Shlachter, Nishimura & Baker

Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

RadioShack gets creative online with Helmet Adventures

It has been a rough year at RadioShack, with its stock price in the tank and losses piling up. At least the company is having some fun in the Twittersphere.

If you like to tweet, you may have caught the company’s series of Helmet Adventures videos, featuring a young man named Kyle who uses a motorcycle helmet outfitted with electronic gear like a GoPro camera or a smartphone to solve everyday problems — like meeting girls. Read more

The Savvy Consumer

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

New rules on reverse mortgage designed to make loans safer for elderly

New rules rolled out by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over the next couple of months will make reverse mortgages for senior citizens safer.

Starting Aug. 4, reverse mortgages backed by the HUD, which is about 98 percent of the market, will be required to have the names of both spouses on the mortgage. Read more

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