A local woman says all she wanted was a free sample of face cream. But the free sample morphed into unwanted products and more than $400 on her credit card.
Buy a car and there's a good chance you'll get hit with what's called a "documentation fee.” This is an extra charge, often hundreds of dollars, that supposedly covers the dealership's cost to handle the paperwork for that purchase.
We don't hear all that much about it, but financial elder abuse is a serious and growing crime in this country. It's estimated that seniors lose more than $3 billion each year to financial exploitation.
More than a third of the adults in this country (35 percent) have never checked any of their credit reports. And that's not good.
How can parents find a reliable day care provider? The KATU Problem Solvers find your answer.
Need a small loan right away? You might be tempted to borrow from your credit card company. It's called a “cash advance” and it's really convenient. It's also very costly.
The promise of free internet and mobile service sounded great to a local woman trying to save money. So she signed up with a California company called FreedomPop. The high-tech startup offers free voice, text and data as a gateway to it's many fee-based wireless and data plans and it's catching on. In fact, FreedomPop recently announced plans to expand to the UK. But Leslie Maxwell wonders if it's getting too big too quickly.
Spray sunscreens are really easy to apply – but if you use them, you really need to be careful not to inhale the spray.
From flooded rivers in Texas to used car lots in your community- rusting wrecks are headed our way. It happens every time major flooding leaves large quantities of water-soaked vehicles.
You can buy all sorts of products to deal with bad smells in your house. But most of them seem to involve a lot of chemicals or fragrances that only mask the smell. The Fresh Pod by Fresh Wave promises natural and safe odor control for up to 60 days. But how well does it really work?
The rate has dropped five months in a row with the last three months recording a large drop of 0.3 percentage point or more. Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.2 percent and the national rate was 5.4 percent in Apri
Anyone can fall for a prize scam, but con artists tend to target seniors because they’re more likely to fall for their pitch.
A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday.
Fed up with annoying robocalls- a local man just joined a nationwide brigade aimed at fighting back. When Consumers Union asked for volunteers to test different robocall blocking devices on the market, he jumped at the opportunity.
If you have an RCA 7 inch tablet that was purchased last year- keep an eye on the internal lithium battery. There are reports of the battery suddenly puffing up like a pillow inside the case, putting children in harm's way.
A 44 week survey of some well-known national stores suggests many items touted as being on sale, are actually on sale virtually all the time and rarely, if ever, sold at the so-called "regular" price.
Are you an over-achiever when you mow the lawn? By that I mean: Do you cut the grass really short?
It's not uncommon for people to have a tough time standing up and moving around as they grow older. And this lack of mobility can limit a person's sense of independence and their quality of life
Traditional nail polish is rapidly being replaced by high-gloss, longer lasting gel formulas. Gel manicures are popular because they can last as long as 3 weeks. The polish is hardened onto the nail with ultra violet light. But gel polish at the salon is pricey- ranging from $25 - $35. So more and more manufacturers are offering gel polishes you can buy at the store. They give you the same high gloss finish for a fraction of the cost- without the ultra violet exposure you get at the salon.
Do you have a gasoline credit card in your wallet? Millions of people use them to earn cash back when they fill up. But a new study finds that the rewards you get may not be as good as you could get from other rewards cards.
Todd Edman of Eugene didn't set out to design a desk. But the demand is there - and interest may only grow as researchers learn more about the impact of sitting at desks.
Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren't getting fixed quickly enough, the nation's auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers Tuesday to search for solutions.
There are lots of factors to consider when you choose a vet for your pet. Price is important. So is reputation. And location. But there's something else to consider: The feeling you get when you visit the place.
Yep, it's time to start mowing the lawn again. Is your lawnmower ready?
You're not the only one who's enjoying the warmer weather, so are the fleas that are on the lawn, at the park and maybe in your house. That's why you want to make sure your pets – both dogs and cats – are protected.
This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors.
First the good news: American families are making some progress at whittling down their credit card debt. But according to a new survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), we’ve still got a long way to go.
About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide are being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.