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  • Tips for Saving on Funeral Arrangements & Making the Process Easier.

    Tips for Saving on Funeral Arrangements & Making the Process Easier.

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:42:25 GMT
    10 THINGS FUNERAL DIRECTORS WON'T TELL YOUPlanning a funeral for a loved one is a very difficult task. Decisions are often driven by emotions. Reader's Digest released a list of things some funeral directors won't tell a grieving family.1) PLAN AHEAD BUT DON’T PAY AHEADCreate a pay-on-death account instead of paying before your funeral. There’s always a chance the funeral home could go out of business before you die.2) THE CEREMONY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AT A CHAPELA funeral doesn’t have to be he...More>>
    10 THINGS FUNERAL DIRECTORS WON'T TELL YOUPlanning a funeral for a loved one is a very difficult task. Decisions are often driven by emotions. Reader's Digest released a list of things some funeral directors won't tell a grieving family.1) PLAN AHEAD BUT DON’T PAY AHEADCreate a pay-on-death account instead of paying before your funeral. There’s always a chance the funeral home could go out of business before you die.2) THE CEREMONY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AT A CHAPELA funeral doesn’t have to be he...More>>
  • AC Tips & Tricks

    AC Tips & Tricks

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:11:02 GMT
    Having your air conditioner break down can be extremely frustrating – especially in Las Vegas. Here are a few things that the average homeowner or renter can do if it happens.What to do when your air conditioner stops working.1. Check your thermostat to make sure it is set properly – the system switch should be in the Cool position the thermostat it is set low enough, but not too low. (Setting it below 70 can cause systems to form ice and stop cooling.)2. If the thermostat shows “low battery...More>>
    Having your air conditioner break down can be extremely frustrating – especially in Las Vegas. Here are a few things that the average homeowner or renter can do if it happens.What to do when your air conditioner stops working.1. Check your thermostat to make sure it is set properly – the system switch should be in the Cool position the thermostat it is set low enough, but not too low. (Setting it below 70 can cause systems to form ice and stop cooling.)2. If the thermostat shows “low battery...More>>
  • Mystery Shopper Opportunities

    Mystery Shopper Opportunities

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:44:03 GMT

    Getting paid to go shopping is no longer a dream but a reality!! You can start working as a legitimate mystery shopper today. 

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    Getting paid to go shopping is no longer a dream but a reality!! You can start working as a legitimate mystery shopper today. 

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  • Get Cash The Fast & Easy Way with Clash Action Lawsuits!

    Get Cash The Fast & Easy Way with Clash Action Lawsuits!

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-03-14 13:27:53 GMT
    If you caught my story this morning about class action lawsuits for Emergen-C, Pop Chips and Bank of America Robocalls; and you want to know if you qualify, check out this blog.More>>
    If you caught my story this morning about class action lawsuits for Emergen-C, Pop Chips and Bank of America Robocalls; and you want to know if you qualify, check out this blog. More>>
  • Use Windows? Your Operating System May Go Belly Up

    Use Windows? Your Operating System May Go Belly Up

    Friday, February 28 2014 10:18 AM EST2014-02-28 15:18:29 GMT
    Use Microsoft? Then beware, your operating system won't last forever. Microsoft routinely abandon operating systems at the end of what they call a life cycle. Windows XP will be abandoned in a few weeksMore>>
    If you use Microsoft, beware your operating system won't last forever. Microsoft routinely abandon operating systems at the end of what they call a life cycle.More>>
  • Cracking Price Tag Codes

    Cracking Price Tag Codes

    Monday, February 3 2014 8:50 AM EST2014-02-03 13:50:40 GMT
    Want to crack the price tag codes at Costco, Target and more? The check out this link from Ratherbeshopping.com. They've broken the codes for several retailers!! Never miss a deal ever again! Shop tilMore>>
    Want to crack the price tag codes at Costco, Target and more? The check out Ratherbeshopping.com.More>>
  • Consumer Reporting Data

    Consumer Reporting Data

    Friday, January 24 2014 8:33 AM EST2014-01-24 13:33:27 GMT
    Consumer Reporting Agencies Below is a list of consumer reporting companies – companies that collect information and provide reports on consumers that are used to decide whether to provide consumersMore>>
    Consumer Reporting Agencies Below is a list of consumer reporting companies – companies that collect information and provide reports on consumers that are used to decide whether to provide consumersMore>>
  • ID Theft Protection Tips

    ID Theft Protection Tips

    Friday, January 10 2014 9:14 AM EST2014-01-10 14:14:33 GMT
    Has your identity been compromised? If so, there are actions you should take immediately. For details check out the secret service's guide to dealing with ID Theft!  http://www.secretservice.gov/prMore>>
    Has your identity been compromised? If so, there are actions you should take immediately. For details check out the secret service's guide to dealing with ID Theft!  http://www.secretservice.gov/prMore>>
  • Get Rid Of Junk Mail

    Get Rid Of Junk Mail

    Friday, January 3 2014 8:44 AM EST2014-01-03 13:44:30 GMT
    Tired of junk mail? Getting rid of it is as easy as filling out some online forms! The Direct Marketing Association and the company Catalog Choice both offer you ways to cut down on the junk in yourMore>>
    Tired of junk mail? 

    Getting rid of it is as easy as filling out some forms. 
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  • Jerky Treats

    Jerky Treats

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-12-10 20:25:51 GMT
    Jerky Treats According to the FDA, thousands of dogs are possibly being poisoned by jerky treats. The agency recently put out an alert to pet owners and vets with everything you need to know about theMore>>
    Jerky Treats According to the FDA, thousands of dogs are possibly being poisoned by jerky treats. The agency recently put out an alert to pet owners and vets with everything you need to know about theMore>>
  • The 2nd Annual 8 On Your Side Gift Guide

    The 2nd Annual 8 On Your Side Gift Guide

    Monday, December 2 2013 11:05 AM EST2013-12-02 16:05:21 GMT
    The 2nd Annual 8 On Your Side Gift Guide Show is in the history books but that doesn't mean you can't score some of these amazing gifts for loved ones or yourself. Below is a list of all the items featuredMore>>
    The 2nd Annual 8 On Your Side Gift Guide Show is in the history books but that doesn't mean you can't score some of these amazing gifts for loved ones or yourself. Below is a list of all the items featuredMore>>
  • Buying, Selling, Donating Breast Milk

    Buying, Selling, Donating Breast Milk

    Thursday, November 21 2013 3:30 PM EST2013-11-21 20:30:30 GMT
    Breast Milk in Nevada If you caught my story this morning about tainted breast milk, you may be wondering where you can learn more about the benefits and dangers of getting milk from online donors. ToMore>>
    Breast Milk in Nevada If you caught my story this morning about tainted breast milk, you may be wondering where you can learn more about the benefits and dangers of getting milk from online donors. ToMore>>
  • FREE CREDIT REPORTS, COUNSELING & BUDGET SOFTWARE

    FREE CREDIT REPORTS, COUNSELING & BUDGET SOFTWARE

    Friday, October 18 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-10-18 16:56:46 GMT
    FREE CREDIT REPORTS, COUNSELING AND BUDGET SOFTWARE Today I did a story on a company trying to charge you hundreds of dollars for budgeting software and to go over your credit report. You do not needMore>>
    FREE CREDIT REPORTS, COUNSELING AND BUDGET SOFTWARE Today I did a story on a company trying to charge you hundreds of dollars for budgeting software and to go over your credit report. You do not needMore>>
  • Eyelash Extensions

    Eyelash Extensions

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 3:46 PM EDT2013-07-23 19:46:30 GMT
    If you saw tonight's story on eyelash extensions, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for them. Some folks definitely are not.  Many experts agree if you are allergic to acrylic nails youMore>>
    If you saw tonight's story on eyelash extensions, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for them. Some folks definitely are not.  Many experts agree if you are allergic to acrylic nails youMore>>
  • What To Do In A Blowout?

    What To Do In A Blowout?

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-07-16 18:43:12 GMT
    This evening, I showed you the condition of many used tires for sale in the Valley.  Their condition leaves a lot to be desired.  With such hot temperatures here, poor tires can create a recipe for disaster. DoMore>>
    This evening, I showed you the condition of many used tires for sale in the Valley.  Their condition leaves a lot to be desired.  With such hot temperatures here, poor tires can create a recipe for disaster. DoMore>>
  • Las Vegas Tourism Campaign Riffs on NSA Outcry

    Las Vegas Tourism Campaign Riffs on NSA Outcry

    Thursday, June 27 2013 2:52 PM EDT2013-06-27 18:52:21 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas tourism officials are riffing on outcry over national surveillance programs by telling data companies "what happens here, stays here." The Las Vegas Convention and VisitorsMore>>
    Las Vegas tourism officials are riffing on outcry over national surveillance programs by telling data companies "what happens here, stays here."More>>
  • 8 On Your Side: Rebate Not Honored by Solar Company

    8 On Your Side: Rebate Not Honored by Solar Company

    Monday, April 8 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-04-09 02:21:38 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Going green was supposed to save Leroy Johnson money, but when he went green, a rebate he was promised never arrived. Johnson's home is powered by the sun, and all of his electronics areMore>>
    Going green was supposed to save Leroy Johnson money, but when he went green, a rebate he was promised never arrived.More>>
  • Risque Recall - Yoga Pants are too Revealing

    Risque Recall - Yoga Pants are too Revealing

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 4:50 PM EDT2013-03-19 20:50:32 GMT
    In my career, I've covered a lot of recalls, but never one like this. Lululemon is recalling it's popular brand of yoga pants because they are too see through.  And gasp... now there may be a shortageMore>>
    In my career, I've covered a lot of recalls, but never one like this. Lululemon is recalling it's popular brand of yoga pants because they are too see through.  And gasp... now there may be a shortageMore>>
  • Free Tax Prep in Southern Nevada

    Free Tax Prep in Southern Nevada

    Friday, March 15 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-03-15 12:52:38 GMT
    Free and Discounted Tax Prep in Southern Nevada   AARP Free Tax Form Preparation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Feb. 1-April 12, by appointment only. Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, (702)More>>
    Free and Discounted Tax Prep in Southern Nevada   AARP Free Tax Form Preparation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Feb. 1-April 12, by appointment only. Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, (702)More>>
  • Opt Out of Credit Card Junk Mail

    Opt Out of Credit Card Junk Mail

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 3:54 PM EST2013-03-05 20:54:28 GMT
    Tired of getting credit card solicitations in the mail? You are not alone. Some people get a ton and if they ever get in the wrong hands they can be used to steal your identity. To get more informationMore>>
    Tired of getting credit card solicitations in the mail? You are not alone. Some people get a ton and if they ever get in the wrong hands they can be used to steal your identity. To get more informationMore>>
  • New Car Seat Requirements Could Confuse Parents

    New Car Seat Requirements Could Confuse Parents

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 3:47 PM EST2013-02-06 20:47:54 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- A new rule set to take effect next year could confuse parents of children who still use child-safety seats. The rule which takes effect in early 2014 warns parents against using a federally-requiredMore>>
    A new rule set to take effect next year could confuse parents of children who still use child-safety seats.More>>
  • New Year Fitness Deals

    New Year Fitness Deals

    Monday, December 31 2012 11:43 AM EST2012-12-31 16:43:26 GMT
    If getting fit and saving money are part of your new year's resolutions, I've uncovered some deals to help you do both. If you are interested in private pilates classes, Troy Towns Pilates is offeringMore>>
    If getting fit and saving money are part of your new year's resolutions, I've uncovered some deals to help you do both. If you are interested in private pilates classes, Troy Towns Pilates is offeringMore>>
  • 8 On Your Side Gift Guide

    8 On Your Side Gift Guide

    Monday, December 10 2012 7:52 AM EST2012-12-10 12:52:58 GMT
    The holidays are here and if you have someone who is hard to shop for on your I may have found the perfect gift for you.   In my first ever 8 On Your Side Gift Guide segment, I found great gifts for theMore>>
    The holidays are here and if you have someone who is hard to shop for on your I may have found the perfect gift for you.   In my first ever 8 On Your Side Gift Guide segment, I found great gifts for theMore>>
  • Bed Bugs

    Bed Bugs

    Monday, November 19 2012 10:26 AM EST2012-11-19 15:26:29 GMT
    Today, the folks at K-9 Sweeps taught us how to detect bed bugs in your hotel room before you ever unpack!Remember, don't look for the bugs themselves, look for their fecal matter at the top and foot ofMore>>
    Today, the folks at K-9 Sweeps taught us how to detect bed bugs in your hotel room before you ever unpack!Remember, don't look for the bugs themselves, look for their fecal matter at the top and foot ofMore>>
  • Smart Phone Apps & Teens

    Smart Phone Apps & Teens

    Thursday, November 8 2012 10:40 AM EST2012-11-08 15:40:28 GMT
    Remember car phones? I do. We had one in the late 80's. Everyone in my elementary school thought is was very cool. By the 1990's, car phones were out and mega mobile phones were in. I just recentlyMore>>
    Get the skinny on the apps your kids love.
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  • Clark County Ballot Question 2

    Clark County Ballot Question 2

    Clark County Ballot Question 2

    Monday, November 5 2012 7:35 AM EST2012-11-05 12:35:08 GMT
    For more information on ballot question 2, the property tax increase for CCSD repairs and renovations, click here. For more on NPRI's position against the measure, click here.More>>
    Click here to read points-of-view from both sides of the CCSD property tax increase issue. More>>
  • Name Brand Drugs For Less

    Name Brand Drugs For Less

    Friday, August 31 2012 7:34 AM EDT2012-08-31 11:34:01 GMT
    If you spend a fortune on brand-name drugs, I've got good news for you.  There's a whole new way to save even after the generic versions are introduced.All you need are coupons.Yes, there are now couponsMore>>
    If you spend a fortune on brand-name drugs, I've got good news for you.  There's a whole new way to save even after the generic versions are introduced.All you need are coupons.Yes, there are now couponsMore>>
  • Discount Drug Cards

    Discount Drug Cards

    Thursday, August 16 2012 3:05 PM EDT2012-08-16 19:05:30 GMT
    If you don't have insurance, paying for prescriptions can cost you a bundle. While you may be tempted to cut costs but cutting down on your pills, there may be better options available to you.   SeveralMore>>
    If you don't have insurance, paying for prescriptions can cost you a bundle. While you may be tempted to cut costs but cutting down on your pills, there may be better options available to you.   SeveralMore>>
  • Christmas in August???

    Christmas in August???

    Tuesday, August 14 2012 7:57 AM EDT2012-08-14 11:57:16 GMT
    Now,  before you send me some hate mail for talking about Christmas when it is 100 degrees outside, hear me out. Every year people complain about how much they overspend during the holidays.  In fact 6-10%More>>
    Now,  before you send me some hate mail for talking about Christmas when it is 100 degrees outside, hear me out. Every year people complain about how much they overspend during the holidays.  In fact 6-10%More>>
  • 180 Ways To Save

    180 Ways To Save

    Thursday, August 2 2012 7:23 AM EDT2012-08-02 11:23:48 GMT
    Saving money isn't always easy or fun, but one web site says there are 180 different ways to save.More>>
    Saving money isn't easy for most of us. I say most of us because I have met some people who do it well. My husband, for example, is an excellent saver. He never spends more than he makes and he savesMore>>
  • Newlywed Bliss & Debt

    Newlywed Bliss & Debt

    Thursday, July 26 2012 11:50 AM EDT2012-07-26 15:50:42 GMT
    Looking back on my wedding day and newlywed financial help.More>>
    On August 17, I will have been married 5 years. It really seems like it was just yesterday I walked down the isle in Burlington, VT snapping pictures at Shelburn Farms.  If you've never been there, youMore>>
  • Olympic Scam

    Olympic Scam

    Monday, July 23 2012 8:48 AM EDT2012-07-23 12:48:59 GMT
    Click here for a complete list of all the Olympic Scams circulating right now.
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    Click here for a complete list of all the Olympic Scams circulating right now.
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  • Pick pocketing In Las Vegas

    Pick pocketing In Las Vegas

    Friday, July 20 2012 8:17 AM EDT2012-07-20 12:17:54 GMT
    Pickpocket Prevention is easy if you know what to look for and how to carry yourself.
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    Want to learn how to prevent pick pocketing? Learn from the experts.Check out the videos from this blog. Here you can watch dozens of videos of slight-of-hand thieves in action.  Remember, the best wayMore>>
  • LCD TV Money For You

    LCD TV Money For You

    Wednesday, July 18 2012 10:56 AM EDT2012-07-18 14:56:52 GMT
    Want more cash?

    Who doesn't?

    Well, cash may be coming your way if you own an LCD TV or Computer Monitor.
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    Want more cash? Who doesn't? Well, cash may be coming your way if you own an LCD TV or Computer Monitor. Turns out several manufacturers allegedly inflated prices from 1999 to 2006. Three of the manufacturersMore>>
  • Baby Monitors

    Baby Monitors

    Thursday, July 12 2012 7:40 AM EDT2012-07-12 11:40:58 GMT
    As a new mom, I use my baby monitor all the time. I'm a worry wart, so I have to have an eye on her at all times. But recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning about my beloved baby monitor.More>>
    As a new mom, I use my baby monitor all the time. I'm a worry wart, so I have to have an eye on her at all times. But recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning about my belovedMore>>
  • Email Scams

    Email Scams

    Wednesday, July 4 2012 8:09 AM EDT2012-07-04 12:09:47 GMT
    How many emails do you think you get a day?

    I get A LOT. 
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    How many emails do you think you get a day?

    I get A LOT. 
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  • Deals On Designer Duds

    Deals On Designer Duds

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 7:22 AM EDT2012-06-26 11:22:19 GMT
    Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton.  Many women hope to own a designer item at some point in their life but with price tags in the thousands, for many it is just a dream. But not any more.

     
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    Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton. Many women hope to own a designer item at some point in their life but with price tags in the thousands, for many it is just a dream. But your dream can become a reality thanksMore>>
  • Breaker Danger

    Breaker Danger

    Monday, June 25 2012 7:47 AM EDT2012-06-25 11:47:40 GMT
    If your home was built before 1980, do yourself a favor and check out your breaker panel. If you see anything that says "Federal Pacific Stab Lok" you may want to get an electrician to your home ASAP.More>>
    If your home was built before 1980, do yourself a favor and check out your breaker panel. If you see anything that says "Federal Pacific Stab Lok" you may want to get an electrician to your home ASAP.More>>
  • Foreclosure Help

    Foreclosure Help

    Friday, June 22 2012 7:36 AM EDT2012-06-22 11:36:15 GMT
    If you foreclosed in 2009 or 2010, you may be eligible for an independent review of your experience, and that could mean cash for you.More>>
    If you foreclosed in 2009 or 2010, you may be eligible for an independent review of your experience, and that could mean cash for you.More>>
  • Credit Card & Bank Complaints

    Credit Card & Bank Complaints

    Tuesday, June 19 2012 4:04 PM EDT2012-06-19 20:04:34 GMT
    Want to know if your bank or credit card company has a good reputation? Now you can find out thanks to a new web site.
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    Want to know if your bank or credit card company has a good reputation? Now you can find out thanks to a new web site.
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