Savvy Consumer: How to check out pest control companies

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The Texas Department of Agriculture and Greater Tarrant County Pest Control Association offer useful information on their websites.

Savvy Consumer: New calculator shows value of Texas college degrees

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

The Major Choices calculator uses recent salary data to show whether graduates will be able to pay their college loans based on entry-level salaries in their field.

Property owners should watch for rising flood insurance costs

| |Friday, Mar. 28, 2014

Homeowners should check whether they’re in a flood plain and look into insurance before the costs rise.

Try People’s Law School to learn about wills, estates and other issues

Friday, Mar. 21, 2014

The program sponsored by the Tarrant County Bar Association offers 50-minute sessions on topics including wills, probate, oil and gas, and small claims court.

How nutrition labels on food packages are changing

Friday, Mar. 14, 2014

Food makers move some nutrition labels to the front of packages as government moves to update requirements for listing fat content and serving sizes.

Lots of ways to get help with health insurance before Obamacare deadline

Friday, Mar. 07, 2014

Eligible consumers have until March 31 to enroll for health insurance through the federal marketplace, at, and receive tax credits to help pay for premiums.

Savvy Consumer: Check used car to see whether it’s subject to recall

| |Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

According to Carfax, Texas had 308,000 vehicles listed for sale with open recalls, meaning the problems had not been fixed.

Oncor has incentives for energy-efficiency improvements

| |Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

The residential solar panel initiative is up and running, and two other programs are nearing launch.

It’s tax time, and free help is easy to find

| |Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

AARP offers no-cost tax preparation at Arlington and Fort Worth libraries, and free software and forms are available online.

The Savvy Consumer: How to protect yourself from credit card breach

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Take steps to protect personal data and make it harder for fraudsters to obtain account information.

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