Michelle Mortensen, 8 News NOW

Michelle Mortensen

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Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Michelle:

Try It Before You Buy It: Simply Fit Board

Twist your way to a summer ready body. That's what the makers of the Simply Fit Board claim you can do. Consumer Advocate Michelle Mortensen puts it to the Try It Before You Buy It test. → Read More

On Your Side: Student Loan Assistance

More than 43 million Americans are drowning in student loan debt totaling 1.4 trillion dollars. Many people are looking for relief from the looming payments anywhere they can find it but not all loans can be forgiven. → Read More

Great Mother's Day Gifts For Any Budget

Mother's Day is right around the corner and if you need a gift mom or grandma will truly love, consumer advocate Michelle Mortensen has some ideas to consider. → Read More

Try It Before You Buy It: Perfect Smile

Hate your smile? Perfect smile may be able to help. For $20 it promises to turn your frown upside down. But does it work? → Read More

On Your Side: Tax Day Freebies

Tax day is not just a day to pay Uncle Sam, it's also a day to collect free and discounted food and products. → Read More

Debt Destroyer: Class Action Cash

Class action lawsuits settle all the time, but many people don't know about them and never cash in on their claims. → Read More

8 On Your Side helps solve black pool problem

If you have solar panels heating your pool, you could experience black pool disease. 8 On Your Side details the condition and why it could cost you a lot of money. → Read More

8 On Your Side uncovers 'kidnapping' phone scam

8 On Your Side has uncovered a new phone scam that is hitting the country. → Read More

The key to choosing a good locksmith

LAS VEGAS -- We've all done it. We've locked our keys in the car or locked ourselves out of the house. But one must beware who to call when getting in such a bind. As 8 On Your Side discovered, making the wrong call can cost a fortune. If you are like most folks who need a locksmith, you grab your phone and search for the cheapest option online. But those online prices can be very deceiving.… → Read More

8 On Your Side: Woman helps catch Amazon hacker

A Las Vegas woman whose Amazon.com account was hacked helped locate the suspect. When Amazon balked at giving her a refund, she called 8 On Your Side. → Read More

8 On Your Side: Organization offers free legal advice Friday

Need to talk with a lawyer, but can't afford the legal fees? In honor of National Law Day, one organization is providing free legal consultation on May 1st. → Read More

8 On Your Side shows how to spot a clunker

Buying a used car can be frustrating; it's easy for used car dealers to conceal damage and sell clunkers. 8 On Your Side shows how to recognize a lemon. → Read More

8 On Your Side confronts people selling old, used mattresses

Would you ever buy a used mattress sold out of a storage unit? Hundreds of people across the valley do and don't realize what they actually getting is not new and not a bargain. → Read More

Consumers could be buying old, used mattresses

LAS VEGAS -- thousands of dollars are being made very single day in this town ... by selling used mattresses as new ... or nearly new to unsuspecting folks trying to save money.when consumer advoca... → Read More

Oh, snap! Wedding photographer's pics fail to develop

They saw a picture is worth a thousand words — which is especially true on your wedding day But what do you do when your wedding photographer doesn't deliver? → Read More

8 On Your Side: Brides upset about wedding photographer

What do you do when your wedding photographer doesn't deliver? You call 8 On Your Side. → Read More

8 On Your Side helps woman restore widow's benefits

A local woman claims the Social Security Administration tried to take away her widow's benefits, leaving her in a financial lurch. → Read More

8 On Your Side investigates gas card claims

Ever wonder if getting a gas credit card will save you money at the pump? 8 On Your Side crunches the numbers. → Read More

8 On Your Side explores ways to save on cable bills

Want to save money on your cable bill? As 8 On Your Side discovered, it may be time to cut the cord. → Read More

8 On Your Side: Nevadans struggle with financial literacy

A new study shows Nevadans need help getting out of debt. A new study shows Nevada is at the bottom of the pack when it comes to financial management. → Read More