tips

  • BBB Tips for Holiday Shopping

    Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Consumers and businesses nationwide are gearing up as the holiday season is right around the corner. With orders to fill and presents to buy, it can be extremely stressful to try and checkoff everything on your list. When shopping for the holidays,...
  • Don’t Use Gift Cards to Pay for Scams

    Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services Gift cards prepaid credit-card-like financial instruments are for gifts. Just ask the government. Use them, perhaps, to give your style-conscious niece who lives far away the chance to shop for something she’ll actually wear. But DON’T use a gift card to help rescue that niece, or...
  • DIY Halloween Tips to Save Money

    StatePoint Halloween may be the spookiest night of the year, but it’s the prices for costumes and decorations that are scarier than any vampire (and they’ll drain your wallet even faster). This year, Americans plan to spend $3.2 billion on Halloween costumes and $2.7 billion on decorations, with the...
  • BBB Tips for the Start of Rainy Season

    Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau As the leaves begin to fall and the weather gets colder, the inevitable start of rain will soon be upon us here in the Bay Area. Not only can rain be relaxing, refreshing, and a great reason to start getting cozied up...
  • Making it count: 5 tips for choosing a health plan

    BPT This fall millions will head to the polls to cast their vote in the mid-term elections, but they have another important choice to make as well: their health care coverage for 2019. People will have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plans for 2019 during...
  • BBB Tip: Hiring a Tutor

    Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Hiring a tutor for your child is a great way to help with a subject they struggle with. Ensure that they’re staying on top of their curriculum and when preparing for an assignment. When looking for a tutor, however, it can be...
  • Knowledge is power: Tips to help children better understand our connected world

    BPT Technology has rapidly changed the way we live over the past 30 years. Where people once turned strictly to their televisions to watch their favorite shows or play video games, people can now access their favorite entertainment, anytime and anywhere — thanks to smart devices and a WiFi...
  • BBB Tip: Back to School

    Better Business Bureau It may seem like school just let out, but it’s already time to start thinking about the new school year! With back-to-school specials running all summer long, parents and students can start their shopping early and spread it out to avoid a hefty back-to-school shopping bill...
  • Backyard Maintenance Tips for Summer

    NAPS Summer is here and it’s time for backyard barbecues! Before your guests arrive, check these four backyard maintenance tasks off your to-do list to ensure your yard is looking good. Clean Your Barbecue To prevent food from sticking to your barbecue grills, rub cooking oil on the grates...