Nicole from the FTC sez, "Con artists often exploit our fears to take our money, and right now there are many families in fear of losing their homes. Scammers who promise to stop foreclosure are out to make a quick buck and can turn a homeowner's distress into disaster.
Today, the FTC and its partners announced new law enforcement actions against deceptive foreclosure rescue companies. Along with the announcement, the FTC released "Real People, Real Stories," a video about keeping your home. It features people targeted by foreclosure rescue scams and advises homeowners in distress that free help is available from the Homeowner's Hope Hotline at 888-945-4673.
We hope you'll post this video, and encourage your readers to get the help they need from a HUD-certified housing counselor. More information about mortgages is available at www.ftc.gov/yourhome."
Legal marijuana comprises only about 10% of the total U.S. weed market, but it already eclipses total sales of foods like frozen pizza and services like music streaming, according to Alternet, who looks at other markets that will soon be dwarfed by weed sales.
Compared to 75 years ago, Americans spend less on reading, alcohol, tobacco, clothing, and food. They spend more on education, entertainment, and transportation, but the real bank-breaker is how much more Americans spend on housing, even adjusted for inflation.
I’m at Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, CA today (I’m on staff) at the Positive Platform Design Jam, where we had Cornell historian Louis Hyman give a presentation called “Unnatural Capitalism: How the New Deal Reinvented Capitalism and Why We Need to Do It Again.” You can watch a video recording of his […]
Learning a new language will give your resume an upgrade, sure, but it will also provide a huge cognitive boost for mental tasks outside of translation and conversation. Bilingual brains have been shown to be better at handling multiple concurrent tasks, and gaining fluency in a new tongue is an amazing way to improve memory, […]
If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, consider replacing your pillows before dropping hundreds on a new mattress. You can give your tired neck a break with a 2-pack of memory foam pillows, available now in the Boing Boing Store.Each of these pillows is stuffed with cooling polyurethane foam that molds to your […]
Although flagship smartphones are unlikely to adopt heavy-duty outer casing anytime soon, you can always prepare your device for the outdoors with a beefy case and and an external battery like this Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack, available in the Boing Boing Store for $119.95.The Nomad Tile can fully recharge an iPhone 7 over three times […]