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  • Should community associations get into rent collections?

    Should community associations get into rent collections?
    Florida law allows community associations to demand tenants of owners behind in maintenance payments to hand over rent payments — or face eviction. But does that mean your community association should jump into the rent collection business? Craig...
  • Cell phone,TV service providers offer Super Bowl tech options

    Cell phone,TV service providers offer Super Bowl tech options
    Want to be the smartest football fanatic at your Super Bowl party? Keep your cell phone nearby and you'll be sure shine on game day, maybe even win a few friendly wagers. Some of the biggest plays on Game Day will be made by tech companies offering all...
  • Get free HD programming for your HDTV

    Just because you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new HDTV, don't be programmed to automatically pay hefty monthly bills to get HD programming. Why, when there is so much free quality HD content available over the public airwaves? All you need...
  • Obama sends consumer-protection bill to Congress

    Obama sends consumer-protection bill to Congress
    President Obama, pushing a key part of his overhaul of financial regulations, sent to Congress a draft bill that would create the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which he said would better protect Americans from unscrupulous practices and make...
  • Choosing a crib mattress that's best for baby

    Choosing a crib mattress that's best for baby
    And you thought choosing a name was hard. Navigating the maze of crib mattresses involves more than noting your crib's measurements and heading to the nearest baby store -- especially if you're concerned about the chemical makeup of your child's bed. We...
  • Discipline, smart strategies save cash at the grocery store

    Discipline, smart strategies save cash at the grocery store
    Want to save money at the grocery store? Shop less often. Want to save more? Shop alone. And leave the kids at home. Coupons and discounts aside, one of the best ways to cut grocery bills is to be as disciplined as a drill sergeant about how you shop...
  • Before you buy new, check out used and slightly-scratched aisles

    Before you buy new, check out used and slightly-scratched aisles
    Missed the holiday sales? Not to worry; you can match or beat those deals any time of year, whether buying a TV, replacing a microwave oven or splurging on an electronic scooter. Across South Florida, bargains abound as big name retailers continue to...
  • Dine out and save, with social media and phone apps

    Dine out and save, with social media and phone apps
    Looking for a new burrito joint in Boca Raton or considering a recommended sushi restaurant in Orlando? Chances are you'll find your place fast - along with a possible meal deal, candid diner review or invitation to a private dinner - using the right...
  • Cut TV bills with Web services, options

    Cut TV bills with Web services, options
    Whether you live in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton, the last thing you should be paying too much for these days is TV content. It used to be TV watchers demanding choice had to sign up for costly, long-term cable or satellite services. Today...
  • Apps take labor out of childbirth

    Apps take labor out of childbirth
    Janette Cruz's second child is due in January and in addition to her doctor's care, she is using smart phone applications to keep track and manage her pregnancy. The Miami mother-to-be is shopping for apps for her own Blackberry, but in the meantime...
  • Father's day gift ideas to help dad stay hip, mobile

    Father's day gift ideas to help dad stay hip, mobile
    document.write (""); Father's Day is a time to let Dad know how much we love him – and take the opportunity to help him improve himself. Here are some gift ideas to improve his vocabulary, grilling skills, golf game and more. With Dad's day...