How to make your home more energy-efficient

Consumer Reports has created a new energy-saving system for its home shoppers, which allows consumers to track how much energy they use each day.The new system uses smart meters, which are connected to consumer products like thermostats, air conditioners and refrigerators.Consumer Reports found that consumers who use the smart meters more often are using less …

How to help with Teslas recall, regulators say

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday said it will begin a nationwide investigation into whether the $1.4 billion recall of Tesla’s cars has been linked to a safety recall of a Chinese manufacturer, and whether regulators will be able to prevent the recall.In a statement, the bureau said the investigation is continuing, but the …

How to keep the consumer data you love safe and secure in the cloud

Consumers need to protect their personal information on the cloud, including social security numbers, financial information, and credit card numbers, according to a new consumer privacy complaint.The complaint was filed with the Federal Trade Commission by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protections Bureau, and the U-T Group, the largest consumer data …

When to buy a new TV set

The consumer psychologist tells us to buy the best TV set for the money, and a few tips on buying the best one for you.Read more

How to use energy com

Consumers can now tap into energy from the internet, as the Israeli company that sells the service announced it is now available in the US and Canada.The company, energycom, said it has now launched its first customer base in the USA, where it plans to launch a new service later this year.It also launched its …

Why does this subreddit suck?

A new subreddit dedicated to analyzing credit reports for the purpose of predicting what a consumer’s credit score will be in the future has a problem with the data they’re basing their predictions on.The original subreddit, kafkaconsumer, was created to analyze credit reports from the United States Department of Labor, the Federal Reserve, and various …