REAL MONEY Nine Steps to Dealing With Medical Debt
A broken bone, mental health therapy, a long-term illness, a car accident, a premature baby. All of these situationsand so many more unexpected onescan land a family in medical debt. And you cant comp... Posted on 4/16/13 at 9:27 AM
HEALTHBEAT Defining quality care
A couple of readers let me know offline that they disagreed with a post last week examining the implications of Minnesota's newly released quality performance scores for clinics and hospitals. Their... Posted on 11/26/10 at 3:51 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Formaldehyde to be reduced
President Barack Obama signed a bill offered by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar to reduce formaldehyde in wood products.
“High levels of formaldehyde are a health threat," the Minnesota Democrat sa... Posted on 7/9/10 at 6:58 AM
Most companies understand that it is usually beneficial to try to find a solution to a consumer’s concerns. Companies don’t want unhappy consumers to complain and use a competitor’s service or product.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources has issued an alert to consumers who are considering the purchase of radiant barriers in their attics. The Commerce Department, which has received recent reports of salespeople pitching the radiant barrier product in flyers and at free dinners throughout Minnesota, warns consumers that radiant barriers are not a cost-effective way to reduce heating or cooling loads in Minnesota.
After Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, you might think consumers will be ready for a break – but not so fast!
For the last several years, Cyber Monday – the Monday after Black Friday – has grown increasingly popular among consumers looking to take advantage of online clearance sales that retailers offer after Black Friday.
Even if you’re choosy about which ATMs and gas stations you frequent, you can still become a victim of identity thieves that place seamless devices on machines to steal – or "skim" - sensitive financial information.
After the storms which caused disastrous flooding and major property damage to parts of the state, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is offering advice to those affected, as they begin the process of cleaning up and making repair decisions.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced impending changes to its Business Opportunity Rule that will ensure that consumers have the information they need when considering buying into or taking part in work-at-home programs or other business opportunities.
Following every major flood or hurricane, scam artists try to pawn off flooded vehicles as standard used cars. Flood-damaged vehicles may appear at auto auctions, used car dealerships and in classified ads.
What do you do when your windshield wipers stop working, your left taillight burns out, and your brakes give out? Some may opt to fix the problem themselves, but many turn to the services and handiwork of auto repair mechanics.
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