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  • 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...
  • Summer tech items for the beach, backyard

    Summer tech items for the beach, backyard
    Like lots of fellow Floridians, Reginald Gaudette has plans to be away from his home this summer. For peace of mind on his travels to visit out-of-state family, he will rely mostly on one person to keep an eye on things back at home - himself. To...
  • Last Resort: Column helps solve consumer issues

    Got a consumer complaint? Contact Last Resort Columnist Greg Dawson. His Last Resort column appears every Sunday on Page 2 of Lifestyle. In the past, Dawson has addressed consumer complaints concerning everything from unscrupulous roofers to...
  • Greer's OC: Good deals at Bridget

    No Rest for Bridget, the one-stop shopping boutique for affordable and in-style apparel, is having a summer sale at both Orange County stores in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach — save up to 80% on the latest styles. This is the place to find...
  • Smart options for cutting home phone bills

    Smart options for cutting home phone bills
    When it comes to skyrocketing home phone bills, Floridians have been lucky, missing out on cost hikes other parts of the country have been experiencing. But higher home phone bills could be just around the corner, say telecommunications experts. Phone...
  • Family tips on staying safe and saving cash

    Family tips on staying safe and saving cash
    When it comes to safety, saving money or just plain having fun, the best advice for families is often good for others, too. With that in mind, check out this short list of tips aimed at helping South Florida families be safe and savvy consumers whether...
  • Protect your lost or stolen cell phone -- or pay price

    Protect your lost or stolen cell phone -- or pay price
    Losing your cell phone is a bummer, period. Unfortunately for Floridians, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa rank among the top 20 metropolitan areas when it comes to lost or stolen cell phones, according to a new market-research survey. The...
  • A farewell to Good Eating, The Stew and you

    A farewell to Good Eating, The Stew and you
    It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least. In 1973, when I started...
  • Rules changing on gift cards

    Rules changing on gift cards
    Five days and counting: If you still don't know what to buy for that last person on your shopping list, a holiday gift card may be looking pretty good. But whether you give or receive one, know what you're getting into before you pay for it or use it....
  • Save and swap used books, DVDs and video games

    Save and swap used books, DVDs and video games
    Call Rob McGarry a serial book-trader, which is to say he joined the growing numbers of consumers who choose to save money by trading and bartering books, DVDs, CDs and video games with others online. McGarry, of Orlando, was tired of losing space in his...
  • Top Florida consumer concerns – and how best to combat them

    Top Florida consumer concerns – and how best to combat them
    Florida consumer complaints were up slightly in 2010 compared to recent years, with the biggest gripes having to do with credit card companies and banks, phone service providers and, of course, telemarketers. Last year the Department of Agriculture and...