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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

David Cranford, a 25-year veteran in health care finances, has become a principal in the Decosimo accounting firm specializing in health care.

Q: I’m shopping around for a new car but am really confused by all the ads, sales, “best deals,” and the like. Can you give me a few easy tips that will save me money in the long run? — Annie Auto

It’s Audi’s corporate strategy to “become the leading brand worldwide in the premium car segment.”

Q. I hoped the harsh winter would limit pests. However, spring time has brought the bugs to my new home. Does BBB have advice for selecting a pest management company?

  • April 4th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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Q. This year I will turn 62 in July and I want to know when can I sign up for my benefits?

  • April 3rd, 2014  |
  • By By Gregory Holmes
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Since the Arab oil embargo of 1973, U.S. energy policy has assumed a steadily declining supply of domestically produced oil and gas.

  • April 2nd, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

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