Want to Travel the World? Read This Before You Go
After 26 years of suburban stability, I recently sold my house, pulled up my stakes and hit the road. I'm a different person because of it.
Bumped from a Delta Flight — Are You Owed Anything?
"I believe my wife and I were involuntarily denied boarding. Isn't there a rule that Delta should compensate us for being bumped?"
How to Spot the Lies Financial Advisers Tell
The Trump administration recently killed a rule that would have required brokers to disclose conflicts.
Your Bank Is Lying to You
Consumers shouldn't trust their banks due to scandals and questionable banking practices.
Don't Fall for These Common Summer Scams
Summertime is scam time, so this is the time to brush up on your scam-ology.
DOT Grounds Airline Fee Rule in a Blow to Consumers
Suspended regulation would have required airlines and ticket agents to disclose and separate all fees wherever fare and schedule information is provided.
Some Say TSA Pat-Down Techniques are 'Legal Groping'
The protocol now employed at airports is supposed to be standardized but some are feeling violated by overly zealous agents.
How to Avoid the New Monopolies That Doom Consumers
While textbook monopolies remain illegal, some businesses are so ubiquitous that it seems like consumers have no choice.
Laissez-Faire Government Should Concern Every Citizen
Regardless of political belief, Trump's deregulatory push stands to harm peoples' everyday lives.
Avoiding 'Sanctioned Fraud' of Credit Card Junk Fees
Expect nuisance fees to increase in the anti-regulatory environment Trump favors.
How to Stay (Mostly) Anonymous Online
True invisibility isn't possible but web surfers can take many steps to limit their digital footprint.
Watchdogs Step Up as Trump Threatens Consumer Oversight
Consumer advocates feel energized by the thought that government may yield to corporate interests without a fight.
Blurred Lines: Apps Are the New Public Transit
'The winner is the consumer,' when distinctions are erased between traditional public transit and ridesharing apps.
Travelers Should Fear Rollback of Consumer Protections
'For a Republican administration...regulation is a dirty word. The increasingly powerful airline industry will not accept more fare-transparency regulation.'
Want to Visit Cuba? Go While You Still Can
Some worry whether Donald Trump will preserve President Obama's historic re-opening of Cuba.
How to Travel Abroad in the Age of Donald Trump
If your goal is to avoid conversations on U.S. foreign policy, 'take care not to stand out as an American.'
When airlines merge, who wins?
2012's Worst Scams
Last year people lost billions to identity theft and deceptive debt collection.
Cheap Plastic Tricks
Don't judge a card by its color.
The Hidden Costs Of Flying
Checking luggage? Requesting a seat? As airlines pile on the fees, Christopher Elliott reports on the push for more transparent ticket prices.
America's financial illiteracy.
Inside the Hotel Hype Machine
A Consumer Advocate dissects the travel industry's most exaggerated claims.
Your Credit Swiped
Can the feds protect your Visa card?
Why Superlatives Are a Bad Sell
AT&T ruling shows why companies should avoid hyping their products.
Why you should give air miles a wide berth.
Worst Travel Scams
The costliest rip-offs can come from legitimate businesses. Here's what to watch for.
The Bright Side of a Bad Travel Experience
Even the most disastrous travel experiences hold a silver lining for the adventurous traveler.