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NJ Officials Warn Consumers To Watch for Home Repair Scams

NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminded consumers to beware of home repair scams and charity scams while they recover from the damage caused by violent thunderstorms that led to emergency declarations in Atlantic, Cumberland and Salem counties, and the water main break that led to an emergency declaration in Monmouth County.

Why You Need A Social Media Will

By most estimates, over half of adult Americans haven’t written a will stating how their assets should be distributed after death. Fewer still have bothered to appoint someone to make financial and health care decisions on their behalf should they become incapacitated. And now we can add another necessary, but probably overlooked legal document: a social media will.

OPINION: Health Care’s Community-Based Beginnings

Back during the debate on the Clinton health care reform proposal, insurance executives tried to convince lawmakers that they were on the same side of health care reform as consumers were, so they embraced the idea of “community rating” in which insurers charge everyone in a given community the same premium regardless of age, gender or health status. In testimony before a House committee in 1993, the president of Cigna’s health care business assured lawmakers that all the big insurers were on board with a return to community rating.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I recently saw an article extolling the virtues of natural gas as an abundant, inexpensive and domestically produced automotive fuel. Is this going to be the automotive fuel of the future and how green is it? — Jason Kincaide, New Bedford, MA