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List: Hidden Credit Card Benefits

Most credit cards come with perks, like points or frequent flyer miles… But there’s other benefits you may not even know about. Check out this list of potentially priceless perks that may already be associated […]

12/17/2014

(CBS)

Hospital Snafu Leaves Bay Area Patient With $20K Bill

Health insurance is supposed to help pay your medical bills, but that’s not how it worked for a young dad with a top-tier insurance plan.

12/15/2014

2014's Hottest Gifts And Toys

Holiday Gift Guide For Techies

Gift ideas for the techies on your list this season.

12/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Ugly Situation After Skin Care Clinic Closes

A national chain of skin care clinics has reportedly filed for protection from its creditors in bankruptcy court, leaving thousands of customers who paid money up-front for services wondering what to do next.

12/08/2014

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49ers Fan Traces Lost Phone To Levi’s Stadium, Security Refused To Give It Back

A 49ers fan who lost a cellphone at a recent game at Levi’s Stadium tracked the phone’s exact location, but her plea to get it back from stadium security fell on deaf ears.

12/03/2014

A worker hammers a nail into a shingle on a roof. (CBS)

Demands For Roofing Work Soar With Onslaught Of Bay Area Storms

The recent storms have ended the drought for Bay Area roofing contractors, whose business really dried up over the past few years.

12/03/2014

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Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child’s Name

It’s called a credit freeze or security freeze and it’s the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your — or your child’s — name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.

12/01/2014

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Car Dealers Jump On Black Friday Bandwagon

More and more, car dealers and manufacturers are getting into the Black Friday sales game, offering consumers thousands in trade-ins and cash-back deals.

11/28/2014

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Price Matching During Holidays Is Easy Money That Many Pass Up

For some holiday shopping is a contact sport, but scoring better deals this holiday season doesn’t even require getting off the couch.

11/28/2014

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Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids’ Unused Social Security Numbers

Results of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.

11/26/2014

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