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Twelve million Americans each year take out payday loans. Bad enough, but worse still is the fact that most renew the loans many times over, incurring more in fees than the original loan amount and falling into a financial black hole.

  • April 22nd, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Well, your consumer expert may not be so expert after all. In the past, I've written of a number of methods whereby readers can avoid cyber attacks and, for the most part, I've followed my own advice until the advent of my new computer.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Dr. Barbara Easterling Smith as associate chief medical officer for all its lines of business.

Q: I'm tired of living paycheck to paycheck each month. I would like to be more financially secure, and even create some savings, especially an emergency fund. But I have so much debt, that I feel overwhelmed and don't know where to start. Does the BBB have any tips on where to begin?

  • April 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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One of the best opportunities for startup companies in the country, not to mention the Southeast, is fast approaching.

  • April 16th, 2014  |
  • By Charlie Brock

Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, recently placed Laina Rodela, M.D., as an on-site physician at Life Care Center of Cleveland and Life Care Center of Ooltewah.

If your family is like mine, you’re overwhelmed with records: paper, digital, or a combo.

Honda’s new Civic TV spot features a gritty product anthem called “Today is Pretty Great” by blues-rock band Vintage Trouble.

Q. I want to take advantage of the BBB “Shred Day” event this weekend. Do you know what personal documents I should shred and how long important documents should be retained?

  • April 11th, 2014  |
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In Tennessee, they are euphemistically known as "deferred presentment services companies". Most of us know them as payday lenders, firms that live in the shadows of the banking system making short-term, high cost loans to financially vulnerable individuals.

  • April 9th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

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