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Have a Safe Halloween!
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By: Cathy

Have a Safe Halloween!

O.K., I am dating myself again. When I was a kid, we didn’t even think about going trick or treating until after it was dark, and that didn’t mean twilight, it had to ...

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Tri-State BBB to Award Three Scholarships
By: Cathy

Tri-State BBB to Award Three Scholarships

While school has only been in session for a few weeks, high school seniors may already be thinking about college and how to pay for it. Scholarships are a great way to...

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Foreign Lottery Scams Continue to Plague Unsuspecting Consumers
By: Cathy

Foreign Lottery Scams Continue to Plague Unsuspecting Consumers

For years, the BBB has warned the public of sweepstakes and lottery scams that require you to pay something in advance prior to receiving your “awards/prizes.” Unfortu...

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Interviewing for Success
By: Cathy

Interviewing for Success

Over the years at the Better Business Bureau, I’ve had the opportunity to interview candidates for positions, and it never fails to surprise me how unprepared some are...

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Choosing a Contractor
By: Cathy

Choosing a Contractor

You may have seen posters of me and my husband, glassy-eyed, looking like something from Night of the Living Dead, plastered at some of the local home improve...

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Smart Lawn Care
By: Cathy

Smart Lawn Care

It’s that time of year again! The snow has melted, the days are growing warmer, trees and flowers are budding and the grass is growing, and growing and growing. While ...

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How to Complain Effectively
By: Cathy

How to Complain Effectively

One of the questions most often asked of us at the BBB is: “What should I do if I have a complaint?”  The Better Business Bureau always encourages consumers to try to ...

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Be Careful With Vacation Offers
By: Cathy

Be Careful With Vacation Offers

With the long, cold and snowy winter we’ve experienced in the Tri-State, heading for some fun and sun sounds pretty enticing.  Who wouldn’t enjoy basking on a beach or...

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