Consumer Complaints: Easier Way To Get Best Airfare

May 22, 2011
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Consumer Complaints: Easier Way To Get Best Airfare

Most everyone has had the experience of searching carefully for the best airfare and booking a flight, only to see the ticket price later drop. The flier first has to know the fare has dropped, and then must call the airline in time to request the credit before the price goes up again. For...

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Next Bank Fee Could Be Pay-As-You Go Overdraft

May 22, 2011
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Next Bank Fee Could Be Pay-As-You Go Overdraft

In what would be one of the more unusual pilot tests, Bank of America is considering trying to buzz some customers with a text message to say they can make a payment after all with that debit card–if they agree on the spot to pay a $35 overdraft fee. Or you could avoid that...

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Credit Report Companies Give Special Attention To “Important People”

May 22, 2011
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Credit Report Companies Give Special Attention To “Important People”

The credit rating bureaus, whose reports influence everything from credit cards to mortgages to job offers, have a two-tiered system for resolving errors–one for the rich, the well-connected, the well-known and the powerful, and the other for everyone else. The three major agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, keep a VIP list of sorts, according...

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Trinity College Squash Coach’s “Run To The Roar” Recommended By Dr. Cairns

May 22, 2011
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Our LIFE GOES ON columnist, Dr. Kathleen Cairns recommends “Run To the Roar, Coaching To Overcome Fear” as great book with many important lessons for us. Watch her from last week’s Watchdog News Hour TV show on www.OnTheHorn.Com talking about Paul Assaiante’s book.   You can also meet Kathleen’s new assistant in this segment....

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Consumer Complaint: A Leaky Toilet Can Be Expensive

May 21, 2011
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While the cost of water in Connecticut is nowhere as expensive as in other parts of the country, a little waste can add up to some large bills. Frances of Manchester – who works two jobs – asked for my help to convince her town’s water/sewer department that she should be given a break...

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LIFE GOES ON: Death of the Verb TO BE

May 21, 2011
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LIFE GOES ON: Death of the Verb TO BE

I am in mourning for the words AM, IS, and ARE. In my memory, it all started in the 90s with the Arsenio Hall Show.  Arsenio was charismatic, charming, a GQ dresser, and had his own late night television show. He was a great comedian, and a poor interviewer. What I remember is how...

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CtMobileVet: Pet Ear Mites, How To Deal With Them

CtMobileVet: Pet Ear Mites, How To Deal With Them

The night is peaceful but in the kitten’s comfy pile of freshly washed laundry, the kitten is twitching. She jerks as she attempts to sleep, then shakes her head for the thousandth time. Constant skritch-scratching in her ears is driving her insane. The itching is nearly torturous. Her back leg thumps as she scratches...

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Consumer Advocate: How To Protected Your Online Identity

May 20, 2011
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Consumer Advocate: How To Protected Your Online Identity

If you aren’t concerned about someone stealing your online data, you should be. If you have internet access, you are a potential victim of having your personal information stolen. In the past few years, hackers have broken in and obtained the account information of millions of consumers. Two separate major hacking incidents occurred with...

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CT@Prayer: Predicting Judgement Day Is Tricky

May 20, 2011
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CT@Prayer: Predicting Judgement Day Is Tricky

If you follow religion news at all, or you’ve driven Northbound through Bridgeport, then you know that today is judgment day. Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping says that’s when the rapture will be. At exactly 6 p.m. we will know if we made it into heaven or not. (For an excellent AP story on...

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