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  • Scammers beware: Seniors to get tips to avoid theft

    During this time of year, it's especially important to be vigilant about protecting credit cards and personal data from theft. Seniors are often a target of financial crimes, scams, fraud, distraction and solicitation crimes. The two most typical...
  • Home equity lines back in vogue

    If you're thinking about taking out a new home equity line, you're hardly alone. Credit lines tied to home equity — popularly known as HELOCs — are one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market. Volume during the first half of...
  • How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam

    How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam
    It's a Bottom Line four-pack today. How to lose nothing, or $110,000, to scammers. That letter from Santa: Is that really you, St. Nick? And the realties of gift cards. The Grandparents Scam News item: Three Redding residents lost about $190,000...
  • Rule changes to make prepaid cards more kid-friendly

    A popular alternative to checking accounts that doubles as a useful financial education tool for young consumers is about to face more regulatory oversight. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauin November proposed sweeping and long-overdue...
  • Best Days For Holiday Deals? Green Monday and Super Saturday

    Best Days For Holiday Deals? Green Monday and Super Saturday
    With Thanksgiving Day discounts, Black Friday door busters, Small Business Saturday specials and Cyber Monday savings all in the rear view mirror, are there any deals ahead for December shoppers? Count on it, say consumer experts. Two of the season's...
  • Newport council newcomers ready to take seats

    Newport Beach's four new City Council members will be sworn in during Tuesday's council meeting. Scott Peotter (District 6), Marshall "Duffy" Duffield (District 3), Diane Dixon (District 1) and Kevin Muldoon (District 4), collectively dubbed "Team...
  • One week remains for 2015 health insurance coverage

    Consumers have until Dec.15 to sign up for health insurance coverage effective Jan. 1, 2015, through the state's federally facilitated state marketplace. Open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act's state marketplaces opened in mid-November....
  • Surveillance photos released of suspect who stole wallet, spent $1,500

    Surveillance photos released of suspect who stole wallet, spent $1,500
    Glendale police on Friday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing a wallet and using the victim’s credit card to buy more than $1,500 worth of merchandise, police said. On the afternoon of Oct. 8, the victim left his wallet on a...
  • Blotter: Motorist falls asleep at wheel in Palos Hills

    Blotter: Motorist falls asleep at wheel in Palos Hills
    The following items were taken from Palos Hills police reports: A resident on Cobblestone Court told police Nov. 25 that he received a bill from Ace Hardware, 7601 W. 111th St., for $588.09 charged to the man's condominium association. The resident told...
  • How Bruce Rauner can lead Illinois from ruin

    How Bruce Rauner can lead Illinois from ruin
    On Nov. 4, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner won more than an election. He won the opportunity to change our state's kleptocratic political culture and make Illinois once again a hospitable place to raise a family and grow a business. Rauner campaigned as a...
  • Consumer Reports: Seven commandments of holiday shopping

    Consumer Reports recommends following these seven spending rules to avoid breaking the bank this holiday season: 1. Thou shalt manage receipts. You might need them for proof of purchase for warranties or to make a return. Have a designated place where...