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 Consumer Corner    December 11, 2014 

Keeping Sane for the Holidays

For many people in Akwesasne, Christmas is the best time of the year. Yes, just like the song. But for others, it becomes an overrated, overpriced, way overstressed time of year where all finances...

 
 Consumer Corner    October 9, 2014

Don't Be Haunted By Costly Halloween Shopping Mistakes

In preparation for the “spooktacular” holiday of Halloween, Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to exercise caution when shopping for holiday deals including those at pop-up retail...

 
 Consumer Corner    September 18, 2014

Small Ways to Save on Your Home's Biggest Appliances

By Carson Rolleri, a BBB blog Owning a home can be expensive, especially when it seems that everything is made to break or is in need of repairs after a couple of months. However, thanks to...

 
 Consumer Corner    September 4, 2014

BBB offers advice following reports of possible Home Depot data breach

September 3, 2014 - Buffalo, NY — Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is responding to consumer inquiries regarding concerns linked to reports of Home Depot data breach. As the company...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    July 24, 2014

Erroneous. Erroneous on Both Accounts!

Just like Vince Vaughn’s character stated in the 2005 movie, “Wedding Crashers” there could be serious mistakes being made, and those mistakes are affecting you (and your credit score). Knowing...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    July 3, 2014

10 Free Things to do in New York City, Yes FREE

Summer is here and while most people will head to the river, beach or island, some like the sights, sounds and bustle of the big city, and you can’t get any bigger than New York City. Sure we can ru...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    June 12, 2014

If You are Under 30 – Read This…

I ran into my niece at the post office, she was driving her small, used and rusting car. She was so excited about being accepted at a local university and looking forward to starting classes in the...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    June 5, 2014

Summer Skin Care

Summer is here and after our long winter – we all want to be OUTSIDE! With the rising numbers of people getting skin cancer it is better to take precautions than end up with potentially harmful sunb...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    May 8, 2014

Free and Fresh in the Adirondacks

I am sure every has heard the expression once, if not a hundred times, “it was a long and cold winter”. With truth to every bit of that expression we can finally start enjoying warm weather...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    March 27, 2014

Easy Ways to Save on Spring Break

I’ve written a few articles on saving money while on vacation and here are a few more ideas. With that said, going on vacation doesn’t have to break your bank or blow your budget for months to...

 
 Consumer Corner    March 20, 2014

Generational Spending

There are many things that can be passed down from generation to generation. Some things are great and others not so; your height, weight, the color of your eyes, an inheritance, and lesser known...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    March 6, 2014

Before You Jump

There are some things to take into consideration before you spend the money from the Tax Class Action Suit. For one, this money is extra money, it is money you never expected to get, didn’t really...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    February 27, 2014

Top 10 Things You Should Buy Used-Part 2

5.  Musical Equipment Things like amps, guitars, and recording equipment can run into the hundreds and even thousands brand-new.  A decent microphone alone can go for several hundred.  Any...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    February 20, 2014

Top 10 Things You Should Buy Used-Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I gave you a list of things you should not buy used. Well this week, here is your list of things you should buy “Used”! 10.  Clothes It’s utter insanity to buy clothes...

 
 Consumer Corner    February 13, 2014

January and February Deals

By Kaniethonkie Everyone knows a good deal when they see one, but how about waiting for a good deal? January and February are noted for certain things that go on sale and this year is no different....

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    February 6, 2014

Creative and Inexpensive Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and by the time this is published, guys and gals – you’ll have 8 days to come up with a gift that has meaning and shows you care. Buying a diamond (or...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    January 30, 2014

20 Things You Should Never Buy Used - Part 2

11. Swimsuits Buying a swimsuit is about as much fun and demoralizing as buying jeans. So without trying on a hundred of them I can’t imagine wearing someone else’s swimsuit. Think about it - swim...

 
 Consumer Corner    January 23, 2014

20 Things You Should Never Buy Used - Part 1

By Kaniethonkie 2014 is here! And with the New Year you get a fresh start on everything; your health and weight, your home, and your budget. One way of keeping within your budget – “Is it better...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    December 19, 2013

20 Last Minute Gifts That Will Last a Lifetime

Continued from last week 11. Personalized Calendars. You can buy calendar blanks or use a template from a program; add pictures of things or people meaningful to the recipient; add in important dates...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    December 12, 2013

20 Last Minute Gifts That Will Last a Lifetime Part 1

Are you running out of ideas or just tired of the craziness of shopping for gifts they won’t use or remember. Here is a list of ideas for gifts that could become cherished forever, at least make...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    November 27, 2013

Shop Small Saturday on November 30th

Each November, businesses across North America encourage locals to shop small. It’s a way of bringing in locals (and visitors) to shop in their own hometown, in shops run by your neighbor, your cous...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    October 17, 2013

Winterize Your Vehicle Now

We’ve all been living here for many years now and let’s face it - we live in a climate with cold temperature for at least six months of the year. And we all know the dangers of driving an unsafe...

 
 Consumer Corner    August 22, 2013

The Sales for Back to School

By Kaniethonkie Looking for a good deal on school clothes? There is always the Big Box Stores; Wal-Mart, Target, JCP, Sears and more. Then there are the “it” stores; J Crew, Aeropostale, Abercromb...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    August 1, 2013

Getting Ready for School – Laptops

Let’s face it, it’s the end of July, we are hearing advertisements for the Franklin County Fair, the Sate Fair and more. Summer is coming to an end and school is just waiting to start all over...

 
 Consumer Corner    July 25, 2013

Saving You Money – One App at a Time

By Kaniethonkie We are all for making things easier, finding things less expensive or just finding things quickly. Here are some apps for iPhone users that make things just a bit more organized, save...

 

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