September 14, 2011

How to Complain

How to Complain
“Consumer Action has updated its perennial favorite guide How to Complain in honor of our 40th anniversary. The free and comprehensive booklet is designed to help you complain effectively and get results. How to Complain includes advice on how to approach businesses with a complaint; escalating a complaint through customer service or a company’s executive offices; writing emails and letters about your complaint, and documenting your complaint.” 

This is a terrific resource for consumers!

September 7, 2011

Grab & Go Box for disaster preparedness

The east coast hurricanes and Texas wildfires remind us that we are all vulnerable to natural disasters. Here is Utah we live under the threat of a devastating earthquake. If you live in an area prone to natural disasters (who doesn't??) that could require evacuation, consider creating a grab-and-go box

Use a durable, sealed waterproof box or backpack. Put in copies of everything that is in your emergency file, and add other important papers:  (

Note that the list calls for COPIES of important documents. The originals should be kept in a safe deposit box at a financial institution.

Americans Cannot Visualize Financial Dreams

"Financial Professionals Say Americans Cannot Easily Visualize Financial Dreams:  Americans continue to show resilience post-financial crisis, but a new study released by the Principal Financial Group® and conducted by Harris Interactive reveals that many still need help to envision their financial dreams. Only one in 10 financial professionals said their clients find it easy to visualize their financial dreams, according to the study." 
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What about you? It's much easier to stay motivate to invest for the future if you have a concrete vision of your goal, whether it be retirement, educational expenses, buying a house or ______ (you fill in the blank).  It helps to find a photo of what you want and post it on your mirror or fridge so you are reminded each day.
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