect Your Identity August 23, 2019
After a series of scandals related to Facebook privacy, the company has been trying to regain user confidence by empowering them…
Using a voice assistant to make calls? Here's how not to get scammed
Using a voice assistant to make calls? Here’s how not to get scammed Scams & Rip-Offs August 22, 2019
The Better Business Bureau is warning that voice search scams are on the rise as criminals have found a way…
Best worst car brands 2019
The best & worst car brands for customer satisfaction in 2019 Cars August 20, 2019
Automakers are finding it difficult to prove to customers that their vehicles have value and quality, according to a new American…
Best layaway programs: These 7 stores still offer layaway
These 7 Stores Still Offer Layaway Programs Shopping & Retail August 20, 2019
If you're of a certain age, you no doubt remember that one of the most popular payment methods in retail…
Target Circle program things to know - Big changes are coming to Target's food selection - Good & Gather
Big changes are coming to the Target food section Shopping & Retail August 19, 2019
As consumers become increasingly price- and health-conscious, stores are doubling down on their store brands. Looking to seize on the…
Apple Card credit card: Everything you need to know
5 things to know about the new Apple Card Credit Cards August 19, 2019
Of all the things you need in your wallet, you may feel that another credit card is not one of…
Fake scam websites: How to avoid
Warning: Beware of fake airline sites when booking travel Scams & Rip-Offs August 15, 2019
The hurry associated with booking an airline ticket can have disastrous results if you're not careful. That's because fake airline…
How to get free gift cards
9 Ways to Get Free Gift Cards That Actually Work Money & Credit August 14, 2019
Whoever says cash is king probably hasn't been taking advantage of all the ways there are to get free gift…
Study: Here are the best airports in America
New report: The best and worst airports in America Travel August 14, 2019
Much has been made about the struggles airlines go through to provide passengers with all the latest technology and creature…
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5 Ways to Free Up Storage Space on Your Android Phone Cell Phones August 12, 2019
If you find that your phone hardly ever has space for new pictures and videos, join the club! The good thing…
Approached by a parking lot repairman? How to avoid dent repair scams - Dent repair scam how to avoid
Warning: Scammers are targeting people in parking lots Scams & Rip-Offs August 12, 2019
An old scam is back on the streets and people are still falling for it. The dent repair scam works…
Regal Cinemas movie ticket subscription plan: Everything you need to know
6 things to know about Regal’s unlimited movie subscription plan Shopping & Retail August 6, 2019
If you love going to the theater to watch new films, Regal Cinemas just launched a movie ticket subscription service…
How to free up storage space on your iPhone
7 Easy Steps to Free Up Storage Space on Your iPhone Mobile & Electronics August 1, 2019
If you're like me, it seems that your iPhone always runs out of space at the most inopportune times. If…
In-vehicle technology is distracting drivers
New study: This is a big distraction for drivers over 55 Cars July 30, 2019
If you're one of those drivers who has a hard time working your radio and keeping your eyes on the…
T-Mobile and Sprint
T-Mobile and Sprint are merging: Here’s what it means for you Cell Phones July 26, 2019
A deal approved Friday by the Department of Justice would merge T-Mobile and Sprint into one wireless carrier. "There’s tentative…
Walmart vs. Target: Back to School prices
Walmart vs. Target back-to-school prices: Which is cheaper? Shopping & Retail July 26, 2019
It's that time of year when back-to-school sales abound. If you're looking for school supplies, it's time to do some…
How to spot a fake online store in 4 easy steps
How to spot a fake online store in 5 easy steps Scams & Rip-Offs July 25, 2019
One of the most prevalent scams on the internet is fake online stores. If you're an online shopper, you need…
Best day and time to call customer service
When is the best day and time to call customer service? Business & Entrepreneurs July 24, 2019
No matter the product or service you buy, there may come a time you need to contact customer service about…
Clark's take: What the Equifax data breach settlement means for consumers
You Have Just Days Left to Submit Your Equifax Claim — Here’s How Protect Your Identity July 23, 2019
Time is almost up for consumers to file a claim related to the Equifax data breach. The deadline is January…
Warning: How criminals steal bank info over the phone
Warning: How criminals steal your banking info over the phone Money & Credit July 23, 2019
Criminals are impersonating bank employees and getting customers to hand over their debit and credit card security codes, according to…
Work from home: Top 15 companies hiring for part-time jobs in 2019
Work from home: Top 15 companies hiring for part-time jobs in 2019 Jobs July 19, 2019
If you're looking for work, now is a good time to hit the job market: There are plenty of part-time…
Google Chrome is tracking you: Here's how to turn it off
Google Chrome is tracking you: Here’s what you can do about it Mobile & Electronics July 19, 2019
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world by a long shot. Not only is Chrome fast…
These U.S. airports have the cheapest international flights
New report: These U.S. airports have the cheapest international flights Travel July 19, 2019
Living close to an international airport doesn't necessarily translate into cheaper fares on flights abroad. But a new study indicates…
These 10 action words make your resume stand out
These 10 action words make your resume stand out Jobs July 18, 2019
Finding a job has often been described as a job in itself. In some cases, that may be because your…
Dollar Flight Club review - Dollar Flight Club review: How the site alerts you to flight deals
Dollar Flight Club review: Site promises to alert you to flight deals — does it? Travel July 17, 2019
If you like to get alerts and notifications on great travel deals, you may want to join the Dollar Flight…