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Avoid pet flipping Video included

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Think about pet flipping like this…an organized dog theft ring. And the victims in this type of scam? The dogs.
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Cost of small pets Video included

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They are cute, they are fuzzy or feathered. Your kids may see them in a pet store window, or you may find a free one online.
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Keep from paying airline fees Video included

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Hitting the skies does not come cheap any more, especially with all the new fees that are implemented every time we turn around. More>>

Hotel scams to avoid Video included

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Once you have signed into your hotel, Credit.com says you are not exempt from becoming victim to scammers trying to take advantage of your stay. More>>

Restaurant Report Card: On the road to Rutledge, Madison, Athens Video included

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If you're looking for a quick, in-state getaway where you can enjoy some amazing food here's something that will whet your appetite. We headed east to Rutledge, Madison and Athens for good eats. More>>

How restaurants get you to pay more Video included

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Restaurants know how to play the mind game and they do a great job of it. More>>

Avoid a faux sale Video included

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Everyone loves a good sale. But is the price on that tag really a worthy deal? More>>

What happens when you do not pay student loan

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Student loan payments are not the easiest thing to make. But you end up paying a lot more in the end if you are turning to a blind eye to them. More>>

What college students do not need Video included

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As a parent, you want the best for your kids. Especially when they are away from home, at college. More>>

Moving? Avoid change of address scams

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CBS46 tells you how some online companies are profiting by charging you for a service you can get for free. More>>

Know this tech info before booking flight Video included

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If you love your electronic entertainment, this is what you need to know prior to booking your flight, to make sure you get all you want. More>>

2014 Pub Crawl for Autism

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Come out and rub elbows...and help a great cause! The Pub Crawl benefits Autism Speaks. More>>

Judge: Cobb law firm was wrong in collecting wages from former debtor

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A federal lawsuit that alleges controversial law firm Frederick J. Hanna & Associates violated federal debt collection laws by garnishing wages to which it wasn't entitled, will likely continue. More>>

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  • Secret to getting the best deals; Cheat sheet included

    Secret to getting the best deals; Cheat sheet included

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:27:26 GMT
    How can you tell if an item is full price or as low as it can go? The answer may be staring you right in the face. "There's a lot of little tricks to looking at the price tag to figure out what kind ofMore >
    How can you tell if an item is full price or as low as it can go? The answer may be staring you right in the face.More >
  • Gift card customer survey scams

    Gift card customer survey scams

    Friday, July 11 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 16:14:29 GMT
    You really have to watch out for yourself when it comes to online customer surveys. They may seem harmless but you do not always get the prize that originally lured you in. They are everywhere: receiveMore >
    You really have to watch out for yourself when it comes to online customer surveys.
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  • Restaurant Report Card: On The Road, Blue Ridge Mountains

    Restaurant Report Card: On The Road, Blue Ridge Mountains

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-11 12:01:50 GMT
    If you're looking for a quick in state getaway where you can enjoy some good food, you're in luck. CBS46 took our exclusive Restaurant Report Card on the road to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North GeorgiaMore >
    If you're looking for a quick in state getaway where you can enjoy some good food, you're in luck. CBS46 took our exclusive Restaurant Report Card on the road to the Blue Ridge Mountains.More >
  • Earn extra money

    Earn extra money

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:19:25 GMT
    You may have a full time job, but having supplemental income is always a big help. There are plenty ways you can make extra cash in your spare time. Reddit suggests… Flipping at yard sales. This is whenMore >
    You may have a full time job, but having supplemental income is always a big help.
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  • Telemarketing scam preys on small businesses

    Telemarketing scam preys on small businesses

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:00:19 GMT
    Taking out a loan could make you vulnerable to telemarketing schemes.More >
    Taking out a loan could make you vulnerable to telemarketing schemes.More >
  • Tech support fraud and avoiding it

    Tech support fraud and avoiding it

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:39:15 GMT
    Tech support fraud has been picking up steam the past few years. More recently, they are taking a different route. Used to, they would try to rip you off with bogus security software. Now, they are callingMore >
    Tech support fraud has been picking up steam the past few years. More recently, they are taking a different route.More >
  • Tin Lizzy's in Kennesaw currently hiring

    Tin Lizzy's in Kennesaw currently hiring

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:03:46 GMT
    Time to submit your resume! Get in on the fun at Tin Lizzy's Cantina in Kennesaw. They are currently hiring and are looking to fill 150 positions.Click here to apply online.Click here to print out a hardMore >
    Time to submit your resume! Get in on the fun at Tin Lizzy's Cantina in Kennesaw.
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  • What to do if your luggage is lost

    What to do if your luggage is lost

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-08 14:54:42 GMT
    If your suitcases are not on the conveyer belt at baggage claim because they are delayed, USA.gov says… You need to file a report with the airline prior to leaving the airport. Be sure to fill out a formMore >
    If your suitcases are not on the conveyer belt at baggage claim because they are delayed, USA.gov says…More >
  • GPS tags for luggage

    GPS tags for luggage

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-07-08 12:50:52 GMT
    Being able to track our luggage is going to change over the next few years. A techy addition will put our minds at ease. Which means those paper tags that have been around since the 1930's are becomingMore >
    Being able to track our luggage is going to change over the next few years.
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  • CBS46 investigates invisible danger striking firefighters

    CBS46 investigates invisible danger striking firefighters

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-08 03:00:20 GMT
    Firefighting is clearly a dangerous job but a new study confirms a hidden danger is putting our brave firefighters at even greater risk. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and NationalMore >
    Firefighting is clearly a dangerous job but a new study confirms a hidden danger is putting our brave firefighters at a greater risk of developing cancer.
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  • How to avoid psychic scammers

    How to avoid psychic scammers

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:00:16 GMT
    You don't need a crystal ball to know that there are so-called psychics out there who prey on people for money. But if you are a believer, CBS46 tells you some ways to avoid getting ripped off.More >
    You don't need a crystal ball to know that there are so-called psychics out there who prey on people for money. But if you are a believer, CBS46 tells you some ways to avoid getting ripped off.More >
  • What to inspect on prospective home

    What to inspect on prospective home

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:45:31 GMT
    Home inspection day can be exciting. It give you the chance to explore everything around a prospective home. But often, some things are overlooked. Which means there are times when you will need more thanMore >
    Home inspection day can be exciting. It give you the chance to explore everything around a prospective home.More >
  • Avoid patriotic scams

    Avoid patriotic scams

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:43:56 GMT
    As we celebrate our nation's birthday, fraudsters are celebrating with some of their biggest scams. And they are targeting those of you around retirement age. Holidays, especially the 4th of July, are timesMore >
    As we celebrate our nation's birthday, fraudsters are celebrating with some of their biggest scams.
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  • Questions to ask during open house

    Questions to ask during open house

    Monday, July 7 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-07 17:29:43 GMT
    Although the housing market is slowly recovering, many of you are still out looking for home. One important part of the hunt is attending an open house. This meeting is for you, as a potential buyer. TakeMore >
    Although the housing market is slowly recovering, many of you are still out looking for home.More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Best American Food

    Restaurant Report Card: Best American Food

    Friday, July 4 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-04 21:49:07 GMT
    If you're looking for the best burger to chow down on over the Fourth of July weekend, look no further than The Vortex at 438 Moreland Ave. in Atlanta's Little Five Points.More >
    If you're looking for the best burger to chow down on over the Fourth of July weekend, look no further than The Vortex at 438 Moreland Ave. in Atlanta's Little Five Points.More >
  • Freebies for 4th of July

    Freebies for 4th of July

    Friday, July 4 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-04 17:17:46 GMT
    Outback Steakhouse...free bloomin' onion with any purchase. Just say "Freedom" to your server.Boston Market...50 percent off any family meal purchase. Click here for the coupon.Bonefish Grill...3 takeoutMore >
    It's a big holiday for freebies and deals.
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  • Norcross group commits fraud

    Norcross group commits fraud

    Thursday, July 3 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-03 17:46:01 GMT
    Fraud is everywhere—online, via snail mail, and phone calls. But it hits close to home when it is going on in your backyard. A group out of Norcross has been illegally taking your money. Those under fireMore >
    Fraud is everywhere—online, via snail mail, and phone calls. But it hits close to home when it is going on in your backyard.More >
  • Scammers targeting your cell phone bill

    Scammers targeting your cell phone bill

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:00:30 GMT
    Reading your phone bill can be a drag, but it could also save you from bogus charges added on by scammers.More >
    Reading your phone bill can be a drag, but it could also save you from bogus charges added on by scammers.More >
  • Power of attorney, picking an agent, and fraud

    Power of attorney, picking an agent, and fraud

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:29:52 GMT
    A lot of people want to know…what is a power of attorney…and who needs one? You need one! You, the principal, decide on an agent who will handle your money situation. The document that appoints that agentMore >
    A lot of people want to know…what is a power of attorney…and who needs one? You need one!
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  • Common insurance scam costs you more money every year

    Common insurance scam costs you more money every year

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-01 03:00:19 GMT
    Simply driving to work or your child's soccer practice could put you at risk for a multi-billion dollar scam. And even if you aren't directly affected, it's still costing you money.More >
    Simply driving to work or your child's soccer practice could put you at risk for a multi-billion dollar scam. And even if you aren't directly affected, it's still costing you money.More >
  • Religious leader steals from church-goers

    Religious leader steals from church-goers

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-06-30 21:00:16 GMT
    What if someone you trusted came to you about a promising investment?More >
    What if someone you trusted came to you about a promising investment?More >
  • Money musts before 40 and 50

    Money musts before 40 and 50

    Monday, June 30 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-06-30 18:30:36 GMT
    Let's focus on what needs to be done during our 30's, in time for turning 40.More >
    Let's focus on what needs to be done during our 30's, in time for turning 40.More >
  • CBS46 investigates safety of flea and tick drops

    CBS46 investigates safety of flea and tick drops

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:28 AM EDT2014-06-30 09:28:45 GMT
    A CBS46 viewer claims an over-the-counter flea and tick product killed her cat. Find out what the experts have to say about the safety of these products.More >
    A CBS46 viewer claims an over-the-counter flea and tick product killed her cat. Find out what the experts have to say about the safety of these products.More >
  • Saving for a college bound student

    Saving for a college bound student

    Friday, June 27 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-06-27 17:53:45 GMT
    Gathering funds for college is not always easy, considering the fact that tuition just keeps on increasing. And that is why you should not wait until the last minute to make financial decisions for—andMore >
    Gathering funds for college is not always easy, considering the fact that tuition just keeps on increasing.
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  • Starbucks tuition reimbursement expectations

    Starbucks tuition reimbursement expectations

    Friday, June 27 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-06-27 16:32:07 GMT
    The Starbucks College Achievement Plan is a program developed to help Starbucks employees get a degree. Though, it is not money that is just handed to the employees. There is more to it than that. Knowing theMore >
    The Starbucks College Achievement Plan is a program developed to help Starbucks employees get a degree.More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: East Point Corner Tavern 53 'U', Six Feet Under 100 'A'

    Restaurant Report Card: East Point Corner Tavern 53 'U', Six Feet Under 100 'A'

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-06-27 14:06:46 GMT
    East Point Corner TavernEast Point Corner Tavern
    CBS46 traveled to the city of East Point this week to question a restaurant that has failed twice during the past year.
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    CBS46 traveled to the city of East Point this week to question a restaurant that has failed twice during the past year. The manager hid her face with her hand, but was not able to hide her health inspection.More >
  • GA State Bar investigating controversial debt-collecting attorney

    GA State Bar investigating controversial debt-collecting attorney

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:19:11 GMT
    The State Bar of Georgia is investigating a controversial debt-collecting attorney in Cobb County for possible violations of the Bar's professional rules of conduct. CBS46 News obtained a letter from theMore >
    The State Bar of Georgia is investigating a controversial debt-collecting attorney in Cobb County for possible violations of the Bar's professional rules of conduct. CBS46 News obtained a letter from theMore >
  • Avoid these car rental hidden fees

    Avoid these car rental hidden fees

    Thursday, June 26 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-06-26 17:58:30 GMT
    Rental cars are definitely convenient, especially now that summer is in full swing. But they do not always come cheap. As soon as you think you are leaving the lot with a fairly good deal, you will beMore >
    Rental cars are definitely convenient, especially now that summer is in full swing.More >
  • Credit cards & rental car coverage

    Credit cards & rental car coverage

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-06-26 15:13:29 GMT
    I am going to focus on the different credit card networks: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. CardHub.com reports… Every one of the networks provide some type of car rental insurance coverage. However,More >
    I am going to focus on the different credit card networks and what they do and do not cover when it comes to car rental insurance.
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  • Taxpayers: County is wasting $22m on 'needless' road widening

    Taxpayers: County is wasting $22m on 'needless' road widening

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:52:44 GMT
    The debate over whether a two-lane road in Forsyth County should be widened continues as a CBS46 investigation finds there isn't enough traffic on the road to justify the $22 million project. "I'm madMore >
    The debate over whether a two-lane road in Forsyth County should be widened continues as a CBS46 investigation finds there isn't enough traffic on the road to justify the $22 million project.
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  • Save on dental care

    Save on dental care

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-06-25 17:29:10 GMT
    Whether you like it or not, going to the dentist is extremely important. You can address current problems and prevent other ones from happening. And no, it's not just the tools that scare people away,More >
    Whether you like it or not, going to the dentist is extremely important.
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  • Save on vision care

    Save on vision care

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-06-25 15:39:26 GMT
    Many people do not have their eyes examined because they do not have insurance, while others say it is just too costly. Taking care of your vision should be one of your top priorities. No reason is a goodMore >
    Many people do not have their eyes examined because they do not have insurance, while others say it is just too costly.
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  • Scammed by their own flesh and blood

    Scammed by their own flesh and blood

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-06-25 09:00:22 GMT
    Over 50 people were victims of this scheme and lost more than a million dollars. And all of them were either friends or family of the ring leaders.More >
    Over 50 people were victims of this scheme and lost more than a million dollars. And all of them were either friends or family of the ring leaders.More >
  • Microsoft Outlook Outage

    Microsoft Outlook Outage

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-06-24 19:20:39 GMT
    You may have noticed your Microsoft Outlook email has been down for a good part of Tuesday. Which may have made your work hours a little bit more easy going. For others, it has been a burden. This outageMore >
    You may have noticed your Microsoft Outlook email has been down for a good part of Tuesday.
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  • Protect yourself from medical identity theft

    Protect yourself from medical identity theft

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-06-24 16:34:13 GMT
    Of course, you cannot prevent data breaches, but you can do what it takes to protect yourself from medical identity theft. AARP recommends… Asking your insurers, once a year, for a list of benefits paidMore >
    Of course, you cannot prevent data breaches, but you can do what it takes to protect yourself from medical identity theft.
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  • Detect medical identity theft

    Detect medical identity theft

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-06-24 16:22:17 GMT
    Thieves are out not only to get your credit card number, but your medical information as well. They can use it to see a doctor, get medications, and file claims with your insurance provider. This, in turn,More >
    Thieves are out not only to get your credit card number, but your medical information as well.
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  • Save Money at Starbucks

    Save Money at Starbucks

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-06-24 15:26:26 GMT
    There's a good chance your cup of joe is on the list of what is going to cost you more. And Starbucks is making this change because of their cost structure which encompasses labor, commodities, rent, andMore >
    There's a good chance your cup of joe is on the list of what is going to cost you more.
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  • Elderly parents targeted by lottery scammers

    Elderly parents targeted by lottery scammers

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-06-24 15:04:48 GMT
    A lonely widow is losing her life savings to scammers who just won't stop.More >
    A lonely widow is losing her life savings to scammers who just won't stop.More >
  • How to keep your pet healthy

    How to keep your pet healthy

    Saturday, June 21 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-06-21 16:35:56 GMT
    Everyone wants to show off their pets, but you should also want to show off a healthy one. And that is the key word…keeping them in good health to void too many visits to the vet. The ASPCA says… BrushMore >
    Everyone wants to show off their pets, but you should also want to show off a healthy one.
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  • Avoid locksmith scams

    Avoid locksmith scams

    Friday, June 20 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-06-20 16:19:44 GMT
    Let's say it is the weekend, you might be out for a little fun; but end up locking yourself out of your car or home. Do not just call any locksmith or else you risk being scammed. The Better Business BureauMore >
    Let's say it is the weekend, you might be out for a little fun; but end up locking yourself out of your car or home. Do not just call any locksmith or else you risk being scammed.
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  • Restaurant Report Card: Update on failing restaurants

    Restaurant Report Card: Update on failing restaurants

    Friday, June 20 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-06-20 11:28:17 GMT
    In this week's Restaurant Report Card, Adam Murphy is revisiting some of the worst offenders to see if they've improved on their health inspection scores.More >
    In this week's Restaurant Report Card, Adam Murphy is revisiting some of the worst offenders to see if they've improved on their health inspection scores.

     
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  • Save on summer energy bill

    Save on summer energy bill

    Thursday, June 19 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-06-19 16:38:57 GMT
    Georgia heat can be no joke, especially when the humidity comes out to play. You can still keep your home cooled, without having to fork over too much money.Georgia Power says...Set your thermostat toMore >
    Georgia heat can be no joke, especially when the humidity comes out to play.
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  • Make traveling affordable

    Make traveling affordable

    Thursday, June 19 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-06-19 15:32:15 GMT
    Parents…this one is for you! With just a bit of prep work, you can save a good bit of money and avoid some headaches. RealSimple has some great reminders… If you are taking to the skies, bring the boosterMore >
    Parents…this one is for you! With just a bit of thinking ahead you can save a good bit of money and avoid some headaches.More >
  • Couples turn to crowdfunding to cover fertility treatment costs

    Couples turn to crowdfunding to cover fertility treatment costs

    Thursday, June 19 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-06-19 13:55:57 GMT
    Some couples are finding a way to cover the costs of IVF without compromising their financial future.More >
    Some couples are finding a way to cover the costs of IVF without compromising their financial future.More >
  • Scam artist preys on generous investors

    Scam artist preys on generous investors

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-06-18 21:00:17 GMT
    Investors were promised low risk and high returns to help people in third world countries. But this deal that sounded too good to be true, was.More >
    Investors were promised low risk and high returns to help people in third world countries. But this deal that sounded too good to be true, was.More >
  • Stores offer unit prices online

    Stores offer unit prices online

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-06-18 18:49:38 GMT
    So many big name stores are hopping on the unit pricing bandwagon, which is really great news if you shop online and want the option to save. Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, FreshDirect, CVS, and Drugstore.comMore >
    So many big name stores are hopping on the unit pricing bandwagon, which is really great news if you shop online and want the option to save.
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  • National Splurge Day, June 18

    National Splurge Day, June 18

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-06-18 15:59:12 GMT
    Guess what...now you have a really good reason to go ahead and give in to that slightly bigger purchase you have been considering. Why? Because June 17 is National Splurge Day! Yes, feel generous and buyMore >
    Guess what...now you have a really good reason to go ahead and give in to that slightly bigger purchase you have been considering.
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  • What to do if your car is on a recall list

    What to do if your car is on a recall list

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-06-17 19:58:34 GMT
    With GM's latest recall of another 3.4 million vehicles, as well as all the others, you need to know how to find out whether or not your car is on one of the countless lists.SaverCar.gov allows you toMore >
    With GM's latest recall of another 3.4 million vehicles, as well as all the others, you need to know how to find out whether or not your car is on one of the countless lists.More >
  • What to look out for when buying a used car

    What to look out for when buying a used car

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-06-17 18:49:23 GMT
    Federal law does prohibit car dealers from selling or leasing new cars that are subject to a manufacturer's recall. But what you may not know, as a used car buyer, is there is no law that protects you.WhenMore >
    Federal law does prohibit car dealers from selling or leasing new cars that are subject to a manufacturer's recall.More >
  • Protect yourself from check washing

    Protect yourself from check washing

    Monday, June 16 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-06-16 21:00:23 GMT
    CBS46 explains how you can avoid becoming a victim of check washing. More >
    CBS46 explains how you can avoid becoming a victim of check washing. More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Yasin's 48 'U', McGuire's 100 'A'

    Restaurant Report Card: Yasin's 48 'U', McGuire's 100 'A'

    Thursday, June 12 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-06-13 03:24:35 GMT
    Yasin's Homestyle Seafood in AtlantaYasin's Homestyle Seafood in Atlanta
    An Atlanta restaurant on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard is in some hot water with the health department this week.
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    An Atlanta restaurant on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard is in some hot water with the health department this week.More >
  • Lottery winnings may be scam

    Lottery winnings may be scam

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-06-11 21:00:17 GMT
    An estimated 30,000 calls are made from Jamaica to the U.S. every day attempting to defraud Americans. CBS46 explains why you shouldn't fall for their claims.More >
    An estimated 30,000 calls are made from Jamaica to the U.S. every day attempting to defraud Americans.  CBS46 explains why you shouldn't fall for their claims.More >
  • Rewards program for farmers market shoppers

    Rewards program for farmers market shoppers

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-06-10 14:54:47 GMT
    Georgia Organics offers rewards program for farmers market shoppers, so you can buy fresh, local produce and spend less than you would at the grocery store.More >
    Georgia Organics offers rewards program for farmers market shoppers, so you can buy fresh, local produce and spend less than you would at the grocery store.More >
  • Hidden Wedding Costs

    Hidden Wedding Costs

    Monday, June 9 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-06-09 15:22:19 GMT
    There is a good chance your wedding is not going to be cheap. But you can make sure you stay within budget by taking hidden costs into consideration. The Knot says you should be mindful of these...1. WeddingMore >
    There is a good chance your wedding is not going to be cheap.
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  • Save on road trips

    Save on road trips

    Monday, June 9 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-06-09 13:56:18 GMT
    With fairly high gas prices, road trips have become a bit more expensive. But you can still hit the roads to have some fun, without breaking the bank. Credit.com says...Route all the toll roads along yourMore >
    With fairly high gas prices, road trips have become a bit more expensive.
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  • Restaurant Report Card: Hong Kong King Buffet fails 12 times in 8 years

    Restaurant Report Card: Hong Kong King Buffet fails 12 times in 8 years

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-06-06 03:00:22 GMT
    A metro Atlanta restaurant is in hot water after failing a health inspection for the second time this year.
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    A metro Atlanta restaurant is in hot water after failing a health inspection for the second time this year.More >
  • Financial advisor betrays clients' trust

    Financial advisor betrays clients' trust

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-06-04 21:00:17 GMT
    A longtime financial advisor betrays his clients' trust. More >
    A longtime financial advisor betrays his clients' trust. More >
  • Make mortgage approval process easier

    Make mortgage approval process easier

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-06-04 12:26:18 GMT
    Not every is going to be approved for a mortgage. If you cannot hold up your end of the deal, lenders are not going to let you borrow. To make the approval process easier, MoneyTalksNews says...Do yourMore >
    Not every is going to be approved for a mortgage.More >
  • June 19 Job Fair in Lawrenceville

    June 19 Job Fair in Lawrenceville

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-06-04 11:34:34 GMT
    Get ready to put your resume to good use, as there is a job fair coming to Lawrenceville this month. Whether you are a veteran, transitioning military personnel, student, or recent graduate, check thisMore >
    Get ready to put your resume to good use.More >
  • Winners asked to send money to claim prizes

    Winners asked to send money to claim prizes

    Monday, June 2 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-06-02 21:00:14 GMT
    You won't believe the lengths scammers will go to take your money, especially once they've got you on the hook. More >
    You won't believe the lengths scammers will go to take your money, especially once they've got you on the hook. More >
  • Consumer Reports reveals top deck stains

    Consumer Reports reveals top deck stains

    Monday, June 2 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-06-02 20:00:18 GMT
    Has your deck seen better days? Consumer Reports has you covered. It just tested 29 deck stains. More >
    Has your deck seen better days? Consumer Reports has you covered. It just tested 29 deck stains. More >
  • What to buy used

    What to buy used

    Monday, June 2 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-06-02 14:03:36 GMT
    Scoring some of the best deals is not only a feel-good moment, it is also a great moment for your wallet! These are items that can save you some big bucks when bought used...Furniture...like cabinets,More >
    Scoring some of the best deals is not only a feel-good moment, it is also a great moment for your wallet!
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  • Restaurant Report Card: Oriental Pearl Seafood

    Restaurant Report Card: Oriental Pearl Seafood

    Friday, May 30 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-05-30 16:20:19 GMT
    From Marietta to Alpharetta, we've got you covered on this week's Restaurant Report Card. CBS46 uncovered some critical violations inside one DeKalb county restaurant this week.
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    From Marietta to Alpharetta, we've got you covered on this week's Restaurant Report Card. CBS46 uncovered some critical violations inside one DeKalb County restaurant this week.More >
  • Car ''black boxes'' helping drivers save on insurance

    Car ''black boxes'' helping drivers save on insurance

    Friday, May 30 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-05-30 08:00:09 GMT
    Hope to save some money, Lyndi Cook allowed her car insurance company to track her driving habits. "Our next renewal coming up, we saved 10 percent on one vehicle and five percent on another," she said. MoreMore >
    You can save on car insurance by allowing your insurance company to track your driving habits, but is it worth it?More >
  • Revenue commissioner: We do 'adequate job' running unclaimed property program

    Revenue commissioner: We do 'adequate job' running unclaimed property program

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-05-29 03:00:34 GMT
    Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie claimed the Department of Revenue is doing a fair job in operating the unclaimed property division despite a CBS46 investigation.
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    Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie claimed the Department of Revenue is doing a fair job in operating the unclaimed property division despite a CBS46 investigation which found the department does little to raise awareness of the unclaimed funds among Georgians.More >
  • Victims pay thousands for fake art

    Victims pay thousands for fake art

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-05-28 21:00:46 GMT
    Buying art on the internet could leave you vulnerable to scams. More >
    Buying art on the internet could leave you vulnerable to scams. More >
  • Stolen phone? Get it back

    Stolen phone? Get it back

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-28 20:00:47 GMT
    Consumer Reports has important advice on how to protect your phone against theft and loss.More >
    Consumer Reports has important advice on how to protect your phone against theft and loss.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Best paper towels

    Consumer Reports: Best paper towels

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-28 20:00:45 GMT
    Paper towels are great for cleaning up spills and messes around the house. Consumer Reports tested 18 paper towels, including some from Bounty, Viva, and Brawny. Plus store brands like Costco's KirklandMore >
    Consumer Reports tests a variety of paper towels so you can be sure you're getting your money's worth. More >
  • Avoiding ID Theft While Traveling

    Avoiding ID Theft While Traveling

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-05-28 12:14:06 GMT
    Just because you are going on vacation does not mean you get to leave your worries behind. Identity theft can happen on the road. The Better Business Bureau suggests...Taking any unnecessary documentationMore >
    Just because you are going on vacation does not mean you get to leave your worries behind. Identity theft can happen on the road. The Better Business Bureau suggests...Taking any unnecessary documentationMore >
  • Getting Flight Refunds

    Getting Flight Refunds

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-05-27 14:26:58 GMT
    If your flight has been delayed, canceled, or even bumped--you might think receiving a voucher is good enough compensation. But what most eligible fliers do not realize is you can get a lot more than justMore >
    If your flight has been delayed, canceled, or even bumped--you might think receiving a voucher is good enough compensation.More >
  • Criminals ''washing'' personal checks

    Criminals ''washing'' personal checks

    Monday, May 26 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-05-26 21:00:16 GMT
    CBS46 shows you how easy it is for criminals to change the names on your checks. More >
    CBS46 shows you how easy it is for criminals to change the names on your checks. More >
  • Gaming system parental controls too lax?

    Gaming system parental controls too lax?

    Monday, May 26 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-26 20:00:20 GMT
    The Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the hottest selling gaming systems. The PS4's parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like violent or adult games. But ConsumerMore >
    It's one of the hottest gaming systems on the market, the Playstation 4. But you may be surprised by the types of games your kids can play, even with parental controls. More >
  • Gas grill checkup

    Gas grill checkup

    Friday, May 23 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-23 20:00:22 GMT
    If it's been a while since you fired up the grill, a checkup may be in order.More >
    If it's been a while since you fired up the grill, a checkup may be in order.More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Bravo's Cantina and Grill

    Restaurant Report Card: Bravo's Cantina and Grill

    Thursday, May 22 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-05-23 03:31:39 GMT
    CBS46 News learned that conditions weren't exactly bravo inside one Gwinnett County restaurant this week.
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    CBS46 News learned that conditions weren't exactly bravo inside one Gwinnett County restaurant this week. Bravo's Cantina and Grill at 5965 Cumming Highway in Sugar Hill failed with only 37 points.More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Chin Chin II

    Restaurant Report Card: Chin Chin II

    Thursday, May 22 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-05-22 17:39:11 GMT
    If you like to dine out, you'll love to know that some of Atlanta's most unique restaurants will now come to you. This week CBS46's Adam Murphy highlighted the One Love Jerk Grill food truck that hasMore >
    CBS46 uncovered a well known Chinese restaurant in Atlanta that scored only 37 points, which is one of the lowest scores we've seen.More >
  • Sure signs of online auction scams

    Sure signs of online auction scams

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-05-21 21:00:16 GMT
    CBS46 is protecting your money with advice to avoid being scammed on online auction sites. More >
    CBS46 is protecting your money with advice to avoid being scammed on online auction sites. More >
  • Home insurance you can count on

    Home insurance you can count on

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-21 20:00:16 GMT
    When a storm slams through your front door, the damages you suffer are often determined by fate. But how easily you can pick up the pieces may be determined by your home insurer. Consumer Reports findsMore >
    Severe weather season is ramping up in Georgia. Find out which home insurance plans offer the best protection when disaster strikes. More >
  • Most counterfeited men's wear

    Most counterfeited men's wear

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-05-21 17:04:38 GMT
    Selling counterfeit designer clothes and accessories is a multi-billion dollar business, and much of it happens online. But second-hand stores also have to be vigilant to make sure knock offs don't end up on their shelves.More >
    Selling counterfeit designer clothes and accessories is a multi-billion dollar business, and much of it happens online. But second-hand stores also have to be vigilant to make sure knock offs don't end up on their shelves.More >
  • Top I-85 HOT lane violator owes $17k, has Peach Pass

    Top I-85 HOT lane violator owes $17k, has Peach Pass

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-05-21 10:26:16 GMT
    The biggest offender of the I-85 HOT Lanes has racked up 570 violations and owes $17,032 in tolls and fines, according to State Road and Tollway records obtained by CBS46 News.
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    The biggest offender of the I-85 HOT Lanes has racked up 570 violations and owes $17,032 in tolls and fines, according to State Road and Tollway records obtained by CBS46 News.
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  • True Kitchen Job Fair

    True Kitchen Job Fair

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-05-20 13:52:35 GMT
    More than 100 jobs are opening in the Atlanta area.More >
    More than 100 jobs are opening in the Atlanta area.More >
  • Cars bought with fake money orders

    Cars bought with fake money orders

    Monday, May 19 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-05-19 21:00:21 GMT
    CBS46 shows you how to recognize a fake money order.More >
    CBS46 shows you how to recognize a fake money order.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Make money on old electronics

    Consumer Reports: Make money on old electronics

    Monday, May 19 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-19 20:00:16 GMT
    Got an old computer stashed in a storage room? Or an ancient cell phone junked in a kitchen drawer? Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine has some advice on what to do with old electronics and maybe makeMore >
    Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine has some advice on what to do with old electronics and maybe make money in the process.More >
  • Police: International Nigerian crime ring operates from Atlanta suburbs

    Police: International Nigerian crime ring operates from Atlanta suburbs

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-05-19 14:06:57 GMT
    More than hundred members of an international crime ring operate out of the Atlanta suburbs, according to police in Gwinnett County.More >
    More than hundred members of an international crime ring operate out of the Atlanta suburbs, according to police in Gwinnett County.More >
  • Protect Your Identity on Flights

    Protect Your Identity on Flights

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-05-19 13:15:44 GMT
    There are certain things you should not do on an airplane, especially when you are using their Internet connection. If you do, you risk becoming a victim of identity theft. Credit.com says you should... AvoidMore >
    There are certain things you should not do on an airplane, especially when you are using their Internet connection. If you do, you risk becoming a victim of identity theft. Credit.com says you should... AvoidMore >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Kids eat FREE!

    Restaurant Report Card: Kids eat FREE!

    Friday, May 16 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-05-16 14:31:14 GMT
    It's time to dish out a special edition of our Restaurant Report Card: Kids Eat Free. Your Money Team's Adam Murphy has a roundup of the restaurants where kids eat free most days of the week. And mostMore >
    It's time to dish out a special edition of our Restaurant Report Card: Kids Eat Free. Your Money Team's Adam Murphy has a roundup of the restaurants where kids eat free most days of the week.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Stop paying big bucks for phone service

    Consumer Reports: Stop paying big bucks for phone service

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-14 20:00:19 GMT
    The average bill for phone, Internet and TV runs more than $150 a month, according to market research firm, the Mintel Group. One way to trim your costs is to cut the cord and switch to a phone serviceMore >
    CBS46 shows you how to save hundreds of dollars with internet phone service.More >
  • How to spot counterfeit clothing, accessories

    How to spot counterfeit clothing, accessories

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-05-14 03:00:20 GMT
    Buying used designer clothes and accessories can be a great way to save money on an outfit for a special occasion or job interview, but how do you know you're not getting a fake?More >
    Buying used designer clothes and accessories can be a great way to save money on an outfit for a special occasion or job interview, but how do you know you're not getting a fake?More >
  • High Yield Accounts

    High Yield Accounts

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-05-13 12:31:06 GMT
    A good way to earn extra money is having a high yield checking or savings account.More >
    A good way to earn extra money is having a high yield checking or savings account.
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  • Scammers use pictures to prey on generous donors

    Scammers use pictures to prey on generous donors

    Monday, May 12 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-05-12 21:00:18 GMT
    There are scams out there right now that tug at your heartstrings while promising to line your pocketbook. One of them shows a picture of a woman hooked up to a hospital ventilator, seemingly clingingMore >
    There are scams out there right now that tug at your heartstrings while promising to line your pocketbook.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Don't be seduced by deceptive ads

    Consumer Reports: Don't be seduced by deceptive ads

    Monday, May 12 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-12 20:00:20 GMT
    Deceptive advertising generally violates the law, but regulators can't monitor everything. So it's up to shoppers to read the fine print. Especially, Consumer Reports cautions when they see certain advertisingMore >
    Have you let a TV or magazine ad seduce you into buying something you later regretted? CBS46 shares tips to avoid wasting your money. More >
  • Massage for Mother's Day?

    Massage for Mother's Day?

    Friday, May 9 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-09 20:00:19 GMT
    In her free time, Danielle Frey hits hard as a roller derby girl, but she offers a soft touch in her job as a massage therapist. "If someone wants to come in and relax I'm going to use mostly SwedishMore >
    A massage can be a great way to relieve pain and stress. And it could also be the perfect gift for Mom this Mother's Day. But there are things you need to know before you buy. More >
  • Georgia charities owed unclaimed property

    Georgia charities owed unclaimed property

    Thursday, May 8 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-05-08 11:09:48 GMT
    About 224,000 Georgians are owed unclaimed property from the state of Georgia, and several nonprofit agencies are on the list that could really use the money.More >
    About 224,000 Georgians are owed unclaimed property from the state of Georgia, and several nonprofit agencies are on the list that could really use the money.More >
  • Looking for love online could leave you broke

    Looking for love online could leave you broke

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-05-07 21:00:16 GMT
    A soldier on duty, travel photos, family pictures -- all photos you might see on social media sights. But, seeing isn't always believing. "Oftentimes, the fraudsters will look for photos of men in theMore >
    CBS46 warns of an online dating scheme that can cost you thousands of dollars and your pride.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Do online flowers deliver?

    Consumer Reports: Do online flowers deliver?

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-07 20:00:19 GMT
    Mother's Day arrives once a year, often with an armload of flowers. But when you order online, all you have to go by is a photo. Consumer Reports set out to find out whether what you see is what you'llMore >
    Consumer Reports finds out if what you see is what you get when you order flowers online for Mother's Day. More >
  • Think twice before writing personal checks

    Think twice before writing personal checks

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:00:16 GMT
    Maureen Webster still can't believe an identity thief stole thousands of dollars from her. The most frustrating part is that it turned out to be her newspaper delivery guy. "In my mind, he was a niceMore >
    CBS46 explains why tipping someone with a personal check could cost you a lot more than you intended.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Avoid vacation rental scams

    Consumer Reports: Avoid vacation rental scams

    Monday, May 5 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-05 20:00:18 GMT
    Consumer Reports says beware of vacation rental scams that can pack a very nasty surprise. Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of owners of rental properties, and defrauding renters out of aMore >
    Consumer Reports says beware of vacation rental scams that can pack a very nasty surprise.More >
  • Are e-cigarettes really safe?

    Are e-cigarettes really safe?

    Monday, May 5 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-05 20:00:17 GMT
    E-cigarette sales have exploded, from $500 million in 2012 to an estimated $1.5 billion in 2013. Though some e-cigarette users actually do quit smoking cigarettes, the numbers are low. In a study conductedMore >
    E-cigarette sales have exploded, from $500 million in 2012 to an estimated $1.5 billion in 2013.  But are they really safe?More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Best Country Cooking

    Restaurant Report Card: Best Country Cooking

    Monday, May 5 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-05-05 12:29:24 GMT
    It's time to dish out a special edition of our Restaurant Report Card. This week, CBS46 has a round-up of the best country cooking spots in metro Atlanta that all scored "A's" on their health inspections.More >
    It's time to dish out a special edition of our Restaurant Report Card. This week, CBS46 has a round-up of the best country cooking spots in metro Atlanta that all scored "A's" on their health inspections.More >
  • Woman tells of cosmetic nightmare

    Woman tells of cosmetic nightmare

    Friday, May 2 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-05-03 03:00:22 GMT
    A Cobb County woman says she was horribly disfigured just days before her wedding after undergoing liposuction at a Kennesaw med spa.More >
    A Cobb County woman says she was horribly disfigured just days before her wedding after undergoing liposuction at a Kennesaw med spa.More >
  • Keep your wedding on budget

    Keep your wedding on budget

    Friday, May 2 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-02 20:00:18 GMT
    Brian Blume and Jill Zook will say 'I do' this fall. "I think I've been to enough weddings and seen enough of brides literally running around in their wedding dress freaking out directing traffic anMore >
    CBS46 gives you tips to help you stay on budget while planning your wedding.More >
  • Stolen mail leads to $150,000 in losses

    Stolen mail leads to $150,000 in losses

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-30 21:00:18 GMT
    Simone Khalin set up a hidden camera to catch thieves stealing her mail. "We felt like these people were waiting for the mailman to drop off the mail in the mailbox and they were right away after, inMore >
    CBS46 explains why your mail is so valuable to identity thieves and how to protect yourself. More >
  • Fraud casting call dashes aspiring models' dreams

    Fraud casting call dashes aspiring models' dreams

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-04-30 13:07:37 GMT
    For many aspiring models, the dream is to be America's Next Top Model. So when organizers of a spin-off called 'Atlanta's Next Top Model' said that they worked for CBS Atlanta, contestants were excited. "I'veMore >
    For many aspiring models, the dream is to be on America's Next Top Model. So when organizers of a spin-off called Atlanta's Next Top Model said that they worked for CBS Atlanta, contestants were excited.More >
  • Con artist targets bridal store

    Con artist targets bridal store

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-30 13:02:51 GMT
    A CBS46 undercover investigation catches a business man making a suspicious deal with a local bridal shop, prompting police to make an arrest.More >
    A CBS46 undercover investigation catches a business man making a suspicious deal with a local bridal shop, prompting police to make an arrest.More >
  • Flood insurance coverage

    Flood insurance coverage

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-29 16:25:28 GMT
    Whether you have flood insurance or not, you should know what it covers and what it doesn't cover. The National Flood Insurance Program says your policy has your back on...Building Property CoverageTheMore >
    Whether you have flood insurance or not, you should know what it covers and what it doesn't cover. The National Flood Insurance Program says your policy has your back on...Building Property CoverageTheMore >
  • Emergency supply kit

    Emergency supply kit

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-04-29 10:58:55 GMT
    You need to have an emergency kit on hand, with enough to get each person through three days without electricity or running water.Georgia Power says this is what it should contain:Canned goods & non-perishableMore >
    You need to have an emergency kit on hand, with enough to get each person through three days without electricity or running water.More >
  • Thieves steal identities of deceased

    Thieves steal identities of deceased

    Monday, April 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-28 21:00:28 GMT
    Lindsey Reichheld felt helpless when she learned the identity of her late wife, Amy, had been stolen after she died. "It looked like somebody had been requesting death certificates and stealing thoseMore >
    CBS46 finds even the dead aren't immune to identity theft.More >
  • Consumer Reports ranks closet organizers

    Consumer Reports ranks closet organizers

    Monday, April 28 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-28 20:00:18 GMT
    With spring cleaning just around the corner, you may be vowing to straighten out your messy closets. Plenty of do-it-yourself kits promise to provide the rods, shelves, and drawers you need to turn chaosMore >
    Consumer Reports tested 5 closet organizers in time for spring cleaning. More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Best Eats Under $10

    Restaurant Report Card: Best Eats Under $10

    Sunday, April 27 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-28 03:00:15 GMT
    We decided to tell you about some great spots around the city where you get a good meal for under $10.
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    We decided to tell you about some great spots around the city where you get a good meal for under $10.More >
  • Order Groceries with Amazon Prime Pantry

    Order Groceries with Amazon Prime Pantry

    Friday, April 25 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-04-25 07:18:53 GMT
    If you are like me and love to cook, but loathe going to the grocery store...Amazon is here to rescue you, with the newly launched Prime Pantry.You can pack a 45 pound box--or four cubic feet of productsMore >
    If you are like me and love to cook, but loathe going to the grocery store...Amazon is here to rescue you, with the newly launched Prime Pantry.More >
  • Man fakes lost limb to scam insurance company

    Man fakes lost limb to scam insurance company

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:00:19 GMT
    It's a crime that costs all of us: Fraudulent insurance claims. Michael Le Duc submitted $900,000 in claims for disability benefits. "He made claims with three large insurance companies that he had anMore >
    His claim that he lost an arm sent one man directly to jail. More >
  • Are car controls becoming less complicated?

    Are car controls becoming less complicated?

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:00:16 GMT
    If you're having trouble working your car radio or can't get your Bluetooth to function, you're not alone. In Consumer Reports National Research Center's survey of its subscribers, drivers of recent modelMore >
    If you're having trouble working your car radio or can't get your Bluetooth to function, you're not alone.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Closet organizers for spring cleaning

    Consumer Reports: Closet organizers for spring cleaning

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:00:13 GMT
    With spring cleaning just around the corner, you may be vowing to straighten out your messy closets. Plenty of do-it-yourself kits promise to provide the rods, shelves, and drawers you need to turn chaosMore >
    Consumer Reports tested five closet organizers ahead of spring cleaning.More >
  • Create effective complaint letter

    Create effective complaint letter

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:25:58 GMT
    Sometimes products we get are good; but sometimes we receive the bad and the ugly, warranting a complaint email or letter to the company.To write an effective one, MoneyTalksNews suggests...Avoid sendingMore >
    Sometimes products we get are good; but sometimes we receive the bad and the ugly, warranting a complaint email or letter to the company.More >
  • Students can save money by avoiding schools that advertise heavily

    Students can save money by avoiding schools that advertise heavily

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:00:19 GMT
    For-profit colleges, many of which advertise heavily for students, are coming under increased scrutiny for alleged predator student lending. ITT Tech has been sued by the federal government for allegedMore >
    For-profit colleges, many of which advertise heavily for students, are coming under increased scrutiny for alleged predator student lending.
    More >
  • Earth Day freebies and goodies

    Earth Day freebies and goodies

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:40 AM EDT2014-04-22 09:40:37 GMT
    Happy Earth Day!!  Help celebrate with some treats...Disney Store: free reusable tote bag when you bring in 5 plastic bagsPottery Barn: plantable bookmark when you go in store for an eco treasure huntWholeMore >
    Happy Earth Day!!  Help celebrate with some treats.More >
  • What Michael's customers need to do

    What Michael's customers need to do

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:24:54 GMT
    The CEO of Michael's craft store has issued an apology for the inconvenience of customers having to deal with the security breach.This is what he is asking customers to do...Take a look at the list ofMore >
    The CEO of Michael's craft store has issued an apology for the inconvenience of customers having to deal with the security breach.More >
  • Storm chasers capitalize on oil spill

    Storm chasers capitalize on oil spill

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:00:16 GMT
    The BP oil spill was the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history and a big opportunity for con artists. Laine Silverfeld learned the hard way. "Leslie called one day saying someone had taken herMore >
    Con artists seized on the BP oil spill to make a fortune. More >
  • Consumer Reports unveils No. 1 prescribed drug in America

    Consumer Reports unveils No. 1 prescribed drug in America

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:00:19 GMT
    What's the top-selling brand-name prescription drug in America? Nexium, "the purple pill." We spend six billion dollars a year on it. It's one of many proton pump inhibitors, or PPI's, and it's often prescribedMore >
    Find out the top-selling prescription drug in America, which brings in $6 billion a year. More >
  • Consumer Reports: Complicated car controls

    Consumer Reports: Complicated car controls

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:00:15 GMT
    If you're having trouble working your car radio or can't get your Bluetooth to function, you're not alone. In Consumer Reports National Research Center's survey of its subscribers, drivers of recent modelMore >
    In Consumer Reports National Research Center's survey of its subscribers, drivers of recent model cars reported the high-tech controls were giving them lots of trouble.More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Panaderia Elizabeth & Atmosphere

    Restaurant Report Card: Panaderia Elizabeth & Atmosphere

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:00:17 GMT
    CBS46 uncovered a serious health risk inside one Gwinnett County restaurant this week. Panaderia Elizabeth Restaurant at 5050 Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross failed with 47 points and a "U" for unsatisfactoryMore >
    CBS46 uncovered a serious health risk inside one Gwinnett County restaurant this week. Panaderia Elizabeth Restaurant at 5050 Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross failed with 47 points and a "U" for unsatisfactory.More >
  • Missing piece? Why your new car could leave you stranded

    Missing piece? Why your new car could leave you stranded

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:00:19 GMT
    Imagine your tire blows out on the highway. Instead of waiting for roadside assistance, you decide to change it yourself. But when you open the trunk, there's no spare. "Being prepared and knowing exactlyMore >
    Imagine being stranded on the highway because your new car is missing an important part.  Find out why that could happen to you. More >
  • Wallpaper's making a comeback

    Wallpaper's making a comeback

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:00:19 GMT
    If you are looking for an alternative to paint to refresh a room or two in your home, you may consider an old-fashioned option. "Wallpaper is making a comeback, but it's not the same wallpaper we haveMore >
    Wallpaper is making a comeback, but CBS46 has tips on making sure it's done right. More >
  • Free app helps college students avoid debt

    Free app helps college students avoid debt

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:00:54 GMT
    She may be only 16, but Alexis Lane already has her sights set on college and her dream job. "I aspire to be an OBGYN and that's mainly because I just love people," she said. Lane is also planning howMore >
    37 million Americans owe about $1 trillion in student loan debt. CBS46 shows you a free app that helps students choose path of study and plan how to pay for it.More >
  • Telemarketers threaten deportation

    Telemarketers threaten deportation

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:00:57 GMT
    A telemarketer called Petry Urbina selling an English speaking course for $300. He told her she had been chosen because she watches Univision, the Spanish-language TV channel. "The minute they mentionedMore >
    A telemarketing firm crosses the line into outright fraud and deception.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Supermarket choices overwhelming

    Consumer Reports: Supermarket choices overwhelming

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:00:49 GMT
    Buying a box of cereal is simple, right? Well, not anymore. What kind of Cheerios do you want? Honey Nut? Chocolate? Multi-Grain? Peanut Butter? There are actually 14 variations to choose from! A tripMore >
    A Consumer Reports survey finds many shoppers are overwhelmed by choices at the supermarket.More >
  • Find out if your car is on a recall list

    Find out if your car is on a recall list

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:32:50 GMT
    GM has set a big goal: fixing 100 percent of its recalled vehicles, by fall. You know I have been discussing the automaker's massive recalls over the past few months; and correcting the problem is goingMore >
    GM has set a big goal: fixing 100 percent of its recalled vehicles, by fall.More >
  • Find out which sites were affected by Heartbleed Bug

    Find out which sites were affected by Heartbleed Bug

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:24:24 GMT
    The Heartbleed Bug has left a lot of personal data open for hackers to access. It is a bug that went undetected for two years, putting usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers at risk.Here is a listMore >
    The Heartbleed Bug has left a lot of personal data open for hackers to access.More >
  • EXCLUSIVE

    CBS46 counterfeit smoke detector investigation yields results

    CBS46 counterfeit smoke detector investigation yields results

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:40:40 GMT
    An exclusive CBS46 News investigation forced the nationwide recall of more than 18,000 fake smoke detectors. The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department unknowingly bought and handed out the counterfeit detectorsMore >
    An exclusive CBS46 News investigation forced the nationwide recall of more than 18,000 fake smoke detectors.More >
  • Tax Day freebies and deals

    Tax Day freebies and deals

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-15 12:24:38 GMT
    You knew it was only a matter of time. One, for you to have to do your taxes. And two, to get some great freebies on the 15th. Let me start by saying you better complete your filing before you go out andMore >
    You knew it was only a matter of time. One, for you to have to do your taxes. And two, to get some great freebies and deals on the 15th.More >
  • Man's dream property becomes nightmare

    Man's dream property becomes nightmare

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:00:19 GMT
    Mark Woychik was deceived by the man selling his dream piece of property. "It was a beautiful little five acre piece of land on a hillside with a southern exposure. I fell in love with the land," heMore >
    Man discovers he's the subject of trumped up lawsuits while trying to buy his dream property. More >
  • Consumer Reports: Trans fat hasn't disappeared

    Consumer Reports: Trans fat hasn't disappeared

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:00:15 GMT
    Trans fat was once a staple in fried foods, baked goods, and margarine. Now many foods have been reformulated and tout "zero grams of trans fat per serving." Trans fat can raise your risk of heart diseaseMore >
    Consumer Reports finds many packaged foods still contain trans fat.More >
  • Get prescription meds for less

    Get prescription meds for less

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:08:32 GMT
    The next time you need to get a prescription filled, go about it the right way and put up to $100 back in your pocket. Consumer Reports recommends...Filling a 90-day prescription. Go for three months insteadMore >
    The next time you need to get a prescription filled, go about it the right way and put up to $100 back in your pocket.
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  • Why auto recalls are so prevalent

    Why auto recalls are so prevalent

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-04-14 12:56:17 GMT
    You're probably wondering why there are so many recalls popping up all the time. Motherboard says it is becoming the norm because...Cars have become more complex; and they continue to move in that direction.More >
    You're probably wondering why there are so many recalls popping up all the time. Motherboard says it is becoming the norm.More >
  • Home assessment can save time, money

    Home assessment can save time, money

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:00:23 GMT
    Jon Weaver is used to having multiple home improvement projects in the works. "So far we have replaced all the appliances to make them stainless steel, we have redone our cabinets and added some crownMore >
    CBS46 is protecting your money with a checklist before you start a home improvement project. More >
  • Shopping secrets you need to know

    Shopping secrets you need to know

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:20:55 GMT
    Knowing you can get a good discount is a pretty good feeling. But if you want to save even more, there are some shopping secrets you may not already know, that you will want to start using now...Kohl's:More >
    Knowing you can get a good discount is a pretty good feeling. But if you want to save even more, there are some shopping secrets you may not already know.More >
  • Mobile banking must-do's

    Mobile banking must-do's

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:57:52 GMT
    As convenient and safe as mobile banking is for you, there are some security issues that should concern you.Hackers create fake links that look exactly like your bank's, complete with a login. If you fillMore >
    As convenient and safe as mobile banking is for you, there are some security issues that should concern you.More >
  • Look for these insurance fraud warning signs

    Look for these insurance fraud warning signs

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:56:57 GMT
    Fraud continues to be a big issue, even in the insurance industry. These scammers are making it their job to take your money, without any help in return.This means you should double check on your insuranceMore >
    Fraud continues to be a big issue, even in the insurance industry. These scammers are making it their job to take your money, without any help in return.More >
  • Shinola: Keeping it local from Detroit to Atlanta

    Shinola: Keeping it local from Detroit to Atlanta

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:21:09 GMT
    You've heard the concept: buy local and keep the money in your community. One small Decatur business is doing just that - twice over. Decatur is known for it's unique stores and small business. The city'sMore >
    You've heard the concept: buy local and keep the money in your community. One small Decatur business is doing just that - twice over. Decatur is known for it's unique stores and small business.
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  • Odd target of scam shows we're all vulnerable

    Odd target of scam shows we're all vulnerable

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:00:14 GMT
    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel asked his detectives to inspect two checks he received in the mail. "I knew right away these companies didn't owe me money. I guess you're kind of offended even asMore >
    Con artists target an unusual victim. More >
  • Consumer Reports: Dyson vs. Swiffer

    Consumer Reports: Dyson vs. Swiffer

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:00:14 GMT
    The new Dyson Hard promises to make cleanups a snap. It vacuums and wet wipes at the same time. But it is pricey, $330. Consumer Reports pitted the Dyson against the $40 Swiffer Sweeper, which is alsoMore >
    Consumer Reports pits the Dyson against the $40 Swiffer Sweeper.More >
  • Convicted felon asks judge to step down from her eviction case

    Convicted felon asks judge to step down from her eviction case

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:00:16 GMT
    Phyllis Peterson, 47, of Canton, asked Cherokee County Superior Court Judge David Cannon to recuse himself from the civil case in which he is being asked to evict Peterson. Peterson, who has a lengthyMore >
    Phyllis Peterson, 47, of Canton, asked Cherokee County Superior Court Judge David Cannon to recuse himself from the civil case in which he is being asked to evict Peterson.
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  • Hundreds lured into online auction scam

    Hundreds lured into online auction scam

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:00:13 GMT
    Computers, sports memorabilia, designer clothing, and cars - these are just a few of the items offered for sale every day on online auction sites. Even rare antiquities such as coins and bank notes areMore >
    If you're thinking about selling something on an online auction site, you should beware of scam artists who have only one goal in mind.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Apps to prevent texting and driving

    Consumer Reports: Apps to prevent texting and driving

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:00:15 GMT
    The latest figures show more than 400,000 people were injured in car accidents in 2012 because their phones distracted them. More than 3,000 people died. Consumer Reports just tested new free apps designedMore >
    Consumer Reports just tested new free apps designed to prevent texting and driving.More >
  • $25 Georgia Power air conditioner rebate

    $25 Georgia Power air conditioner rebate

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:53:08 GMT
    As the temps heat up, you are going to want to cool down your house, and do it at a discount. Georgia Power is offering an air conditioner rebate.Get $25 back on Energy Star certified room air conditioner.YouMore >
    As the temps heat up, you are going to want to cool down your house, and do it at a discount.
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  • Unique, inexpensive wedding gift ideas

    Unique, inexpensive wedding gift ideas

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:15:18 GMT
    Wedding bells are always ringing during the summer; so you may find yourself having to buy a gift soon. Just be creative and save money with a present that the couple will actually use...Netflix subscriptionMore >
    Wedding bells are always ringing during the summer; so you may find yourself having to buy a gift soon.
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  • Avoid click bait scams

    Avoid click bait scams

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-04-07 12:13:44 GMT
    Scammers are trying to get all your personal information online; and they are taking advantage of your curiosity about Malaysia flight 370 to do it.It is called a click bait scam. You are on Facebook andMore >
    Scammers are trying to get all your personal information online; and they are taking advantage of your curiosity about Malaysia flight 370 to do it.More >
  • Customer service calls and getting what you want

    Customer service calls and getting what you want

    Thursday, April 3 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-03 17:21:58 GMT
    How many times have you called a customer service number? Were you satisfied at the end? There are a few strategies that will help you get what you want while staying calm...Take a breath. Then you canMore >
    There are a few strategies that will help you get what you want while staying calm.More >
  • Development moves in, forces out families

    Development moves in, forces out families

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-04-03 03:10:09 GMT
    Atlanta and the surrounding area is growing by leaps and bounds. Time and time again undeveloped or under-developed property becomes mixed use space or retail. That's what's happening in Kennesaw at theMore >
    Atlanta and the surrounding area is growing by leaps and bounds. Time and time again undeveloped or under-developed property becomes mixed use space or retail.
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  • Con man channels movie character to steal identities

    Con man channels movie character to steal identities

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:00:23 GMT
    "I went to apply for a couple of credit cards and got declined," said fraud victim, John Becker. So he called his bank and found out someone had racked up more than $12,000 in charges on one credit card. DennisMore >
    A con man channels a movie character to steal identities and stay one step ahead of authorities.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Hazards of hot yoga

    Consumer Reports: Hazards of hot yoga

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:00:30 GMT
    Hot yoga classes are soaring in popularity. A number of celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Madonna, swear by hot yoga. So do legions of yoga practitioners. But many of the hot yoga classes require heatMore >
    Is hot yoga healthful? Consumer Reports medical experts have a caution.More >
  • SCAM ALERT

    College student victim of tax identity fraud

    College student victim of tax identity fraud

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-04-02 16:59:08 GMT
    A lot of us wait until the last minute to file our taxes. Some people are getting an unwelcome surprise when they file online. Someone has already filed for them. It's not April Fools, it's a real problemMore >
    A lot of us wait until the last minute to file our taxes. Some people are getting an unwelcome surprise when they file online. Someone has already filed for them. It's not April Fools, it's a real problemMore >
  • How to apply sunscreen to prevent cancer

    How to apply sunscreen to prevent cancer

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:20:39 GMT
    $670 per doctor's visit is roughly how much you can expect to pay to have skin cancer treated. That adds up to more than $4,000 if you have to see the doctor every month. An easy way to prevent that futureMore >
    $670 per doctor's visit is roughly how much you can expect to pay to have skin cancer treated.
    More >
  • Make kitchen items last longer

    Make kitchen items last longer

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:20:02 GMT
    Keeping your kitchen stocked is not cheap; so your best bet is to make sure what you have now lasts as long as possible.Consumer Reports suggests...Keeping delicate foods, like lettuce and herbs, awayMore >
    Keeping your kitchen stocked is not cheap; so your best bet is to make sure what you have now lasts as long as possible.More >
  • Save on baby items

    Save on baby items

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-04-02 14:52:02 GMT
    The average cost to raise a baby, from birth to 18, will cost you about $250,000. If that sounds like a lot, cut back on some areas while your children are still really young.DoughRoller suggests...OptingMore >
    The average cost to raise a baby, from birth to 18, will cost you about $250,000.More >
  • Prevent unauthorized iTunes downloads

    Prevent unauthorized iTunes downloads

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-04-02 14:22:29 GMT
    Apple is stepping up to the plate, which means you may be getting a refund. Tens of thousands of customers have had the same complaints...that it is too easy for kids to download apps from iTunes, withMore >
    Apple is stepping up to the plate, which means you may be getting a refund.
    More >
  • Protect privacy during social media quizzes

    Protect privacy during social media quizzes

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-01 11:23:44 GMT
    If you have social media accounts, there is a good chance you have been suckered into taking one of those online quizzes, then posting the result to your Facebook page.As popular as they have become, consideringMore >
    If you have social media accounts, there is a good chance you have been suckered into taking one of those online quizzes.More >
  • Best to buy in April

    Best to buy in April

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-01 11:23:11 GMT
    April showers will probably tempt you to do a little online shopping at home. If you want some of the best deals, here is what is in store for April...Spring apparel that hit the shelves in February areMore >
    April showers will probably tempt you to do a little online shopping at home. If you want some of the best deals, here is what is in store for April.More >
  • Thousands duped by 'Grandma Scam'

    Thousands duped by 'Grandma Scam'

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:00:16 GMT
    "One morning I answered the phone and this a young fellow said, 'Hi Grandma," recalled fraud victim Wanda Wood. She said the voice sounded just like her grandson, Matt. He told her he was in Canada andMore >
    Thousands of victims in scams involving MoneyGram.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Skip or buy extended car warranty?

    Consumer Reports: Skip or buy extended car warranty?

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:00:18 GMT
    It's any car owner's fear needing a costly repair just after the warranty has run out. Extended warranties promise peace of mind. But they're expensive. And a Consumer Reports survey of 12,000 subscribersMore >
    A Consumer Reports survey of 12,000 subscribers found extended warranties are an "expensive gamble."More >
  • Life Cafe inside Lifetime Fitness fails health inspection

    Life Cafe inside Lifetime Fitness fails health inspection

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:36:44 GMT
    A metro Atlanta fitness center that promotes healthy living and calls themselves ‘The Healthy Way of Life Company' encountered a health issue at a cafe inside one of their gyms.More >
    A metro Atlanta fitness center that promotes healthy living and calls themselves "The Healthy Way of Life Company" encountered a health issue at a cafe inside one of their gyms.More >
  • What not to buy at the dollar store

    What not to buy at the dollar store

    Monday, March 31 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-03-31 13:40:24 GMT
    Sometimes buying certain products from the dollar store in a pinch is  agood idea for the moment. But there are some items you will want to avoid picking up at such a cheap price...Electric cords and otherMore >
    Sometimes buying certain products from the dollar store in a pinch is a good idea for the moment.
    More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Kiri

    Restaurant Report Card: Kiri

    Monday, March 31 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-03-31 12:43:07 GMT
    CBS46 News uncovered a pest problem at a popular restaurant on Monroe Drive in Atlanta this week. Kiri Korean & Japanese Rice Bar failed with 64 points and a ''U'' for unsatisfactory.More >
    CBS46 News uncovered a pest problem at a popular restaurant on Monroe Drive in Atlanta this week. Kiri Korean & Japanese Rice Bar failed with 64 points and a ''U'' for unsatisfactory.
    More >
  • How to keep your car looking new

    How to keep your car looking new

    Friday, March 28 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-03-28 20:00:14 GMT
    Getting your car washed and waxed on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to preserve its paint and keep it looking nice. Removing other environmental contaminants such as road salt, sap, tar andMore >
    Getting your car washed and waxed on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to preserve its paint and keep it looking nice, but that's not all.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Surviving your hospital stay

    Consumer Reports: Surviving your hospital stay

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-03-28 14:47:06 GMT
    You go to the hospital to get well. But far too many people die after something goes wrong.More >
    You go to the hospital to get well. But far too many people die after something goes wrong.More >
  • Prom Dresses and Accessories Giveaway

    Prom Dresses and Accessories Giveaway

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-03-28 14:41:05 GMT
    High school gals listen up...prom is almost here which means it is time to get glammed up and get the perfect dress. With the even on Saturday 29th, you can get yours for free!It's the annual Prom DressMore >
    High school gals listen up...prom is almost here which means it is time to get glammed up and get the perfect dress.
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  • Items worth buying in bulk

    Items worth buying in bulk

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-03-28 13:27:32 GMT
    Not all items should be purchased in bulk, especially if they are not saving you money by going unused. Though, there are some products that are worth that bigger size...Dry pantry goods. Rice, beans,More >
    Not all items should be purchased in bulk, especially if they are not saving you money by going unused. Though, there are some products that are worth that bigger size...Dry pantry goods. Rice, beans,More >
  • Things to do for better chance of getting raise

    Things to do for better chance of getting raise

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-03-28 13:27:02 GMT
    The task of saving money is probably a little bit easier than asking for it. So when it comes to getting that raise next year, there are a few things you can do now to boost that chance of making more...PutMore >
    The task of saving money is probably a little bit easier than asking for it.
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  • Before home repairs, read this checklist

    Before home repairs, read this checklist

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-03-27 14:10:27 GMT
    After the wild winter we had, there's a chance you may need to make some home repairs. They can be expensive, but you can follow a checklist that will help keep your money in check...Inspect your property.More >
    After the wild winter we had, there's a chance you may need to make some home repairs.
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  • Career criminal accused of living in home rent-free for 5 years

    Career criminal accused of living in home rent-free for 5 years

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-03-27 03:00:17 GMT
    A convicted felon has lived rent-free for nearly five years in a half-million dollar home, according to court records and neighbors in the upscale Cherokee County community.  Phyllis Peterson, 46, hasMore >
    A convicted felon has lived rent-free for nearly five years in a half-million dollar home, according to court records and neighbors in the upscale Cherokee County community.
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  • Extreme savers pay off $100,000 debt in four years

    Extreme savers pay off $100,000 debt in four years

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-03-27 00:54:41 GMT
    Matt and Amy Kroezen, their daughter Tanami, and baby Violet Sierra live just outside Nashville, Tennessee. But their savings adventure began in Atlanta. "Atlanta was my introduction to America and itMore >
    CBS46 met a family that has found many ways to save on everything from cleaning products to furniture, and paid off over $100,000 in debt while doing so.More >
  • ''Ransomware'' scaring computer users

    ''Ransomware'' scaring computer users

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:00:19 GMT
    Jeannine was planning for her son's two-year-old birthday party online when all of a sudden, her computer screen changed. "Instead of looking at Ernie and Elmo, I am faced with what reported to be theMore >
    Scam artists are hijacking computers and demanding fees. CBS46 shows you what to do if you're a victim.More >
  • Consumer Reports ranks supermarkets

    Consumer Reports ranks supermarkets

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-03-26 20:00:28 GMT
    Walmart is America's largest grocer, but in Consumer Reports' ratings of 55 supermarkets Walmart Supercenters landed at the bottom, based on a survey of 27,000 of Consumer Reports' subscribers. EightMore >
    Consumer Reports rates 55 supermarkets based on survey of 27,000 readers. Find out how your favorite ranked.More >
  • Consumer Reports: Joint replacement caution

    Consumer Reports: Joint replacement caution

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-03-26 20:00:18 GMT
    Almost half a million Americans get hip replacements each year, and hundreds of thousands more receive artificial knees. That number is expected to quadruple, as younger people turn to joint replacementsMore >
    If you're considering a hip or knee replacement, Consumer Reports has some important cautions.More >
  • P.F. Chang's at Cumberland Mall fails surprise health inspection

    P.F. Chang's at Cumberland Mall fails surprise health inspection

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-03-26 16:50:31 GMT
    A popular Chinese restaurant encountered some problems at a location in metro Atlanta this week.More >
    A popular Chinese restaurant encountered some problems at a location in metro Atlanta this week.More >
  • Cobb Commissioners voted to change names of roads around Six Flags

    Cobb Commissioners voted to change names of roads around Six Flags

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:42:57 GMT
    Cobb County Commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday on a plan to rename four of five roads named after Six Flags over Georgia. "This area has been a challenge for the county," said Dana Johnson, deputyMore >
    Cobb County Commissioners voted Tuesday on a plan to rename four of five roads named after Six Flags over Georgia.
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Accused squatter indicted on additional charges

    EXCLUSIVE: Accused squatter indicted on additional charges

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:18:59 GMT
    An accused squatter, exposed by a CBS46 investigation last year, has been indicted on six charges.  A DeKalb County grand jury handed down an indictment last week charging Daquisha Barber with perjury,More >
    An accused squatter, exposed by a CBS46 investigation last year, has been indicted on six charges.
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  • Restaurant techniques that make you pay more

    Restaurant techniques that make you pay more

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:04:15 GMT
    As any business, there are techniques restaurants use to get you to pay even more in the end...Daily specials. Notice that servers typically do not state the price. That is because they tend to be moreMore >
    As any business, there are techniques restaurants use to get you to pay even more in the end.More >
  • Push to unplug Georgia's electric vehicle tax credit falls short

    Push to unplug Georgia's electric vehicle tax credit falls short

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-03-26 14:34:18 GMT
    An Alpharetta lawmaker wants to end a 16-year-old tax credit on the purchase of zero and low-emission vehicles in Georgia.   Republican Representative Chuck Martin introduced House Bill 257 which was passedMore >
    An Alpharetta lawmaker wants to end a 16-year-old tax credit on the purchase of zero and low-emission vehicles in Georgia.
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  • Teaching kids about money

    Teaching kids about money

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:41:23 GMT
    With all the debit and credit card use in stores and online, it can be hard for kids to grasp the actual concept behind money. There are easy things you can do to help the little ones understand...UseMore >
    With all the debit and credit card use in stores and online, it can be hard for kids to grasp the actual concept behind money.
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  • Claim your money: Duracell class action lawsuit form

    Claim your money: Duracell class action lawsuit form

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:40:59 GMT
    When was the last time you bought batteries? Probably within the past five years. If you have, and they were Duracell brand, you are entitled to some money.A class action lawsuit claims Gillette & P&GMore >
    When was the last time you bought batteries? Probably within the past five years. If you have, and they were Duracell brand, you are entitled to some money.More >
  • Credit card offers and myths

    Credit card offers and myths

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 4:35 AM EDT2014-03-25 08:35:58 GMT
    You have received those pre-approved credit card offers. I have. Just about everyone has. What you might not know though, is some of the lines to reel you in are not as awesome as they seem. They're actuallyMore >
    You have received those pre-approved credit card offers. I have. Just about everyone has.More >
  • Fake notary scams victims in need of refinancing

    Fake notary scams victims in need of refinancing

    Monday, March 24 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-03-24 21:00:14 GMT
    "I have been notified from our bank that this person has been in our bank account, they have almost drained our checking. They have almost drained everything," said an anonymous fraud victim. That personMore >
    How you can avoid becoming a victim of con-artists who can turn your life into a nightmare.More >
  • Consumer Reports tests new Nest smoke detector

    Consumer Reports tests new Nest smoke detector

    Monday, March 24 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-03-24 20:00:16 GMT
    You know the problem — you've burnt the toast and the smoke alarm won't quit so you rip it from the wall or pull out the batteries. Consumer Reports tested a new combo smoke alarm and CO detector thatMore >
    Consumer Reports tested a new combo smoke alarm and CO detector from Nest Labs, the company that Google bought recently for more than $3 billion.More >
  • Break your habit of shopping

    Break your habit of shopping

    Monday, March 24 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-03-24 17:26:52 GMT
    Everyone has a habit of some sort. Some cost a little more than others...like shopping. You can kick that habit and keep money in your pocket without going to extremes...Wait a week to buy. This is a goodMore >
    Everyone has a habit of some sort. Some cost a little more than others...like shopping.
    More >
  • Restaurant Report Card: Nicky's Seafood

    Restaurant Report Card: Nicky's Seafood

    Sunday, March 23 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-03-24 03:00:21 GMT
    The catch of the day on this week's Restaurant Report Card is a failing seafood spot in Atlanta. Nicky's Seafood at 609 Whitehall Street scored 59 points and a "U" for unsatisfactory. Inspectors foundMore >
    The catch of the day on this week's Restaurant Report Card is a failing seafood spot in Atlanta. Nicky's Seafood at 609 Whitehall Street scored 59 points and a "U" for unsatisfactory.More >
  • How to spot a leak

    How to spot a leak

    Friday, March 21 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-03-21 20:00:15 GMT
    Even a small leak in your home, if undetected or left untreated, can lead to serious damage and costly repairs. "For example, a leak behind a wall could require drywall repair. A small drywall repairMore >
    Even a small leak in your home, if undetected or left untreated, can lead to serious damage and costly repairs.More >
  • 'Real Housewife of Atlanta' sets record straight after customer alleges fraud

    'Real Housewife of Atlanta' sets record straight after customer alleges fraud

    Thursday, March 20 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-03-21 00:50:17 GMT
    One of the Real Housewives of Atlanta is setting the record straight after a customer alleges fraud. The complaint? Her company is accepting money for services but the company isn't keeping up its endMore >
    One of the Real Housewives of Atlanta is setting the record straight after a customer alleged fraud. The complaint? Her company is accepting money for services but the company isn't keeping up its end of the bargain.More >
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