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Q: My neighborhood has had a man trying to sell meat out of his white unmarked van, and is unnerving the area. Does the BBB have any tips on how to handle door-to-door sales people?

  • Aug. 22nd, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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Financial planning for retirement has always been a daunting prospect; the current landscape simply makes your preparation that much more crucial in using your assets well.

  • Aug. 21st, 2014  |
  • By By Carl Edwards
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Pew Research polled millennial generation adults to gauge their confidence in Social Security. The result was sobering: only 8 percent expect to get the currently promised benefits, while a staggering 51 percent expect to receive nothing at all.

  • Aug. 20th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

CapitalMark Bank & Trust has added Julie McLain to its wealth and trust department.

Q: I know Angie’s List provides recommendations for local contractors, cleaning services, etc., but I’m not overly fond of paying a subscription fee. Do you have any ideas to find reliable businesses for free? — Rachel Research

Project: Vine 324 apartment-style student housing. Location: 324 Vine St., Chattanooga. Owner: Green Real Estate Group.

To borrow a line from an old Certs commercial, the new Acura TLX sedan is "two, two, two cars in one."

Q: From retail and restaurant data breaches to hackers infiltrating systems to phishing emails and fraudulent links, is there any way to be sure my information is safe online?

  • Aug. 15th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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From mortgages and car loans to apartments and job applications, the ubiquitous and somewhat mysterious credit score is a singularly important factor in business decision making.

  • Aug. 13th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

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