Plan your 2018 purchases now, while you still can. Here’s how.

Behold, the buying calendar.

It’s the ultimate consumer tool. If you’re planning to spend money in 2018, you need to get organized. Why? Because businesses are.

They know when you’re likely to buy and are constantly trying to manipulate you with a barrage of ads and armies of highly trained sales associates who don’t take “no” for an answer. Read more “Plan your 2018 purchases now, while you still can. Here’s how.”

A survival guide to air travel in 2018

If you thought 2017 was a challenging year for airline passengers, just wait until you see what’s ahead. Read more “A survival guide to air travel in 2018”

Travelers, here’s how to stay safe in 2018

No one ever said travel was easy. But 2017, which featured terrorism, natural disasters and tumultuous politics, has added a new sense of uneasiness.

Not worried yet? Just browse back to the front page if you’re looking for another reason.

Go on. I’ll still be here when you get back. Read more “Travelers, here’s how to stay safe in 2018”

Here’s what to expect from your favorite consumer advocacy site in 2018

Are you ready for the best year ever? I am.

2017 has been kind of awful for consumers. So awful that I’m afraid to even look back. Which is why 2018 can’t come soon enough.

Read more “Here’s what to expect from your favorite consumer advocacy site in 2018”

Travelers, here’s what to expect in 2018

Fellow travelers, it’s not too soon to start thinking about your 2018 itineraries. Read more “Travelers, here’s what to expect in 2018”