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More info on HOAs

When you are buying a home, townhouse or condo, you must be given a complete set of documents on the association, which should include a budget.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Homeowners association , community association

Monday - 04/18/2011, 12:38pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 4/17/11

Karen Frank with Hospice of the Chesapeake and Tim McDonough -- a volunteer with the organization -- discuss various programs, including a camp for kids who have lost a family member and an upcoming benefit.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Of Consuming Interest , Hospice of the Chesapeake , Karen Frank , Tim McDonough

Monday - 04/18/2011, 12:29pm EDT

Facebook phishing

Social networking sites are after me. It seems I must be a very much desired individual.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Facebook , phishing

Friday - 04/15/2011, 07:52pm EDT

Keep the cancellation number

If a change in your plans resulted in canceling the hotel rooms you'd reserved for a family vacation, would you keep the cancellation number?

Tags: Shirley Rooker , hotel cancellation

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 12:55pm EDT

A dangerous employment email

If your business posts an employment opportunity online, watch out -- you may be targeted by crooks.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , FBI , Internet Crime Complaint Center , malware , ZeuS/Zbot Trojan

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 01:58pm EDT

Finding a good roofer

A leaky roof can be a source of significant damage to your house. How do you find someone to do the work properly?

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Washington Consumers' Checkbook , roofer

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 06:08pm EDT

Disability technology being used as a scam

Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) are being used to defraud businesses and consumers, according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Telecommunications Relay Service , TRS , Federal Communications Commission , Americans with Disabilities Act , Internet Crime Complaint Center

Monday - 04/11/2011, 01:10pm EDT

A cell phone urban legend

It's an urban legend that's been around for years. In fact, we first reported on it about seven or eight years ago.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Do Not Call Registry , urban legend , cell phone

Monday - 04/11/2011, 12:59pm EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 4/10/11

Steve Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, discusses a survey that revealed large gaps in consumers' knowledge about credit scores and the low rate of savings in this country.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Of Consuming Interest , Steve Brobeck , Consumer Federation of America , Stephen Brobeck

Monday - 04/11/2011, 12:47pm EDT

Air conditioner dilemma

It's hard to believe, but now's the time to check to see if your air conditioner is working properly.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , air conditioner , air conditioning , Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Instit

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 12:48pm EDT
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