Home Economist is Featured Speaker at JP Morgan Event

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: Random|

Prominent financial advisor Darren Graff hosted a group of New York’s most prestigious personalities for a Laurent Tourondel and Darren Graff discussion about overspending and kids. Led by The Home Economist, nationally syndicated [...]

5 Best Back-to-School Apps

By | September 4th, 2016|Categories: Working Moms & Money|

They call you "mom" but this job also makes you "Director of Operations." It's on your shoulders to orchestrate two, perhaps three, maybe four (if your number is "five" presumably you have no time for reading blog posts) ever-changing, schedules -- all while insuring everyone is fed. As parenting gets [...]

Little Bites Can Choke Children: RECALL

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Random|

A host of Little Bites treats are being recalled because many were baked with small plastic pieces that could choke child snackers. A manufacturing failure at the plant caused the plastic to be mixed in to [...]

VW “Buyback” Could COST You Money

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Life in Numbers|

Be careful when considering an offer made by a car-maker to "buyback" your VW or Audi 2.0 liter diesel car, The VW "Buybacks" could be deceptive, says the federal government. warns the Federal Trade [...]

Water-Damaged Cars Flood a Market Near You

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Random|

After most major floods, damaged cars are cleaned up and taken out of state for sale, says the Federal Trade Commission. That means even if you live far from the damage, these once-water logged vehicles [...]

Cut Labor Day Travel Costs

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Happiness & Money|

Brett Graff, THE HOME ECONOMIST, talks about cutting Labor Day travel costs on NEWS 8's LET'S TALK LIVE in Washington DC. This week, the Washington DC show LET'S TALK LIVE on NEWS 8 [...]

Dieters Deceived By This Guy to Get Their Money Back

By | August 21st, 2016|Categories: Food & Money|

If you bought Kevin Trudeau's book, "The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You To Know About," make sure to get your refund. The government is returning $6.3 million to people who purchased the this weight [...]

This Spice Can Cause Brain Damage in Kids, Babies

By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: Food & Money|

At least five brands of ground turmeric powder contain excessive levels of lead, which can accumulate in the body and cause health problems such as mental delays and developmental issues that are particularly harmful for pregnant women, [...]

The Truth About Zika Protection Products

By | August 6th, 2016|Categories: Health & Money|

The Zika virus is scary but companies falsely claiming their products can repel the infected insects are enough to make us really sick. Many of the wristbands, stickers and patches that seem to magically send away mosquitos are likely  untested, says the Federal Trade [...]

These “All Natural” Lotions Are Lying

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Health & Money|

The "All Natural" claims of four companies are actually man-made -- as the products themselves are full of synthetics, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The companies settled the claims today and are supposed to stop tricking us [...]