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 Consumer Corner    March 26, 2015 

Thaw leads to dramatic increase in contractor inquires to BBB; avoid common issues with our do's and don'ts

Buffalo, NY - The numbers don’t lie – Upstate New York went through the coldest and one of the snowiest winters in memory. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is taking calls and web...

 
 Consumer Corner    March 19, 2015

HESC's College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool Gets Students, Families to the Bottom Line Costs

College acceptance letters are arriving to excited college-bound students almost daily and financial aid award letters follow right behind. The award letter contains important information about the fi...

 
 Consumer Corner    March 12, 2015

TIPS FOR USING GO FUND ME, KICKSTARTER, AND OTHER CROWDFUNDING WEBSITES TO MAKE DONATIONS

Thinking of donating to crowdfunding website? We have learned from Akwesasne’s recent tragedy how crowdfunding websites can make a difference, in a very good way. When tragedy struck and equipment w...

 
 Consumer Corner    March 5, 2015

It's National Consumer Protection Week

Buffalo, NY (March 4, 2015) – If you have a phone, then you most likely have been the target of or possibly the victim of scam or fraud. It’s National Consumer Protection Week, and Better Business...

 
 Consumer Corner    February 19, 2015

BBB Offers Advice on What To Do After a Data Breach Compromises Your Identity

(February 5, 2015) – Tens of millions of Americans could be victims of the latest corporate data breach at Anthem Insurance. Unknown hackers apparently stole personal identifying information (PII)...

 
 Consumer Corner    February 12, 2015

Herbal Supplements - Buyers Beware

With the recent release of a study conducted on herbal supplements that was commissioned by NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, buyers of herbal supplements should be aware and wary of what they...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    February 5, 2015

Valentine's Day: Extravagant or Meaningful

The focus on Valentine’s Day should be how to make a relationship last, not what one splurges on Valentine’s Day. As florists, jewelry stores, candies and chocolate manufacturers gear up for the...

 
 Consumer Corner    January 29, 2015

Scam Free for 2015

This year, follow BBB’s five resolutions and stay scam free in 2015. Keep your computer programs and passwords up-to-date. Those reminders to update your Internet browser, operating system and other...

 
 Consumer Corner    January 15, 2015

The Top 10 Scams of 2014

Be aware. Part of being financially sound is being vigilant against scams and thieves. You protect your children, your spouse and your home. You need to protect your money as well. In 2014, there...

 
 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...

 

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