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Making Tax Time Less Tedious

January 25, 2008 Amy 0

Well, it’s that time of year again, folks! Throughout the month of January those tax documents come trickling in and we all find ourselves facing that dreaded task of filing our taxes. In order to make things a little bit […]

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New Social Security/ID Theft Scam Hits Area

January 22, 2008 Misty 0

The Tri-State BBB has received recent reports from concerned citizens who have answered phone calls from individuals claiming to offer Medicare Medical IDs. This is a telephone scam aimed to trick people into giving their Social Security and bank account […]

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New Rules for Border Travel

January 21, 2008 Amy 1

As if the new passport rules, which caused some serious chaos with passport processing turn-around time, weren’t enough to complicate out-of-country travel, there are about to be more rules added for those who wish to cross the U.S. border. According […]

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Reaching That Resolution to Be Debt Free!

January 18, 2008 Amy 1

The BBB has put together some advice on how people facing financial problems can manage their debt: Nearly 75 percent of Americans envision themselves debt-free, excluding mortgages, at some point in their lives according to a recent survey by LendingTree, […]

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Stay Warm This Winter!

January 14, 2008 Amy 1

Well it seems the cold has finally caught up with us, and it’ll probably stick around for a while — and with energy costs still rising, low income households may find it difficult to stay warm while keeping up with […]

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Avoid Generating Problems

January 7, 2008 Amy 0

As it gets colder, and winter storms become more common, many people turn to their trusty portable generators to keep the power going after storms. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advises that winter storm victims be well informed of […]

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Bringing In 2008!

December 31, 2007 Amy 0

The New Year is upon us, and for many that means celebrating until the wee hours of the morning. Please remember to celebrate safely, and many communities make it easy for you to do so! Check with your local taxi […]

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Safe Sleeping for Traveling Tots

December 24, 2007 Amy 0

Traveling with infants can be difficult, especially when it comes to finding a place for them to sleep! Those oh-so-convenient air-mattresses are not an option for infants, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and parents should be advised that […]

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The Night Before Christmas (BBB Style)

December 24, 2007 Amy 0

“Twas a week before Christmas and all through the town Came echoing cries of “The Best Deal Around!” But the seasonal joy was marred by the sight Of fast-dealing swindlers–a perennial blight. The stocking to be hung by the chimney […]