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Recent articles by John:

Child tax credit, stimulus checks could mean tax-filing confusion

Tax filing will be confusion this year, because many people did not receive all the Stimulus Checks or Child Tax Credit checks they were entitled to in 2021. → Read More

Why you may want to think twice about being new furniture right now

IKEA announces across the board price hikes, as shoppers everywhere find prices of couches, bedroom sets, and more much higher this year. → Read More

Wild used car market: Man offered $7,000 profit on his minivan

Used car prices and trade-in prices are getting so high, one man was offered a $7,000 profit if he would trade in his used Chrysler minivan. → Read More

Bengals vs Raiders tickets: Here's what it will cost you

The Cincinnati Bengals are facing the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday January 15th at 4:30 pm. Here's how much tickets are selling for to the game. → Read More

Couple shares warning about pet sitter after dog left alone

A couple who hired a pet sitter for their pandemic puppy claimed the sitter only checked the dog once, letting it defecate around the house → Read More

Couple forced to quarantine on cruise despite negative COVID test

A couple says their 25th anniversary was ruined when they were forced to stay in their cabin during a Bermuda cruise, even though they did not test positive for COVID-19. → Read More

How to protect your home and car from freezing

With temperatures predicted to fall to 10 degrees or lower in some area, here are some steps you should take to avoid costly repairs → Read More

Inflation hits home: Man has to pay $3,000 more for shed

Inflation is not just raising the price of gas, groceries, and clothing. → Read More

Getting unexpected Amazon packages? Here's why it may be a scam

Here's what to know if you get an unexpected deliveries. → Read More

4.5 million Americans just quit their jobs: What to know before you join them

A record 4.5 million Americans quit the daily grind in November, 2021. What you need to know if you are thinking of joining "The Great Resignation." → Read More

Watch out for fake employers promising high paying work-from-home jobs

With so many people trying to find work-from-home jobs right now, the Better Business Bureau has a warning about employment scams. → Read More

Top New Year's scams to watch out for in 2022

There are several New Year's scams the Better Business Bureau is warning about ahead of 2022. → Read More

Top New Year's scams to watch out for in 2022

With the new year come promises to eat better and lose weight. But that's where it's so easy to fall victim to a weight loss scam. → Read More

The Great Resignation: What to know before quitting in 2022

Millions of Americans have quit their jobs, not wanting to go back to the office full time in the new year. So here's what to know before you join the Great Resignation. → Read More

How to make post-holiday returns as easy as possible — and why you shouldn't wait

Return season is now in full swing. How to make those returns as easy as possible, and get full value for your items. → Read More

Convenience stores offering last-minute gifts

Need a last-minute gift? You'd be amazed at what you'll find at a 24-hour convenience store → Read More

Christmas gift or scam?: Beware of phony presents

More and more people are getting unexpected Amazon deliveries, but this gift could be a scam. → Read More

With omicron here, should you rethink holiday travel plans?

The sudden arrival of COVID's omicron variant, just before Christmas, is shaking up the travel industry. Should you go ahead with your plans? → Read More

Here's why you don't have to rush to return those unwanted Christmas gifts

Due to all the supply chain problems this year, many retailers are being more generous when it comes to returns. → Read More

Neighbor, the 'Airbnb for storage,' wants to rent out your unused space

If you have an unused garage, driveway, barn, or large closet, you can now make money renting it out through the Neighbor app. → Read More