Consumers Corner # 12 More statistics that can affect your vote, web surfing, even your travel By Jim Murphy 3 seconds Website loading time before 40 percent of customers say they will abandon your site, says Kissmetrics.com. Most participants in the survey will wait 6-10 seconds before leaving. 11% Amount Nordstrom retailer
Consumers Corner # 11 These big numbers can affect your life By Jim Murphy Here are some quick facts and figures that can make a big difference in your daily life. Read on, then let me know what you think. 27% That’s the percent of 45-to-65-year olds surveyed by ipsos/USA Today
Consumers’ Corner # 8 New “basic economy” fare lowers cost and convenience BY JIM MURPHY Making airline reservations after March 1? Then be sure you understand the new “basic economy” fares Delta, United and American Airlines are offering. Otherwise, your trip could turn out to be a real bummer, one that’s
Consumers’ Corner # 7 How to avoid costly car rental surprises By Jim Murphy If you’re planning a trip that involves renting a car, here’s something you should know: The windshield is the number one source of damage claims for rented cars, according to Christopher Elliot, a consumer advocate and
CONSUMERS’ CORNER # 6 Older adults should be vaccinated too! By Jim Murphy We all know children need to be vaccinated before they start school. But many Baby Boomers (and even older senior citizens) are skipping vaccinations that can help them stay healthy and live longer. And that’s a
STOP CIRCULATING FAKE NEWS Help curb web misinformation By Jim Murphy Are you guilty of forwarding inaccurate, unchecked or baseless emails to friends and neighbors? Here’s a better idea. Stop. Think. And before you forward that email, go to snopes.com to see if the information is accurate. Spread
Proceed with caution … Beware of “phishing” emails that can steal your identity By Jim Murphy Be smart when you are online. If you see an email from a company or a stranger asking you to click on a link or provide personal or financial information, be suspicious. Then stop.
ONLINE SAFETY TIP … How to find out if your identity has been hacked By Jim Murphy If you have a Target, Home Depot or LinkedIn account, chances are good that your identity has been stolen. These are just a few of the major companies reporting thefts of customer