Category Archives: consumer rights

No presidential help for retirees, small investors

Retirees won’t be getting any protection from our billionaire president. He is moving quickly to get rid of an Obama administration plan that would have required financial advisers to put clients’ interests above their own. The Obama fiduciary rule, which … Continue reading

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How to feel like a dummy while trying to get a smartphone

I’m making progress on the smartphone front. I’m discovering the questions to ask and the details to consider. But I sure feel like an ignoramus. As I wrote Monday, I finally overcame my fears and inertia and decided to get … Continue reading

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Wary consumer lets down guard with doctors

I consider myself a reasonably sophisticated consumer. When I went looking for a plumber recently, I called up Angie’s List, read many reviews, narrowed my selections and then checked with the Contractor State License Board to see that they were … Continue reading

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