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Financial aid scams

Just because you are still seeking aid to pay your child's college costs, don't let the financial need override your common sense.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 12:20pm EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, scholarships

Safe travel with children

There is one place you don't want to end up during your vacation, and that's the emergency room.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 01:12pm EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker,

Trees 'butchered' by utility companies

WTOP listeners are complaining about the way the trees on their property are being trimmed by local utility companies.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 12:11pm EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, utility company

Prepaid debit cards

They may look alike, but prepaid debit cards are not the same as credit cards or regular debit cards.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 05:59am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, prepaid debit cards

Shopping for car insurance

Shopping around for a better car insurance rate doesn't always bear fruit. But it may reveal how different companies evaluate driving records.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 05:55am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, car insurance

When not responding means 'yes'

You may be wondering how it can be legal to sign someone up for a service they don't want and never ordered. Well, it isn't.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker

Is it a job or a scam?

There are legitimate mystery shopper jobs but they don't require you to send money to a third party.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Federal Trade Commission

Will you really get a rebate?

Consumers complain about rebate requests that are denied or returned as undeliverable. And now there are other reasons to be concerned.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Consumer Reports, rebates

Do energy saving gadgets work?

The cost of gas provides a fertile field for crooks promoting devices that are supposed to increase gas mileage.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Federal Trade Commission

Is it really a 'free' cruise?

As you examine the state of your budget, you may think how nice it would be to get a travel certificate for a free cruise.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker

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