Everyone wants a good credit score. We know it's important, but a lot of people don't understand how these numbers are created and how their actions affect them.
Here's another reason to avoid second-hand smoke. Some new research indicates it could increase your risk for Alzheimer's disease or other types of severe dementia.
A change of address is one thing when you move to a new location, but people in a neighborhood near Renton say their addresses were changed without their knowledge and, more importantly, without them moving.
Idaho's potato industry is gazing north of the U.S. border to a tiny Canadian apple breeder for a sign of how the public may embrace a genetically modified potato proposed for commercialization by the J.R. Simplot Co.
In 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. founder Ken Grossman effectively put the Cascade hop of Yakima on the map. More than three decades later, Washington State University researchers studying optimal brewing qualities with that same hop recently interned with Sierra Nevada master brewers to hone their brewing skills and learn advanced brewing methods that are being pioneered by American craft brewers.
If you’ve been thinking about getting a backup laptop, either for yourself or one that’s easy for your kids to use, there’s a new kind that’s being heavily advertised. It’s called a Chromebook.
Some grills do more than the basics, including one with a rotisserie that also has a side burner, perfect for keeping a pot boiling.
Your dog's constant need to chew might bother you, but it's normal behavior for them. This is how they explore their world and relieve boredom.
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.91.
You open your credit card statement and find checks inside. They're called convenience checks or credit card checks and they can be used to buy things or get a cash advance. But remember to read the fine print.
A just-released Consumer Reports investigation reveals that turkey can be a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But the National Turkey Federation says it strongly disputes Consumer Reports’ findings and calls the study alarmist and misleading.
From cookware to clothing, supplements to skin care, direct sales can be a great way to boost your income. Just be careful about your clients because some of them may actually be scammers.
The Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts was hacked in February, and up to 160,000 social security numbers and 1 million driver license numbers may have been accessed during the data breach of its public website.
When a mysterious, unauthorized fee appears on your cellphone bill, it's called "cramming" and consumer advocates and regulators worry it's emerging as a significant problem as people increasingly ditch their landlines for wireless phones.
A new round of robocalls is targeting local car owners. The recordings give no company name, but claim they can save you hundreds of dollars on car insurance. Failure to identify the company is only one of the red flags.
It's a seller’s market again in many parts of the country. With houses in short supply, we're seeing bidding wars on some properties.
If you store sensitive information on your smart phone, losing track of it could spell disaster. A just-released survey by Consumer Reports projects more than 7 million smart-phone owners had a phone that was lost, stolen, or ruined in the last year.
Flooding, the most common natural disaster in this country is not covered by your homeowners or renters insurance. You need to buy a separate policy for that.