Our viewers are getting very good at watching for scams and contacting me when something new hits. But sometimes things really are what they seem.
General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.
There will be fun activities, such as an obstacle course, ladder ball and disc golf.
The Sheriff's Office says if you get a call like this you should hang up and always use caution when being asked for money or personal information.
The 2015 summer driving season ends with the national average at its lowest point for the Labor Day holiday in more than a decade with drivers paying about a dollar a gallon less than a year ago, according to a release by AAA.
Before you go online to buy tickets to a play or concert double check the name of the website. It could be a deceptive ticket broker site that charges highly inflated prices for seats that may not exist.
When the stock market drops, a lot of people rush to check their statements to see how much they've lost. Not a good idea, says Manny Schiffres, executive editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
Computer-based brain games promise to help you stay focused, think faster and rejuvenate your memory. But can they live up to their claims?
An internet company selling foreign language software just agreed to pay $1,000,000 for what the state Attorney General says was an introductory offer scam.
The state says Philadelphia-based Internet Order and it's CEO Daniel Roitman turned an introductory offer into automatic charges for automatic shipments of foreign language software under the brand name The Pimsleur Approach.
When someone you don't know sends an email about your federal tax information, it's understandable that you'd be cautious. It's equally understandable that you'd question an unsolicited letter from lawyers talking about trustee changes at your mortgage company. KOMO viewers contacted the Problem Solvers- with questions about both.
Northwest wildfires are ruining a lot of vacations and burning budgets for many families who paid in advance for a vacation rental. Some establishments offer full refunds, but when you lose lodging due to a wildfire or any other natural disaster, there's no such thing as an automatic refund guarantee.
Want to help your kids save money on their car insurance? You might want to consider keeping them on your family policy.
The recent New Yorker magazine article "The REALLY Big One" has a lot of people asking about earthquake insurance. Remember the basic homeowner’s policy does not provide earthquake coverage. You have to buy a separate policy for that.
Avocados are rich in antioxidants and a good source of potassium, folate and other B vitamins. Plus they're loaded with fiber.
When it comes to long-term investing, putting that money to work for you for 10 years or more, a lot of people still prefer cash, according to a new study by Bankrate.com.
Military families often pay a financial price for their service to the country – dealing with more credit card debt and owning fewer assets than civilians, according to a new report.
"While we were trying to do a lot of outreach it appeared we weren't getting to a lot of people in the community so we took a look at this," says city manager Lance Colley.
When you're on a limited budget, you've got to be very creative with the meals you prepare. A new cookbook show you how to stretch those food dollars.
Federal officials have hit several Southern California distributors with tens of millions of dollars in fines for falsely advertising a dietary supplement's ability to restore memory loss and improve brain function.
The local Better Business Bureau reports scammers are using the name of a legit local company to trick people into thinking they've been hired as work-at-home employees.
Here’s some good news for anyone who needs a federal student loan to go to college. On July 1, the fixed rates for new federal loans – Stafford and PLUS loans – will adjust. And those rates are going down.
A local woman says all she wanted was a free sample of face cream. But the free sample morphed into unwanted products and more than $400 on her credit card.
Buy a car and there's a good chance you'll get hit with what's called a "documentation fee.” This is an extra charge, often hundreds of dollars, that supposedly covers the dealership's cost to handle the paperwork for that purchase.
We don't hear all that much about it, but financial elder abuse is a serious and growing crime in this country. It's estimated that seniors lose more than $3 billion each year to financial exploitation.
More than a third of the adults in this country (35 percent) have never checked any of their credit reports. And that's not good.