Saturday, January 12, 2013
Twenty-two tips for consumers, covering such topics as online security, dating, Smartphone protection, credit reports, budgeting, weight loss, identity theft, fake checks, bad businesses, medical fraud, computer firewalls and document shredding.
Hillsborough County government officials have put together a list of 22 New Year's resolutions aimed to protect consumers from such things as identity theft, telemarketing scams, too much debt and shady businesses. ______________ RELATED COVERAGE: ______________
Friday, January 4, 2013
Tips for budgeting? For getting and staying financially fit and debt-free? Not bad resolutions for the new year. Here’s a guide for getting started and staying on track.
In this economy—and especially during this time of year—many of us are facing our very own fiscal cliff. Though we may not be able to raise revenue as easily as the federal government can, these five steps may help you reach solvency and put savings in the bank, financial planners say. To find a financial services provider in the Greater Brandon area, check out the Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch directory and the directory at Brandon Patch. Once you’re free of debt and ready to grow your savings, you can look to financial services companies for investment advice, including banks (Bank of America, Wells Fargo and others), insurers (State Farm, Allianz and others) and brokers (Edward Jones, for example). Good luck! ______________ This post, …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Cords in good condition? Turning off lights before bedtime? These and other tips from the Tampa Electric Company (TECO) can save you money this holiday season.
As folks deck the halls in coming weeks, Tampa Electric would like to offer a few handy tips for a safer, more energy-efficient holiday season. Consider investing in energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lights. LED lights have dropped in price in recent years and are now available in more colors and styles. LEDs do not produce heat, so they reduce the risk of a fire and are safer than incandescent lights. They are also more durable. Tampa Electric offers these additional tips for your home during the holidays: For additional safety tips, visit www.tampaelectric.com/safety. Holiday Decorating Contest Once you have your lights and decorations up, consider taking a photo and entering it in the Patch Deck the House Contest. Finalists …