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May 17 2018

City of Chicago

#chicago, #small #business, #expo, #event, #exhibit, #western #union, #bacp, #small #business #center, #business #affairs #and #consumer #protection, #small #business #center #on #the #road, #entrepreneur, #start #up, #free, #financing, #workshop, #education, #licensing, # # City of Chicago s Small Business Center on the Road The Small Business Center on the Road Expo series is back for 2017! The next expo will be at the South Shore Cultural Center on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The expos are free and open to the public. Expo will be held at South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S. South Shore …

Dec 25 2017

What cell phone company is the cheapest and has good cell phones?

#yahoo, #answers, #questions, #consumer #electronics,cell #phones #& #plans # What cell phone company is the cheapest and has good cell phones? My parents and family insist on AT T (Cingular) which is OK except I want T-mobile because I m a big texter and i want a full qwerty keyboard without getting a blackberry or a blackjack. AT T is good for families because of the whole deals they give like buy one phone and get three more. Plus texting unlimited is pretty dang cheap. Oh but, waiting for an upgrade takes forever! 2 years after purchase of current phone. …

Nov 26 2017

Your Guide to Inexpensive Online Money Management Classes #geoff #williams,perfibucket-familyfinance #[consumer #advice,personal budgets,personal finance,reboot finances:

# Your Guide to Inexpensive Online Money Management Classes Finding ways to enhance your money knowledge may be easier than you think. (Getty Images) If you sometimes wish your parents or school had taught you more about money. you’re in luck. While decades ago, you would have had to rely on a personal finance self-help book or a class at a community college, now you can simply take an online financial management class. There are many well-known, reputable and comprehensive classes out there that cost money, like Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (prices vary, but online classes are $129) and …

Sep 9 2017

How BLS Measures Price Change for Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index

#used vehicle values # How BLS Measures Price Change for Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index Leased Cars and Trucks The weight of Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index is determined by spending on used cars and trucks less trade-ins on new and used vehicles and other sales of consumer owned vehicles. Pricing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not collect price information on used cars and trucks. All price information for used cars and trucks used in the CPI comes from the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide (NADA). All prices are adjusted …

Sep 9 2017

Seven signs you re a victim of identity theft #personal #finance, #personal #finance, #consumer, #retail,

# Seven signs you re a victim of identity theft Cultura/Rafe Swan | Riser | Getty Images Blurred hand hovering over fingerprint. You can’t run and you can’t hide. Data breaches are the new normal, and the problem is likely to worsen as hackers get even better at breaking and entering. “Every company—no matter how good their security team and no matter how strong their security technology—has something valuable these thieves want, and they will get it,” said Theresa Payton, CEO of the digital security company Fortalice and former White House chief information officer. “It’s not a matter of will …

Aug 25 2017

Finn Law Group – Legal Timeshare Representation – Largo, Florida #timeshare #attorney, #florida, #consumer #advocacy,

# Outstanding Legal Representation Outstanding Legal Representation Legal Timeshare Representation Experience Matters Michael D. Finn, Founder Michael D. Finn is the founder of Finn Law Group and has been a practicing attorney for over 40 years, working on behalf of consumers with real estate, timeshare and fractional ownership issues. In addition, the Finn Law Group’s focus includes assisting clients with Mortgage modifications, foreclosure defense and bankruptcy alternatives. Patrick Kennedy, Associate Attorney Patrick Kennedy is an associate attorney for the Finn Law Group, having recently passed the Florida Bar after graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 2012 while earning …

Aug 23 2017

Florida Board of Respiratory Care – Licensing and Registration- Licensing, Renewals & Information #florida #board

# The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for licensure on this website. You can visit our Help Center. FAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information. New Graduates: Important Information to Expedite Licensure If you expect to soon earn your RRT credentials, it is recommended you only submit your application for RRT. Submitting a CRT application first, then requesting a RRT license results in additional processing that can delay the issuance of your license. Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Initial Licensing …

Aug 22 2017

Are Extended Warranties For Cars Worth It – Consumer Reports #auto #parts #discount

#extended auto warranties # The majority of buyers never use the coverage Looking for an easy way to save hundreds on your next new car and simplify the buying process at the same time? Skip the extended warranty. The dealer will probably try hard to sell you one, telling horror stories about the thousands of dollars it can cost to replace an engine or transmission. But the odds are you’ll never need the coverage, and even if you do, the money you’ll save in repairs won’t come close to what you paid for the added warranty. A recent Consumer Reports …

Aug 21 2017

All consumer complaints resolved for Statewide Auto Sales – Serving the Silicon Valley BBB #auto

#statewide auto sales # Statewide Auto Sales Billing / Collection Issues Read Complaint Details Complaint Inaccurate accounting practices that have negatively impacted my account and credit report. I satisfied my auto loan repayment commitment on July 15, 2014. My vehicle loan is now paid off. In March 2013 I made a larger payment in the amount of $1500.00 my auto loan payment each month is $499.67 every payment made is $500.00 cash. I notified the lender in April 2012 that I will pay $500.00 cash each month in order to obtain a receipt. When I made the larger payment in …

Aug 20 2017

Nursing Homes and Personal Care Home in Mississippi – MS, Mississippi Nursing Homes # #mississippi,

# Welcome The Mississippi Health Care Association (MHCA) was established as a trade association in 1953. MHCA is Mississippi’s oldest and largest association of nursing homes, personal care/assisted living homes, and Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled and is the state affiliate of the American Health Care Association. MHCA s members innovate, invest and drive the growth of resident-centered work. Some 17,000 residents rely on member facilities to demonstrate excellence by assisting with their daily needs, providing quality health care, and assuring safety. The Association ensures the ongoing success of long term care workers through workforce development, education and …

Aug 17 2017

Leasing vs Buying a Car – Consumer Reports #used #cars #milwaukee

#leasing cars # Comparing the two major finance choices in car buying If you are deciding whether to pay for a new car or just get a loaner, check out some of the major differences between buying and leasing. Understanding leasing To decide whether or not to lease your new car, it’s important to understand how the financial mechanics of leasing compare with a loan. In some ways, leasing is just like taking out a loan. When you lease, you borrow the entire value of the car (minus any trade-in or down payment). For example, when you drive away in …

Aug 17 2017

Best new-car values biggest bang for your buck – Consumer Reports #walmart #auto #battery

#auto values # Our scores reveal which cars deliver the biggest bang for your buck Some cars might be inexpensive but leave you feeling unsatisfied. They might not be good values, leaving you feeling as if you have overloaded on junk food. To help you steer clear of those empty calories, we compiled Consumer Reports’ best-value scores. They make it easy to identify which cars provide the most for your money and which ones could leave you feeling ripped off down the road. To calculate our value Ratings, we analyzed more than 200 recently tested vehicles, focusing on road-test scores, …

Aug 15 2017

Car Safety Comparison Ratings – Consumer Reports #auto #mechanic #school

#compare autos # Several different elements affect a vehicle’s overall safety capability Crash tests. Frontal- and side- and rear impact crash tests are conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You’ll find crash-test ratings for all tested models on their Web sites. You’ll also find crash-test results going back 10 years in the used car vehicle profiles. NHTSA revised its testing standards for the 2011 model year. This means that test results from prior years can’t be compared with results from 2011 forward. You can see the NHTSA and IIHS ratings on …

Aug 15 2017

Car Safety Comparison Ratings – Consumer Reports #car #review

#compare cars # Several different elements affect a vehicle’s overall safety capability Crash tests. Frontal- and side- and rear impact crash tests are conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You’ll find crash-test ratings for all tested models on their Web sites. You’ll also find crash-test results going back 10 years in the used car vehicle profiles. NHTSA revised its testing standards for the 2011 model year. This means that test results from prior years can’t be compared with results from 2011 forward. You can see the NHTSA and IIHS ratings on …

Aug 15 2017

Certified Used Car – Consumer Reports #houston #auto #auction

#certified used cars # These help give buyers peace of mind Most automakers and some dealerships have developed certification systems that are intended to give buyers greater peace of mind when buying a used car. Certified used cars are billed as the cream of the crop, inspected and recon­ditioned according to stringent guide­lines. But they can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars more than noncert­ified vehicles. Programs usually require candidates for certification be no more than five years old and have less than 60,000 or 70,000 miles. Manufacturer pro­grams also routinely exclude cars that have a suspicious title history or …

Aug 14 2017

Consumer Reports Rates Car Batteries #buy #cars

#best auto battery # Consumer Reports Rates Car Batteries October 22, 2011 If you want a top-rated car battery, you can’t just buy by brand. Performance within brands can vary by size and model, Consumer Reports’ latest tests show. A switch of suppliers has resulted in improved performance from some DieHard models (sold at Sears and Kmart), which are now top-rated in four of the six group sizes that were tested. But they’re also some of the most expensive batteries. Sears recently added a new budget-priced line called Plus Start. Although their performance is mostly midpack, prices start around $55, …

Aug 14 2017

Consumer Reports – Build – Buy Car Buying Service #guaranteed #auto #loans

#consumer reports auto # Car Buying Service Customer Reviews Sue B. saved $5,126 off MSRP “Love this service! Love my new car! Truly a worry free experience.” Robin G. saved $5,827 off MSRP “I’m bad at haggling, so it really helped to have a guaranteed price that I could know before going to the dealership, and it was a great price!” Jack M. saved $1,757 off MSRP “The program saved me thousands of dollars on a new car and allowed me to avoid talking with numerous sales people to get the deal I wanted. Thank you.” Craig M. saved $3,395 …

Aug 13 2017

Firestone Complete Auto Care Complaints – 6 Consumer Reviews – Complaints List #car #auto

#firestone auto care # Firestonecompleteautocare.com SnapShot Last Updated On: August 12, 2015 Firestone Complete Auto Care Corporate Contact Latest Firestone Complete Auto Care Complaint It’s All About Radiator Hoses that Were Needed but They Didn’t Have On: August 12, 2015 By: Andrea Brown Reported Loss = $238.00 Here is what happened! I was a block and a half away from my house, when my brakes stopped working. I managed to pullover to the side, turn of the car, wait a few minutes, and then proceeded to go home. I got home, made an appointment with Firestone, for Saturday, July 25, …

Aug 13 2017

Firestone Complete Auto Care Complaints – 6 Consumer Reviews – Complaints List #auto #hunter

#firestone auto care # Firestonecompleteautocare.com SnapShot Last Updated On: August 12, 2015 Firestone Complete Auto Care Corporate Contact Latest Firestone Complete Auto Care Complaint It’s All About Radiator Hoses that Were Needed but They Didn’t Have On: August 12, 2015 By: Andrea Brown Reported Loss = $238.00 Here is what happened! I was a block and a half away from my house, when my brakes stopped working. I managed to pullover to the side, turn of the car, wait a few minutes, and then proceeded to go home. I got home, made an appointment with Firestone, for Saturday, July 25, …

Aug 11 2017

Pros and Cons of Whole Life Insurance #kate #stalter,money,investing,investing #insights,fundsbucket-investing #[consumer #advice,reboot finances: ahead [consumer

# Pros and Cons of Whole Life Insurance Pros and Cons of Whole Life Insurance When beginning the process of financial planning. people almost instinctively focus on their investment portfolios first. Stocks, in particular, draw attention, as they seem to be the most glamorous and prominent element of one’s financial life. Meanwhile, other key elements of a good financial plan, such as life insurance. often remain afterthoughts. Advisors say insurance should be among list of considerations when people evaluate the total picture. “Like any other financial planning tool, life insurance, whether term or whole life, can be used to fulfill …

Aug 11 2017

Hyundai Announces Trade-In Value Guarantee Program – Consumer Reports #car #pictures

#trade in value for cars # Hyundai Announces Trade-In Value Guarantee Program With a marketing strategy that takes aim at concerns about depreciation–and to drive up new-car sales–Hyundai has announced a new trade-in program that offers buyers a guaranteed price for their new vehicle, if they trade it in for another Hyundai within two to four years. It’s sort of a confidence-building measure, like the super-long warranties Hyundai started offering in 1999. The guaranteed trade-in value will be determined by the Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) forecast of the vehicle’s future value. Between two and four years after purchase, if customers …

Aug 9 2017

10 best cars: Consumer Reports – Best overall: Lexus 460L (1). #used #car #value #calculator

#best cars 2010 # The influential magazine names the cars, trucks and SUVs it rates highest in popular categories. Price: $70,925 Mileage: 24 Hwy, 16 City Parent company Toyota has been taking its lumps lately, but the carmaker and its luxury division Lexus still makes some very good vehicles. Case in point: the Lexus LS full-size luxury sedan scores a near-flawless 99 on Consumer Reports 100-point scale. Toyota’s recall mess has caused some problems, though. Toyota would have had four cars in this Top 10 list instead of just two. Two vehicles — the Rav4 and Highlander SUVs — have …

Aug 6 2017

Fraud for Certified Pre-owned Cars Could Be on the Rise – Consumer Reports News #cheapest

#pre owned cars # Don’t assume a used car is in good condition just because it’s certified Paying extra to buy a certified pre-owned car is supposed to bring you peace of mind. But don’t count on it. There has been a sharp increase in the number of cases involving certified used cars that have been previously wrecked or have other substantial problems, says the consumer attorney Daniel Blinn of the Connecticut-based Consumer Law Group. I’m going nuts with these certified pre-owned vehicles, said Blinn, who recently blogged about the problem. He says he currently has about a half dozen …

Aug 6 2017

Consumer Reports: The most and least reliable cars #value #of #used #car

#most reliable cars # Consumer Reports: The most and least reliable cars 885 CONNECT TWEET 3 LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE CONSUMER REPORTS – Consumer Reports has just released this year’s ratings of the most and least reliable new cars and carmakers. There are some big changes this year, with Infiniti dropping most dramatically in the ranks. The most reliable new car you can buy is the Scion xB. That’s according to Consumer Reports’ reliability survey, which shows data on over a million vehicles. And there’s data on 28 brands as well. Once again the most reliable brands are dominated …

Aug 5 2017

Car buying guide – Consumer NZ #car #search

#cars guide # Car buying guide Everything you need to know about buying new and used cars We explain the laws governing car sales, tell you how to deal with a dealer and how to decide if a car is worth buying. Plus reliable makes, car reviews and more. When to trade up Are regular trade-ups the smart thing to do? It used to be that regular trade-ups of relatively new cars were the smart way to keep yourself on the road without paying too much in maintenance. But our surveys show cars are lasting way longer than they used …

Aug 4 2017

Best Used Cars Under $10, 000 – Consumer Reports #nissan #electric #car

#used cars under 10000 # You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great car Need new wheels but have a tight budget? Don’t let that frustrate or worry you. There are a wide variety of models out there to suit your needs, and it’s easy to find a solid, reliable car with all the features you need. Just follow a few simple rules: Look for a car with a good reliability track record. It’s no guarantee of finding an example that doesn’t have problems, but choosing a reliable model stacks the odds in your favor. Choose one …

Aug 4 2017

Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC #fair #housing, #fair #lending, #police #accountability, #public #accommodations, #employment #discrimination

# The Firm Relman, Dane Colfax is a civil rights law firm based in Washington, D.C. with additional offices in Ohio and New Mexico. We litigate civil rights cases in the areas of housing, lending, employment, public accommodations, education, and police accountability. Our national practice includes individual and class action lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs who have suffered discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, sex, disability, age, familial status, source of income, and sexual orientation. The firm also provides legal counsel to progressive companies that demonstrate a commitment to best practices in the way …

Aug 3 2017

Three American Cars Make Consumer Reports Top Ten – Bloomberg Business #current #auto #loan #rates

#consumer reports auto # Three American Cars Make Consumer Reports Top Ten U.S. cars, including the battery-powered Tesla Model S, account for three of the top 10 picks by automobile testers at Consumer Reports for the first time since 1998. Tesla Motors Inc.’s $89,650 Model S was the top overall pick for the second year in a row by the independent product-testing magazine. General Motors Co.’s Buick Regal was named the best sports sedan, a category the BMW AG 328i won last year, and its Chevrolet Impala was the top luxury sedan. “For years, domestic automakers built lower-priced and lower-quality …

Aug 1 2017

Auto insurance rates rising at fastest rate in almost 13 years #insurance, #florida, #california, #georgia,

# Auto insurance rates rising at fastest rate in almost 13 years Holiday travel outlook Friday, 27 May 2016 | 8:14 AM ET | 01:54 Americans are driving more, thanks to rising employment and cheaper gasoline. But that also means they’re getting into more accidents — and that’s leading to higher insurance rates. Of course, it’s not just a matter of more people cruising the roads. Unsafe behavior also may be contributing to a national accident problem, according to research released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. A February report by the group found about 87 percent of drivers …

Jul 29 2017

Used Car Buying Guide – Consumer Reports #cheap #car #loans

#buy used cars # Finding the right balance between value and risk Two- and three-year-old used vehicles are often the best values. Not only is the price lower than a comparable new car’s, but continuing ownership expenses such as collision insurance and taxes are lower, and a two- or three-year-old used vehicle has already taken its biggest depreciation hit. In addition, buying used is a way to get a nicer car than you’d be able to afford new. But buying a used vehicle means finding the right balance of value and risk. Following are some issues to consider. Reliability. One …

Jul 26 2017

Certified Used Car – Consumer Reports #refinance #car #loan

#certified used cars # These help give buyers peace of mind Most automakers and some dealerships have developed certification systems that are intended to give buyers greater peace of mind when buying a used car. Certified used cars are billed as the cream of the crop, inspected and recon­ditioned according to stringent guide­lines. But they can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars more than noncert­ified vehicles. Programs usually require candidates for certification be no more than five years old and have less than 60,000 or 70,000 miles. Manufacturer pro­grams also routinely exclude cars that have a suspicious title history or …

Jul 22 2017

Carfax Introduces New Used Car Listing Consumer Portal #home #and #auto #insurance #quotes

#used car listings # Carfax Introduces New Used Car Listing Website I f you re not already aware, Carfax announced a few days ago they were set to shake up the industry a bit and revolutionize online car shopping with vehicle history search . Carfax has unveiled an innovation in online car shopping that helps consumers find the right car with the right history. At carfax.com. online shoppers now can search for used cars with specific vehicle history details – things like no accidents reported to Carfax, service records, Carfax 1-Owner and more. Used cars for sale from thousands of dealers on …

Jul 21 2017

Debt Relief & Debt Consolidation #debt #relief, #debt #consolidation, #consolidate #your #debt, #how #to #eliminate

# A Debt Management Program Can Help You: “I was so pleased to find it easy to talk to my counselor about my debt problem. He was very helpful in helping me find a budget I could work with and thanks to him, I was able to reduce my interest rate so I could pay off my debt.” “Thank you for helping me stay out of collections and make progress toward paying off my debt. Everyone I spoke with was very helpful and made the process simple. They explained and re-explained when I needed it. I have recommended ACCC as …

Jul 9 2017

Certified Used Car – Consumer Reports #car #payment #estimator

#certified used cars # These help give buyers peace of mind Most automakers and some dealerships have developed certification systems that are intended to give buyers greater peace of mind when buying a used car. Certified used cars are billed as the cream of the crop, inspected and recon­ditioned according to stringent guide­lines. But they can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars more than noncert­ified vehicles. Programs usually require candidates for certification be no more than five years old and have less than 60,000 or 70,000 miles. Manufacturer pro­grams also routinely exclude cars that have a suspicious title history or …

Jun 25 2017

Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid: Consumer Reports » News #auto #salvage #uk

#used suvs # Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid: Consumer Reports 20. BMW 7-Series In the market and shopping for a used car? Consumer Reports has released a list of 20 used vehicles to stay away from as they have a reputation for causing trouble. Listed is a top 20 list of used cars from 2003 to 2012 model year to avoid in alphabetical order. These vehicles had multiple years of much-worse-than-average overall reliability, according to Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey. The BMW 7-Series may be the German automaker s luxury flagship, but used models aren t without their issues. From 2001-2008, …

Jun 24 2017

Consumer Guide to Private Party Car Sales #atlantic #auto #mall

#private car sales # Consumer Guide to Private Party Car Sales A Massachusetts Consumer Guide: Private Party Car Sales Private parties selling or buying a car to another private party should be aware of the following: The Used Vehicle Warranty Law: The Used Vehicle Warranty Law applies differently to a vehicle purchased from a private party than it does if purchased from a dealer. Under the law, a dealer is anyone who sells four or more vehicles in a 12 month period. Click here for more information about dealer requirements under this law. The Used Vehicle Warranty Law requires private …

Jun 24 2017

Consumer Loans #bad #credit #auto #loans

#auto loans with bad credit # Loans First Florida Credit Union offers a variety of loans to meet your needs.  Whether it’s refinancing your auto loan to save extra cash or financing your dream vacation, we are here to help you find the right financing option for your situation. Fast, Easy Approval and Among the Lowest Rates Anywhere Auto Loans First Florida takes the stress out of buying a car with low rates and flexible financing.  Plus, we’ll even help you find the car you want. Recreational Loans You work hard and deserve to reward yourself.  We can make it …

Jun 12 2017

Consumer Guide to Health Care – Buying Health Insurance as an Individual #car #credit

#personal health insurance # Consumer Guide to Health Care – Buying Health Insurance as an Individual Look for other access to insurance If you do not have access to any employer-based insurance, do you belong to or could you join any group or association that might offer you a discount on health insurance? Keep in mind that some of these plans may have limited coverage, so make sure you know exactly what you are getting. Affordable Care Act Information for Wisconsin about the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act is available from HealthCare.gov. The Health Insurance Marketplace is …

Jun 1 2017

ExxonMobil Smart Credit Card, Consumer Credit Card, Gasoline Credit Card #how #to #check #your #credit

#credit card apply # As a loyal customer, you have the opportunity to save 6 / gallon on Exxon or Mobil branded fuel. Purchase at least 45 gallons of Exxon or Mobil branded fuel in a month and save 6 / gallon that month. up to 100 gallons. You will receive statement credits based upon fuel purchases made with your ExxonMobil Smart Card. When you use your ExxonMobil Smart Card, you can always count on the following benefits too. Pay-at-the-pump convenience Use your ExxonMobil Smart Card to pay for everything from gas at the pump to food and supplies at …

May 19 2017

Consumer Credit Counseling Service Business Review in Chattanooga, TN – Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia

#consumer credit counseling # Consumer Credit Counseling Service BBB Accreditation A BBB Accredited Business since 02/23/1993 BBB has determined that Consumer Credit Counseling Service meets BBB accreditation standards. which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public. 2245 Olan Mills Dr *Consumer Credit Counseling Service is in this range. Types of Complaints Handled by BBB BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not …

May 17 2017

Is it worth buying an extended car warranty? Consumer Reports #cars #for #sale #uk

#used car worth # Peace of mind comes at a cost After dedicating an afternoon (or more) to test driving, negotiating, and completing a pile of paperwork for your shiny new car, don’t be surprised if a bubble-bursting finance manager at the dealer gives a compelling pitch for an extended warranty. It is for your peace of mind, right? Well, not really. The last-ditch effort to sell you a warranty, or various other unnecessary services, is the dealership’s final assault on your checkbook before you tuck it securely away and drive off. Sure, the pitch is convincing: Should an expensive …