Consumer News

Concerned About Online Tracking? You're Tracked Offline Too

The discussion about the tracking of our activities, purchases, likes, and so forth has been focused online. Now comes news about tracking us in stores and other places offline. While stores have used various methods to track customers within the store, these have usually been...

What’s the Catch? Five Popular "Offers" to Avoid

July 2014 Enticing offers pop up frequently online, on TV, and in stores for services or goods that you might actually use if they were legitimate. But are they? Is there a catch? If so, what is it? What are your real alternatives? This report looks...

Facebook Ad Policy is Changing. Is It Good or Bad? It Depends.

Facebook has announced that they are changing their Ad policy and giving users more control over the ads they see. Is this a good change for users or a bad change? It depends. If you want more relevant ads, this might be good. Currently Facebook...

The "Feel Good" Factor of Saving Money!

You've heard all the doom and gloom reasons for saving money, such as: You should save for rainy days. You should save for emergencies. If you don't save, you're going to be in bigger trouble than I can cover in this article. But, what about the fun part of...

Vacation Travel Tips and Traps

June 2014 Memorial Day has slipped past on the calendar. The great summer vacation season is upon us. Whether you plan to vacation as a family, a couple, a group of friends, or individually, these vacation travel tips can help you get the most value for...

Hungry in College? Welcome to Food Insecurity

You may not think this problem is happening at your college, but it is. Even at big-name schools, more and more students are going to bed hungry. After struggling to pay rising tuition costs and living expenses, there’s little money left for food. Some of...

The Heartbleed Bug Won’t Be the Last! Stay Safe Online

May 2014 In recent weeks, the Heartbleed security bug has been the headline of hundreds of news stories. Not only were user names, passwords, and other personal information potentially exposed, but there was little consumers could do because the vulnerability was in the security software that...

Two More Online Security Issues: Internet Explorer and AOL

5/2/2014 It seems like there is at least one announcement every week about a data breach or online security issue. This week there have already been two: a security hole in the Internet Explorer browser and a security breach at AOL. Here’s what you need to...

What Do You Need to Know About the "Heartbleed" Bug?

By now you've probably heard of the "Heartbleed" security bug that may affect many of the web servers on the Internet. What is the impact of this bug? That's what makes it scary to some people. While the bug has existed for quite some time,...

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Mortgage Guide

Mortgage Guide

A home is the biggest investment most people make. The StraightTalk Mortgage  Guide will help you understand the process of financing your  home. Whether or not you consider a mortgage with us, read this guide!

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RV Guide

RV Guide

A home on wheels! Who needs hotels? Who needs restaurants?  The StraightTalk RV Guide helps you find the right RV at the right price.

 

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Car Buying Guide

Car Buying Guide

Did you know a dealer or online auto service can sell or lease you a new  set of wheels for exactly what the dealer paid the manufacturer and  still make $500 to $1,500 on just the car itself?  Read on to find out more.

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Home Buying Guide

Home Buying Guide

Home ownership is a huge financial step.  The StraightTalk Home Buying Guide can help you plan for the total process whether you are a first time home buyer or a veteran.

 

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Boat Guide

Boat Guide

If you’ve ever gunned the engine of any watercraft, whether it’s a ten-foot dingy or a thirty-foot cruiser, you know how exhilarating boating can be.  This guide will show you how to purchase one!

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Privacy Rights

Privacy Rights

Every worry about identity theft?  Worry about the dangers of the web? Mind if I read your private emails or browse  through your medical records? This section takes you into the scary  world of privacy and identity theft.

 

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Fifty Plus Guide

Fifty Plus Guide

This guide is filled with resources for adults as they pass fifty and look forward to enjoying their "empty nest" and retirement years.

 

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Remar's Report

Remar's Report

Remar Sutton has been a leading consumer advocate in America for over twenty-five years, and is your independent consumer spokesperson.

 

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Gen Y with Will

Gen Y with Will

Will deHoo has been a leading consumer advocate for young people in America since 2003 and is the person responsible for the excellent “FoolProof” financial education program.

 

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Nick's Breaking News

Nick's Breaking News

Twice a month, Nick Buettner will bring breaking news directly to you on this StraightTalk website.

 

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