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  • Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Unresolved bank errors? Help is on the way

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:11:30 GMT
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
    Taking on a big bank, even over something like a minor bank error, can be maddening. You feel like no one is listening. It's like being trapped in a maze you can't get out of, but somebody is noticing how frustrating that can be.
  • Credit Cards v Charge Cards

    Credit Cards v Charge Cards

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:48:23 GMT
    You always hear that it's a great idea to get rid of your credit cards, but sometimes it really is the best way to pay. So here's another option: charge cards.
    You always hear that it's a great idea to get rid of your credit cards, but sometimes it really is the best way to pay. So here's another option: charge cards.
  • FOX 5 I-Team Investigates

    Child traumatically injured in beach house elevator

    Child traumatically injured in beach house elevator

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:09:54 GMT
    Another child has been seriously injured in a residential elevator accident. This is a warning for any family renting a beach house.
    Another child has been seriously injured in a residential elevator accident. This is a warning for any family renting a beach house.
  • Easy 'sneaky' ways to save!

    Easy 'sneaky' ways to save!

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:42:52 GMT
    Saving money should be a no-brainer. We know it's the right thing to do, but it can be really challenging for a lot of us. What if you were tricked into savings?
    Saving money should be a no-brainer. We know it's the right thing to do, but it can be really challenging for a lot of us. What if you were tricked into savings?
  • Should You Freeze Your Credit?

    Should You Freeze Your Credit?

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:45:53 GMT
    When you put a credit freeze on your credit report what exactly are you doing? For the most part, it blocks access to your personal financial information, but there are exceptions.
    When you put a credit freeze on your credit report what exactly are you doing? For the most part, it blocks access to your personal financial information, but there are exceptions.
  • FOX 5 -Team

    Watch the FOX 5 I-Team's Emmy Award winning five-part investigation into home elevator dangers

    Watch the FOX 5 I-Team's Emmy Award winning five-part investigation into home elevator dangers

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-11 13:07:01 GMT
    The I-Team’s Emmy Award winning in-depth investigation into residential elevators and the dangers they pose to children keeps growing.
    The I-Team’s Emmy Award winning in-depth investigation into residential elevators and the dangers they pose to children keeps growing.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    GM Recall: Free Car Rental

    GM Recall: Free Car Rental

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:56:10 GMT
    Millions of GM car owners are filling dealerships to have a faulty ignition switch replaced, but there are long wait times for appointments. While you wait, the weeks, sometimes months for your turn, did you know that you can get a free rental car?
    Millions of GM car owners are filling dealerships to have a faulty ignition switch replaced, but there are long wait times for appointments. While you wait, the weeks, sometimes months for your turn, did you know that you can get a free rental car?
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Big, Annual Fundraisers But Where's the Money?

    Big, Annual Fundraisers But Where's the Money?

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-06-18 18:52:25 GMT
    For a few years now, big name sponsors like Coca-Cola and Georgia Pacific, as well as stars like Dionne Warwick, have donated time and money to a big, splashy, annual fundraising event. But, when you get past the lights and cameras, you're left to ask: Where is that money going?
    For a few years now, big name sponsors like Coca-Cola and Georgia Pacific, as well as stars like Dionne Warwick, have donated time and money to a big, splashy, annual fundraising event. But, when you get past the lights and cameras, you're left to ask: Where is that money going?
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    FDA joins Flickr

    FDA joins Flickr

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:39:38 GMT
    The FDA recalls products either because they're considered defective or potentially harmful, but it's information.  If you want to keep track of FDA recalls, check out Flickr.
    The FDA recalls products either because they're considered defective or potentially harmful, but it's information.  If you want to keep track of FDA recalls, check out Flickr.
  • Four-Week Financial Fitness Challenge

    Four-Week Financial Fitness Challenge

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-06-11 12:20:49 GMT
    The beginning of summer often means the start of summer fitness workouts. But how about a twist this year with a financial fitness challenge? Here's a four-week plan to trim your expenses but fatten your savings.WEEK ONE: Set goals and put them in a timeframe.
    The beginning of summer often means the start of summer fitness workouts. But how about a twist this year with a financial fitness challenge? Here's a four-week plan to trim your expenses but fatten your savings.WEEK ONE: Set goals and put them in a timeframe.
  • FTC Orders Auto Lender to Repay Clients

    FTC Orders Auto Lender to Repay Clients

    Monday, June 9 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-06-09 16:16:27 GMT
    A national auto lender faces millions of dollars in fines. And, there could be many people from Georgia affected and possibly due refunds. The FTC charges that a company out of California called Consumer Portfolio Services used "illegal tactics" when selling and collecting on loans.
    A national auto lender faces millions of dollars in fines. And, there could be many people from Georgia affected and possibly due refunds. The FTC charges that a company out of California called Consumer Portfolio Services used "illegal tactics" when selling and collecting on loans.
  • Unpaid Medical Debt Unfairly Dinged on Credit Reports

    Unpaid Medical Debt Unfairly Dinged on Credit Reports

    Monday, June 2 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-06-02 13:48:53 GMT
    The credit reporting bureaus may be heavy handed when dinging your credit over medical debt, according to a new government study. If that's you, then you have company. Let's take a look at how big of a deal unpaid medical bills are in America.
    The credit reporting bureaus may be heavy handed when dinging your credit over medical debt, according to a new government study. If that's you, then you have company. Let's take a look at how big of a deal unpaid medical bills are in America.
  • Saving for College with the 529 Plan

    Saving for College with the 529 Plan

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-05-29 15:13:41 GMT
    May 29th is National 529 College Savings Day. It's a reminder why it's important to look into the state's "Path2College 529 Plan" for college savings.
    May 29th is National 529 College Savings Day. It's a reminder why it's important to look into the state's "Path2College 529 Plan" for college savings.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    How to Budget with Rising Grocery Prices

    How to Budget with Rising Grocery Prices

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-05-21 15:21:43 GMT
    Food prices started to climb in February and they are continuing to squeeze wallets. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the type of increase we haven't seen since 2011.
    Food prices started to climb in February and they are continuing to squeeze wallets. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the type of increase we haven't seen since 2011.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    iPhone Feature Logs Location History

    iPhone Feature Logs Location History

    Monday, May 19 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-05-19 11:36:02 GMT
    There is a new feature on your iPhone that you'll want to know about. You might find it helpful, or you might find it just another invasion of your privacy.
    There is a new feature on your iPhone that you'll want to know about. You might find it helpful, or you might find it just another invasion of your privacy.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Withdrawing from your 401(k)

    Withdrawing from your 401(k)

    Monday, May 12 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-05-12 12:14:36 GMT
    Since the 2008 market crash money experts over at Oxygen Financial say too many folks started dipping into their 401K to make ends meet. The Atlanta finance group says it's rarely a good idea.
    Since the 2008 market crash money experts over at Oxygen Financial say too many folks started dipping into their 401K to make ends meet. The Atlanta finance group says it's rarely a good idea.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Homemade: Is it worth it? We test for you.

    Homemade: Is it worth it? We test for you.

    Friday, May 9 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-05-09 19:58:51 GMT
    Homemade Laundry Detergent IngredientsHomemade Laundry Detergent Ingredients
    You read and hear a lot about families making more things from scratch either for environmental or health reasons or to just save money. But is it worth? 
    You read and hear a lot about families making more things from scratch either for environmental or health reasons or to just save money. But is it worth? 
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Apps Your Kids May Be Using

    Apps Your Kids May Be Using

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-05-07 13:55:09 GMT
    Keeping up with technology is one thing. Keeping up with what your kids are using is even more challenging. Since they are on the front end of trends let's get you up to speed on some apps that they might be using that you'll want to know about. 
    Keeping up with technology is one thing. Keeping up with what your kids are using is even more challenging. Since they are on the front end of trends let's get you up to speed on some apps that they might be using that you'll want to know about. 
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Highly ranked Android app called a 'fake'

    Highly ranked Android app called a 'fake'

    Monday, May 5 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-05-05 12:40:47 GMT
    Virus Shield app called "fake"Virus Shield app called "fake"
    Buying apps is so easy. You see something appealing, click on it, and in no time, you own it. Those quick clicks recently left Android users without anything to show for it: an app that didn't work.
    Buying apps is so easy. You see something appealing, click on it, and in no time, you own it. Those quick clicks recently left Android users without anything to show for it: an app that didn't work.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Metro School Buses Still Without Cameras

    Metro School Buses Still Without Cameras

    Friday, May 2 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-05-02 17:05:40 GMT
    It's against the law to pass a school bus loading or unloading children, but an I-Team investigation revealed it's still a very dangerous problem that happens every day.
    It's against the law to pass a school bus loading or unloading children, but an I-Team investigation revealed it's still a very dangerous problem that happens every day.
  • Must-Have Used Car Documents

    Must-Have Used Car Documents

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-30 16:50:49 GMT
    When you shop for a used car the top of your list is likely getting a good car at a good price. But, the deal is no good if you don't walk away with all of the right paperwork.
    When you shop for a used car the top of your list is likely getting a good car at a good price. But, the deal is no good if you don't walk away with all of the right paperwork.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    School Bus Stops: Danger Zones

    School Bus Stops: Danger Zones

    Friday, April 25 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-04-25 12:09:34 GMT
    For three years running, Georgia led the nation in bus stop accidents. This meant children were getting hurt or killed by drivers while simply trying to catch a school bus. So, school systems started fitting buses with cameras to catch drivers who don't stop for children loading and unloading. But, is it working?
    For three years running, Georgia led the nation in bus stop accidents. This meant children were getting hurt or killed by drivers while simply trying to catch a school bus. So, school systems started fitting buses with cameras to catch drivers who don't stop for children loading and unloading. But, is it working?
  • Fox 5 I-Team

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:25 GMT
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
  • Fox 5 I-Team

    Save on Vacation

    Save on Vacation

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:56:05 GMT
    Thinking about vacation is a lot of fun. Thinking about what it'll cost you is not so fun. Here are some ideas for cutting costs.
    Thinking about vacation is a lot of fun. Thinking about what it'll cost you is not so fun. Here are some ideas for cutting costs.
  • Get Financially Fit: A Step-By-Step Plan

    Get Financially Fit: A Step-By-Step Plan

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:15:13 GMT
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit.  Let's start with two questions. Do you know how much you spend each month?  How much of your check should you save?
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit.  Let's start with two questions:  Do you know how much you spend each month?  How much of your check should you save?
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    DON'T MISS: Tax Deductions and Credits

    DON'T MISS: Tax Deductions and Credits

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-04-11 12:48:55 GMT
    Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
    Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    IRS: Two Scam Warnings

    IRS: Two Scam Warnings

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:44:51 GMT
    We have two warnings coming from the IRS.  The first one is what investigators call the "largest ever" phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers.
    We have two warnings coming from the IRS.  The first one is what investigators call the "largest ever" phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Residential Elevator Dangers Worse than Originally Thought

    Residential Elevator Dangers Worse than Originally Thought

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-04 15:58:27 GMT
    Spring break is the first wave of family beach get-aways, but be careful before you book a house with an elevator. An expert says entrapment of children is a growing problem.
    Spring break is the first wave of family beach get-aways, but be careful before you book a house with an elevator. An expert says entrapment of children is a growing problem.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Tree Service Troubles

    Tree Service Troubles

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-03-28 13:36:27 GMT
    With the icy winter just behind us and the windy spring just ahead, a lot of folks think this time of year about those tall trees in the yard. 
    With the icy winter just behind us and the windy spring just ahead, a lot of folks think this time of year about those tall trees in the yard. 
  • False Labeling Warning

    False Labeling Warning

    Monday, March 24 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-03-24 17:44:55 GMT
    Ever buy a face cream that just didn't work the way it was advertised? Or maybe a health supplement that didn't live up to the hype? Many of us do but few of us file a complaint.
    Ever buy a face cream that just didn't work the way it was advertised? Or, maybe a health supplement that didn't live up to the hype? many of us do but few of us file a complaint. 
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Local used car salesman arrested

    Local used car salesman arrested

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-03-19 11:58:07 GMT
    A used car salesman who continues to pop up on the I-Team radar screen has now been arrested.
    A used car salesman who continues to pop up on the I-Team radar screen has now been arrested.
  • Hidden Fees in Pre-Paid Cards

    Hidden Fees in Pre-Paid Cards

    Monday, March 17 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-03-17 15:23:26 GMT
    Pre-paid Cards are gaining popularity. They're easy to use, but there's often a catch.
    Pre-paid Cards are gaining popularity. They're easy to use, but there's often a catch.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

    Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-03-10 14:26:47 GMT
    If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
    If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    County refuses to pay damages from ice storm

    County refuses to pay damages from ice storm

    Friday, March 7 2014 9:43 AM EST2014-03-07 14:43:47 GMT
    It's been more than a month since many Atlantans parked on the roadside and decided it was better to walk than to try to drive on icy roads.
    It's been more than a month since many Atlantans parked on the roadside and decided it was better to walk than to try to drive on icy roads.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Changes coming to your 2013 taxes

    Changes coming to your 2013 taxes

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 12:25 PM EST2014-02-25 17:25:37 GMT
    Many of you are getting ready to sit at the kitchen table with receipts and paperwork spread out to start preparing your tax return. But before you start, let's look at the changes for 2013.
    Many of you are getting ready to sit at the kitchen table with receipts and paperwork spread out to start preparing your tax return. But before you start, let's look at the changes for 2013.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: A Wheelchair for Keyla

    FOX 5 I-Team: A Wheelchair for Keyla

    Monday, February 17 2014 1:42 PM EST2014-02-17 18:42:45 GMT
    We have a "Call for Action" success story with a twist. A dog owner had an unusual request: Could our all-volunteer group help her dog get a wheelchair?
    We have a "Call for Action" success story with a twist. A dog owner had an unusual request: Could our all-volunteer group help her dog get a wheelchair?
  • New rental car gas charges: What you should know

    New rental car gas charges: What you should know

    Monday, February 17 2014 8:38 AM EST2014-02-17 13:38:01 GMT
    At some point, there's a good chance you'll rent a car-- so you'll want to beware of a new charge that's sometimes being tacked onto your price.
    At some point, there's a good chance you'll rent a car-- so you'll want to beware of a new charge that's sometimes being tacked onto your price.
  • I-Team: When the same name means a major identity mix-up

    I-Team: When the same name means a major identity mix-up

    Friday, February 14 2014 7:04 AM EST2014-02-14 12:04:06 GMT
    It's not unusual for people with relatively common names to run into someone with the same name. 
    It's not unusual for people with relatively common names to run into someone with the same name.  But these days, with so much of our business generated on the faceless internet, it's easy for one person's identity to get mixed up with someone else's.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Is bad gas a "real" problem?

    FOX 5 I-Team: Is bad gas a "real" problem?

    Monday, February 10 2014 8:24 AM EST2014-02-10 13:24:22 GMT
    It's not uncommon for FOX 5 to get calls from people complaining about bad gas or not enough gas from gas pumps. But how common is the problem?
    It's not uncommon for FOX 5 to get calls from people complaining about bad gas or not enough gas from gas pumps. But how common is the problem?
  • I-Team: Not knowing rules of shopping a costly mistake

    I-Team: Not knowing rules of shopping a costly mistake

    Monday, February 10 2014 7:11 AM EST2014-02-10 12:11:00 GMT
    With holiday shopping drawing closer by the day, there's no time like the present to remind ourselves of the rules and regulations of today's ever-changing return policies.
    With holiday shopping drawing closer by the day, there's no time like the present to remind ourselves of the rules and regulations of today's ever-changing return policies.
  • I-Team: Slew of fines wrongly put Atlanta driver in HOT seat

    I-Team: Slew of fines wrongly put Atlanta driver in HOT seat

    Friday, February 7 2014 6:50 AM EST2014-02-07 11:50:04 GMT
    Here's the story of one very frustrated Douglas County woman.  She keeps getting tickets in the mail for grabbing free rides in the HOT lanes.  Only, she says she doesn't use the HOT lanes -- at all.
    Here's the story of one very frustrated Douglas County woman.  She keeps getting tickets in the mail for grabbing free rides in the HOT lanes.  Only, she says she doesn't use the HOT lanes -- at all.
  • I-Team: Before tossing your phone, wipe it clean!

    I-Team: Before tossing your phone, wipe it clean!

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 7:43 AM EST2014-02-05 12:43:05 GMT
    Before you toss out or sell your old phone, the I-Team's Dana Fowle has some useful recycling tips to pass along.
    Before you toss out or sell your old phone, the I-Team's Dana Fowle has some useful recycling tips to pass along.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    State to hold local travel agency in contempt

    State to hold local travel agency in contempt

    Monday, February 3 2014 1:41 PM EST2014-02-03 18:41:41 GMT
    The state is asking a judge to hold a local travel agency in contempt of court for taking clients' money but not providing the trips or returning that cash.
    The state is asking a judge to hold a local travel agency in contempt of court for taking clients' money but not providing the trips or returning that cash.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    BBB: Calling back may cost you

    BBB: Calling back may cost you

    Friday, January 31 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-01-31 16:07:37 GMT
    More often scammers are getting to you through your cell phone. And this latest trick actually has you calling them.
    More often scammers are getting to you through your cell phone. And this latest trick actually has you calling them.
  • AT&T spoofing scam hijacked phones, used for int'l calls

    AT&T spoofing scam hijacked phones, used for int'l calls

    Friday, January 31 2014 6:36 AM EST2014-01-31 11:36:05 GMT
    Now for a story you'll see first on FOX 5. AT&T tells the FOX 5 I-Team that it is at the front-end of battling a scheme to defraud customers.
    Now for a story you'll see first on FOX 5. AT&T tells the FOX 5 I-Team that it is at the front-end of battling a scheme to defraud customers.
  • I-Team: What's in your wallet?

    I-Team: What's in your wallet?

    Most of us at some point will either lose a wallet or have it stolen.  Here's a list of things to leave out of your wallet, just in case.
    Most of us at some point will either lose a wallet or have it stolen.  Here's a list of things to leave out of your wallet, just in case.
  • Snow leaves students stranded at schools

    Snow leaves students stranded at schools

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 9:28 AM EST2014-01-29 14:28:31 GMT
    Students across the metro Atlanta area were forced to spend Tuesday night at schools after treacherous conditions on roads made driving next-to-impossible.
    Students across the metro Atlanta area were forced to spend Tuesday night at schools after treacherous conditions on roads made driving next-to-impossible.
  • I-Team: Buckhead biz offering discount is no deal at all

    I-Team: Buckhead biz offering discount is no deal at all

    Monday, January 27 2014 6:38 AM EST2014-01-27 11:38:02 GMT
    A Buckhead company that offers local services, like massage, for a discount is turning out to be no deal at all, so says state investigators.
    A Buckhead company that offers local services, like massage, for a discount is turning out to be no deal at all, so says state investigators.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Missing Wedding Photos resurface

    Missing Wedding Photos resurface

    Friday, January 24 2014 7:48 AM EST2014-01-24 12:48:56 GMT
    A newly married couple's months-long situation comes to an end.
    A newly married couple's months-long situation comes to an end.
  • I-Team: Travel agent dashes Girl Scouts' dreams of Disney

    I-Team: Travel agent dashes Girl Scouts' dreams of Disney

    Friday, January 24 2014 7:09 AM EST2014-01-24 12:09:04 GMT
    It's many a child's dream: to visit the Disney World.  But, it's even more medical when you've saved your own money for the trip. In this case, though, the trip to Orlando is memorable for all of the wrong reasons.
    It's many a child's dream: to visit the Disney World.  But, it's even more medical when you've saved your own money for the trip. In this case, though, the trip to Orlando is memorable for all of the wrong reasons.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Parents duped by Child Support collection agency

    Parents duped by Child Support collection agency

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 8:19 AM EST2014-01-22 13:19:28 GMT
    A big development for Georgia parents ripped off by a child support collection agency. The man at the helm as pleaded guilty in federal court. For years parents complained that money they paid to take
    A big development for Georgia parents ripped off by a child support collection agency. The man at the helm as pleaded guilty in federal court. For years parents complained that money they paid to take
  • I-Team: Watch out for bogus tech support calls

    I-Team: Watch out for bogus tech support calls

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 6:40 AM EST2014-01-22 11:40:03 GMT
    There is a federal crackdown on bogus tech support calls. Fake service calls are really an attempt to steal your private computer information or make money off of you.
    There is a federal crackdown on bogus tech support calls. Fake service calls are really an attempt to steal your private computer information or make money off of you.
  • Family paying down debt ends up in deeper than before

    Family paying down debt ends up in deeper than before

    Friday, January 17 2014 6:39 AM EST2014-01-17 11:39:07 GMT
    A debt consolidator responsible for helping people climb out of debt has closed down. And, when their doors shut, so did their communications with consumers who trusted them with their money.
    A debt consolidator responsible for helping people climb out of debt has closed down. And, when their doors shut, so did their communications with consumers who trusted them with their money.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: The Rule of 752

    FOX 5 I-Team: The Rule of 752

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 8:20 AM EST2014-01-15 13:20:58 GMT
    We always hear that small expenses can really add up, but sometimes that's hard to visualize. So, we've found a way that just might do the trick: The Rule of 752. What's that? It's about helping you
    We always hear that small expenses can really add up, but sometimes that's hard to visualize. So, we've found a way that just might do the trick: The Rule of 752. What's that? It's about helping you
  • I-Team: Your marijuana investment could go up in smoke

    I-Team: Your marijuana investment could go up in smoke

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 6:37 AM EST2014-01-15 11:37:07 GMT
    OK, listen up.  If you haven't received a pitch yet for what is being touted as a great, new investment opportunity. Well just wait, you probably will.
    OK, listen up.  If you haven't received a pitch yet for what is being touted as a great, new investment opportunity. Well just wait, you probably will.
  • FOX 5 I-Team: Prices on the rise in 2014

    FOX 5 I-Team: Prices on the rise in 2014

    Monday, January 13 2014 7:49 AM EST2014-01-13 12:49:45 GMT
    Along with the New Year, we can expect new and more expensive prices for things like groceries, healthcare and of course, postage.
    Along with the New Year, we can expect new and more expensive prices for things like groceries, healthcare and of course, postage.
  • I-Team: U.S. Post Office warns of phony, fake e-mail scam

    I-Team: U.S. Post Office warns of phony, fake e-mail scam

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:34 AM EST2014-01-13 11:34:05 GMT
    An alert from FOX 5's I-Team about a new scam e-mail making the rounds. This time you might think you're getting an e-mail from the U.S. Post Office. Not quite.
    An alert from FOX 5's I-Team about a new scam e-mail making the rounds. This time you might think you're getting an e-mail from the U.S. Post Office. Not quite.
  • I-Team: Reach your financial goals in 2014

    I-Team: Reach your financial goals in 2014

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 8:33 AM EST2014-01-08 13:33:19 GMT
    Even if you don't make a new budget, you may want to make a couple of financial goals for the New Year. And, FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has a few recommendations to help you maximize your finances in 2014.
    Even if you don't make a new budget, you may want to make a couple of financial goals for the New Year. And, FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has a few recommendations to help you maximize your finances in 2014.
  • I-Team: Avoid movie ticket sticker shock

    I-Team: Avoid movie ticket sticker shock

    Monday, January 6 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-01-06 14:40:58 GMT
    Going to see your favorite movie can cost you big. In some cases, a single ticket can cost upwards of $17.00.
    Going to see your favorite movie can cost you big. In some cases, a single ticket can cost upwards of $17.00.
  • I-Team: Call For Action & The case of the disappearing diamonds

    I-Team: Call For Action & The case of the disappearing diamonds

    FOX 5's in-house CFA volunteers worked with them to rescue the bride's diamonds from a now closed jewelry store.
    FOX 5's in-house CFA volunteers worked with them to rescue the bride's diamonds from a now closed jewelry store.
  • I-Team: National spike in young adults moving back home

    I-Team: National spike in young adults moving back home

    Friday, January 3 2014 6:49 AM EST2014-01-03 11:49:04 GMT
    Recently there's been a national spike in the trend of more sons and daughters moving back in with their parents than at any time since the 1950's.
    Recently there's been a national spike in the trend of more sons and daughters moving back in with their parents than at any time since the 1950's.
  • I-Team: Do's & Don'ts with your Social Security number

    I-Team: Do's & Don'ts with your Social Security number

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 6:30 AM EST2014-01-01 11:30:09 GMT
    Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints here in the U.S. So, it's that much more important to keep your personal information… well… personal.
    Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints here in the U.S. So, it's that much more important to keep your personal information… well… personal.
  • FOX 5 'Call for action' celebrates 2013 successes

    FOX 5 'Call for action' celebrates 2013 successes

    Monday, December 30 2013 7:48 AM EST2013-12-30 12:48:37 GMT
    It's been a big year for our FOX 5 Call For Action team. With more than a dozen volunteers, Call For Action has helped viewers get money back from bad car repairs to sorting out warranties.
    It's been a big year for our FOX 5 Call For Action team. With more than a dozen volunteers, Call For Action has helped viewers get money back from bad car repairs to sorting out warranties.
  • I-Team: State takes on payday lender Western Sky Financial

    I-Team: State takes on payday lender Western Sky Financial

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:26 AM EST2013-12-30 11:26:07 GMT
    The Attorney General's Office says an out-of-state pay lender is operating illegally in Georgia by offering loans with crushing interest rates of up to 340 percent.
    The Attorney General's Office says an out-of-state pay lender is operating illegally in Georgia by offering loans with crushing interest rates of up to 340 percent.
  • I-Team: Apple to swap out dangerous knock-off chargers

    I-Team: Apple to swap out dangerous knock-off chargers

    Friday, December 27 2013 6:46 AM EST2013-12-27 11:46:05 GMT
    There have been some frightening headlines in the last few weeks concerning customers being shocked – one person electrocuted – by their knock-off iPhone charger.
    There have been some frightening headlines in the last few weeks concerning customers being shocked – one person electrocuted – by their knock-off iPhone charger.
  • I-Team: CFA turns up heat on botched budget billing

    I-Team: CFA turns up heat on botched budget billing

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 1:54 PM EST2013-12-25 18:54:00 GMT
    I-Team's Dana Fowle looked into the story of a woman whose utility bill became so confusing that event the utility company had trouble figuring it out.
    I-Team's Dana Fowle looked into the story of a woman whose utility bill became so confusing that event the utility company had trouble figuring it out.
  • State leader responds to I-Team home elevator investigation

    State leader responds to I-Team home elevator investigation

    Friday, December 20 2013 3:42 PM EST2013-12-20 20:42:45 GMT
    Residential elevators are in many newer homes. They're not just for the rich. With an aging population and houses built up, not out, elevators are becoming more common.
    Residential elevators are in many newer homes. They're not just for the rich. With an aging population and houses built up, not out, elevators are becoming more common.
  • Flood-damaged cars: How to spot one

    Flood-damaged cars: How to spot one

    After Hurricane Sandy, flood-damaged vehicles started washing up, and con men then started cleaning them up.
    After Hurricane Sandy, flood-damaged vehicles started washing up, and con men then started cleaning them up.  Often those saltwater-soaked automobiles are sold to unsuspecting customers who think they're a run-of-the-mill used car.
  • Beware of Overstock.com imposters

    Beware of Overstock.com imposters

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 7:39 AM EST2013-12-18 12:39:03 GMT
    Many use the website overstock.com for online shopping.  The site is so popular, that the Better Business Bureau says lots of sites are using the word "overstock" in the name to confuse you.
    Many use the website overstock.com for online shopping.  The site is so popular, that the Better Business Bureau says lots of sites are using the word "overstock" in the name to confuse you.
  • I-Team: State cracks down on shady locksmith biz

    I-Team: State cracks down on shady locksmith biz

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 6:41 AM EST2013-12-18 11:41:07 GMT
    Georgia is cracking down on a locksmith company after allegations of them taking advantage of its customers.
    Georgia is cracking down on a locksmith company after allegations of them taking advantage of its customers.
  • Call For Action: Why a viewer turned volunteer

    Call For Action: Why a viewer turned volunteer

    Monday, December 16 2013 7:52 AM EST2013-12-16 12:52:04 GMT
    Lydia Walker's experience with a car repair shop led her to filing a complaint with a car manufacturer, and volunteering to help Call For Action.
    Lydia Walker's experience with a car repair shop led her to filing a complaint with a car manufacturer, and volunteering to help Call For Action.
  • I-Team: Top auto theft targets, how not to become a victim

    I-Team: Top auto theft targets, how not to become a victim

    Monday, December 16 2013 6:46 AM EST2013-12-16 11:46:08 GMT
    What can you do in 44 seconds? It may not seem like a lot of time; but, according to a new study, every 44 seconds a vehicle is stolen.  Georgia is one of the top 10 states.
    What can you do in 44 seconds? It may not seem like a lot of time; but, according to a new study, every 44 seconds a vehicle is stolen.  Georgia is one of the top 10 states.
  • I-Team: Some retailers concerned about 'Square' card readers

    I-Team: Some retailers concerned about 'Square' card readers

    Friday, December 6 2013 9:05 AM EST2013-12-06 14:05:07 GMT
    It's pretty normal now to use "Square" to pay for a purchase. It's a card reader that attaches to a smartphone. Shoppers love the convenience of not carrying cash.
    It's pretty normal now to use "Square" to pay for a purchase. It's a card reader that attaches to a smartphone. Shoppers love the convenience of not carrying cash. 
  • I-Team: Floyd Co. Sergeant dodges DUI for demotion

    I-Team: Floyd Co. Sergeant dodges DUI for demotion

    Friday, December 6 2013 6:35 AM EST2013-12-06 11:35:02 GMT
    A county police officer is questioned for drinking and driving. But, rather than get a DUI, he walks away with a demotion.
    A county police officer is questioned for drinking and driving. But, rather than get a DUI, he walks away with a demotion.
  • Credit bureaus discuss new credit score formula

    Credit bureaus discuss new credit score formula

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:52 AM EST2013-12-04 12:52:37 GMT
    The credit bureaus are looking into a new way to measure your credit rating. The big three are always trying to figure out what kind of credit risk you are.
    The credit bureaus are looking into a new way to measure your credit rating. The big three are always trying to figure out what kind of credit risk you are.
  • I-Team: Local man pays high price in online dating scam

    I-Team: Local man pays high price in online dating scam

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:17 AM EST2013-12-04 12:17:01 GMT
    Before diving into the wide world of online dating, here's a cautionary tale from one who paid a high price in his search for love.
    Before diving into the wide world of online dating, here's a cautionary tale from one who paid a high price in his search for love.
  • I-Team: Simple steps, big savings in debt consolidation

    I-Team: Simple steps, big savings in debt consolidation

    Monday, December 2 2013 6:33 AM EST2013-12-02 11:33:03 GMT
    Wouldn't it be nice to manage some of your debt a little better? There are a few ways to do it. A company like CredAbility can help!
    Wouldn't it be nice to manage some of your debt a little better? There are a few ways to do it. A company like CredAbility can help!
  • I-Team: Soleus Air Dehumidifier pulled for fire hazard

    I-Team: Soleus Air Dehumidifier pulled for fire hazard

    Friday, November 29 2013 6:29 AM EST2013-11-29 11:29:00 GMT
    A home dehumidifier once rated a "best buy" by Consumer Reports is being pulled from shelves everywhere. It's at the manufacturer's request.
    A home dehumidifier once rated a "best buy" by Consumer Reports is being pulled from shelves everywhere. It's at the manufacturer's request.
  • I-Team: Finding the best air fares

    I-Team: Finding the best air fares

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 9:12 AM EST2013-11-27 14:12:58 GMT
    Some of you have been looking at airline tickets so that you can head out over the holidays, but it is always a gamble trying to figure out when to get the best price.
    Some of you have been looking at airline tickets so that you can head out over the holidays, but it is always a gamble trying to figure out when to get the best price.
  • I-Team: 'Tire Rental' gains traction as alternative to buying

    I-Team: 'Tire Rental' gains traction as alternative to buying

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 8:33 AM EST2013-11-27 13:33:01 GMT
    Too many families can no longer afford to buy four new tires, so they've turned to an alternative way of getting them. It's called ‘tire rental.'
    Too many families can no longer afford to buy four new tires, so they've turned to an alternative way of getting them. It's called ‘tire rental.'
  • I-Team: Dry cleaners go "green"

    I-Team: Dry cleaners go "green"

    Friday, November 22 2013 7:37 AM EST2013-11-22 12:37:04 GMT
    Wherever you go, you can see businesses these days going "green." We carry recycled grocery bags, buy organic food and wear eco-friendly clothes.
    Wherever you go, you can see businesses these days going "green." We carry recycled grocery bags, buy organic food and wear eco-friendly clothes.
  • Holiday refunds and exchanges: What you need to know

    Holiday refunds and exchanges: What you need to know

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 8:15 AM EST2013-11-20 13:15:16 GMT
    Holiday shopping season is here, and lots of people are already well on their way to finishing that list. 
    Holiday shopping season is here, and lots of people are already well on their way to finishing that list.  But if you start too early, there can be a downside, and it's all about the ability to return a gift later.
  • Easy steps to winterize your home

    Easy steps to winterize your home

    Monday, November 18 2013 7:59 AM EST2013-11-18 12:59:34 GMT
    We've already seen first-hand evidence that winter is on its way—but is your house ready yet?
    We've already seen first-hand evidence that winter is on its way—but is your house ready yet?  If the answer is no, FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle's ways to stay warm and save you cash might be just what you need.
  • I-Team: 'Techsmart' targets military with special financing

    I-Team: 'Techsmart' targets military with special financing

    Monday, November 18 2013 6:14 AM EST2013-11-18 11:14:00 GMT
    Georgia recently gave a California-based electronics company the boot.  State officials say Techsmart took advantage of soldiers with "military financing."
    Georgia recently gave a California-based electronics company the boot.  State officials say Techsmart took advantage of soldiers with "military financing."
  • I-Team: Smart holiday spending tips

    I-Team: Smart holiday spending tips

    Friday, November 15 2013 8:00 AM EST2013-11-15 13:00:36 GMT
    According to the finance blog Mint.com, consumers will collectively spend more in the last five weeks of the year on gifts than was spent the first 47.
    According to the finance blog Mint.com, consumers will collectively spend more in the last five weeks of the year on gifts than was spent the first 47.
  • Staying on budget: There's an app for that

    Staying on budget: There's an app for that

    Friday, November 15 2013 7:27 AM EST2013-11-15 12:27:49 GMT
    For lots of people, sticking to a budget is like sticking to your diet.  It's tricky-- but there are ways to make it easier.
    For lots of people, sticking to a budget is like sticking to your diet.  It's tricky-- but there are ways to make it easier.
  • I-Team: Mistaken Identity problem apology

    I-Team: Mistaken Identity problem apology

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 7:56 AM EST2013-11-13 12:56:51 GMT
    The law firm that took the wrong man to court over mistaken identity has tracked him down again.
    The law firm that took the wrong man to court over mistaken identity has tracked him down again.
  • I-Team: Slashing, savings for your cellphone bill

    I-Team: Slashing, savings for your cellphone bill

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 6:52 AM EST2013-11-13 11:52:04 GMT
    Before you know it, the price of a cellphone plan can really get away from you. But, the I-Team's Dana Fowle can show you how to slash that bill.
    Before you know it, the price of a cellphone plan can really get away from you.There's the price of just the phone, the data plan and also texting costs. It all adds up.But, the I-Team's Dana Fowle can
  • Change My Address: Warning to postal customers

    Change My Address: Warning to postal customers

    Monday, November 11 2013 9:56 AM EST2013-11-11 14:56:55 GMT
    Moving?  If the answer is yes, then filling out a change of address form through the Post Office is on your to-do list. 
    Moving?  If the answer is yes, then filling out a change of address form through the Post Office is on your to-do list.  But the Better Business Bureau warns that there is a company confusing folks into thinking they are the Post Office.
  • I-Team: Banks cashing in on overdraft protection charges

    I-Team: Banks cashing in on overdraft protection charges

    Monday, November 11 2013 7:14 AM EST2013-11-11 12:14:01 GMT
    Conventional wisdom is that if you opt into your bank's overdraft protection plan, then you will save money.But, I-Team's Dana Fowle recently saw a study that says that's not necessarily the case.
    Conventional wisdom is that if you opt into your bank's overdraft protection plan, then you will save money.But, I-Team's Dana Fowle recently saw a study that says that's not necessarily the case.
  • I-Team: Home elevator dangers

    I-Team: Home elevator dangers

    Friday, November 8 2013 1:46 PM EST2013-11-08 18:46:00 GMT
    Home elevators are being installed in more homes lately, but they don't have the same safety features as those in commercial buildings and it is cause some children to get hurt or even die.
    Home elevators are being installed in more homes lately, but they don't have the same safety features as those in commercial buildings and it is cause some children to get hurt or even die.
  • I-Team: Parents, watch out for kids using snapchat mobile app

    I-Team: Parents, watch out for kids using snapchat mobile app

    Friday, November 8 2013 8:20 AM EST2013-11-08 13:20:03 GMT
    Parents, here's another tech trend that your children are using, but that you might not know about yet. It's called snapchat.
    Parents, here's another tech trend that your children are using, but that you might not know about yet. It's called snapchat.
  • Call For Action: Oil change success story

    Call For Action: Oil change success story

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 7:46 AM EST2013-11-06 12:46:20 GMT
    When an engine goes, we know that is costly.  But the cost is even harder to swallow when it's not your fault.
    When an engine goes, we know that is costly.  But the cost is even harder to swallow when it's not your fault.
  • I-Team: Robo-call scam claims to be Life Alert

    I-Team: Robo-call scam claims to be Life Alert

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 6:36 AM EST2013-11-06 11:36:00 GMT
    FOX5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has this important story on a robo-call that consumer advocates say it targeted at trick the elderly.
    FOX5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has this important story on a robo-call that consumer advocates say it targeted at trick the elderly.
  • I-Team: Before you pack up, be sure to lock up!

    I-Team: Before you pack up, be sure to lock up!

    Monday, November 4 2013 8:03 AM EST2013-11-04 13:03:06 GMT
    We all get excited about leaving town and going on vacation, so we tend to tell everyone about it. But, a word of caution before spreading the good news.
    We all get excited about leaving town and going on vacation, so we tend to tell everyone about it. But, a word of caution before spreading the good news.
  • Used car sales: The downside

    Used car sales: The downside

    Friday, November 1 2013 8:58 AM EDT2013-11-01 12:58:09 GMT
    A used car fits a lot more nicely into many budgets than does a brand new automobile, and you might think skipping the dealership and buying direct from an owner will save you some money. But there's a
    A used car fits a lot more nicely into many budgets than does a brand new automobile, and you might think skipping the dealership and buying direct from an owner will save you some money. But there's a serious downside to consider.
  • Is fixing your smartphone a smart Do-it-Yourself?

    Is fixing your smartphone a smart Do-it-Yourself?

    Friday, November 1 2013 7:06 AM EDT2013-11-01 11:06:00 GMT
    Smartphones are expensive, so when they break – say, from taking a tumble – it's often better to have it fixed than to by a new one.
    Smartphones are expensive, so when they break – say, from taking a tumble – it's often better to have it fixed than to by a new one.
  • I-Team: What rising mortgage rates mean for home buyers

    I-Team: What rising mortgage rates mean for home buyers

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 8:46 AM EDT2013-10-30 12:46:01 GMT
    You may have noticed – or, at least heard – that mortgage rates are starting to inch up again. The I-Team's Dana Fowle is here to help you understand what this change means for home buyers right now.
    You may have noticed – or, at least heard – that mortgage rates are starting to inch up again. The I-Team's Dana Fowle is here to help you understand what this change means for home buyers right now.
  • The do's & dont's for this summer's DIY home projects

    The do's & dont's for this summer's DIY home projects

    Monday, October 28 2013 8:20 AM EDT2013-10-28 12:20:00 GMT
    The I-Team's Dana Fowle says there are projects worth paying for and others you might end up ‘paying for' in the end.
    The I-Team's Dana Fowle says there are projects worth paying for and others you might end up ‘paying for' in the end.
  • I-Team: Green Dot card scam warning

    I-Team: Green Dot card scam warning

    Friday, October 25 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-10-25 15:22:55 GMT
    Lots of people are relying on Green Dot cards to shop or pay bills.  
    Lots of people are relying on Green Dot cards to shop or pay bills.   It's a re-loadable pre-paid debit card, but it's cash in hand, so if someone gets hold of that number, it can be drained of money in no time.
  • I-Team: Online deals that are too good to be true

    I-Team: Online deals that are too good to be true

    Friday, October 25 2013 6:56 AM EDT2013-10-25 10:56:00 GMT
    The Internet offers that great opportunity to find a better price on a hard-to-find item. As soon as you see it, you want to snatch it up. But, not so fast!
    The Internet offers that great opportunity to find a better price on a hard-to-find item. As soon as you see it, you want to snatch it up. But, not so fast!
  • Assisted living home secrets: What you should know

    Assisted living home secrets: What you should know

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 6:10 AM EDT2013-10-23 10:10:03 GMT
    For many of us, the time will come when we have to help situate a parent in an assisted living home.  .
    For many of us, the time will come when we have to help situate a parent in an assisted living home.  They're not for everyone, but it's a midway stop between their home and a nursing home.  Your loved one may really need to be in a nursing home, and if that's the case, putting them in an ALH could be dangerous.
  • Double check your medical bills for costly errors

    Double check your medical bills for costly errors

    Monday, October 21 2013 7:02 AM EDT2013-10-21 11:02:01 GMT
    Do you double check your medical bill before pay? You should!
    Do you double check your medical bill before pay? You should!
  • Tips to help you lower your credit card APR

    Tips to help you lower your credit card APR

    Friday, October 18 2013 11:26 AM EDT2013-10-18 15:26:52 GMT
    Credit card rates can inch up pretty high if you don't keep an eye on them.  It happens because of lowered credit ratings or late payments, but it's not impossible to push that number back down.
    Credit card rates can inch up pretty high if you don't keep an eye on them.  It happens because of lowered credit ratings or late payments, but it's not impossible to push that number back down.
  • Beware of new credit card surcharges

    Beware of new credit card surcharges

    Friday, October 18 2013 8:53 AM EDT2013-10-18 12:53:09 GMT
    Retailers got the go-ahead to pass along some extra charges to you, but not without some rules attached.  You might not have noticed them just yet, but you should be on the lookout.
    Retailers got the go-ahead to pass along some extra charges to you, but not without some rules attached.  You might not have noticed them just yet, but you should be on the lookout.
  • I-Team: When to use your credit card

    I-Team: When to use your credit card

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 9:32 AM EDT2013-10-16 13:32:25 GMT
    You might think putting your credit card away is your best bet, but that's not always the case.
    You might think putting your credit card away is your best bet, but that's not always the case.  There are times when it should be your go-to payment method, and FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle tells you why.
  • Should you buy refurbished electronics?

    Should you buy refurbished electronics?

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 8:24 AM EDT2013-10-16 12:24:00 GMT
    Electronics like phones, TVs and computers are expensive.  But there is a way to get a deal: buy them refurbished. 
    Electronics like phones, TVs and computers are expensive.  But there is a way to get a deal: buy them refurbished.   That means used-- but fixed up to be "like new." FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle gives you some ideas about how to wade through what items are good to buy used, and which ones are better bought brand new.
  • I-Team: Animal advocate charged with abandonment

    I-Team: Animal advocate charged with abandonment

    Monday, October 14 2013 9:26 AM EDT2013-10-14 13:26:47 GMT
    In a crazy twist, a local woman known by her neighbors and friends as an animal advocate is charged with animal abandonment.  The case started when she dropped a stray kitten off at a shelter.
    In a crazy twist, a local woman known by her neighbors and friends as an animal advocate is charged with animal abandonment.  The case started when she dropped a stray kitten off at a shelter.
  • I-Team: Case dismissed against contractor

    I-Team: Russell Clark's case dismissed

    Friday, October 11 2013 10:49 AM EDT2013-10-11 14:49:21 GMT
    A Gwinnett County man whose house was nearly destroyed in a police shootout has got more bad news. 
    A Gwinnett County man whose house was nearly destroyed in a police shootout has got more bad news.  The case against the contractor accused of taking his money instead of repairing his home has been dismissed.
  • Memorial Day sales: Do your homework and save

    Memorial Day sales: Do your homework and save

    Friday, October 11 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-10-11 11:41:01 GMT
    It's Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means: hamburgers, pools, and yes-- big-time sales. 
    It's Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means: hamburgers, pools, and yes-- big-time sales.  This weekend marks one of the biggest for sales amongst retailers, and no matter where you shop, there's a good chance they're offering a deal.
  • Affordable braces? Tips to help you save

    Affordable braces? Tips to help you save

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 9:56 AM EDT2013-10-09 13:56:00 GMT
    Americans are known for their pearly whites, but we pay for it—and it isn't cheap. 
    Americans are known for their pearly whites, but we pay for it—and it isn't cheap.  If you have more than one child who needs braces, you have quite an expense on your hands—but FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle found some ways to make it a little more manageable.
  • I-Team: 'Pinkwashing' warning

    I-Team: 'Pinkwashing' warning

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-10-09 12:31:39 GMT
    It's October, and pink is everywhere.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone from family members to football players are posing in pink. 
    It's October, and pink is everywhere.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone from family members to football players are posing in pink.  And while good charities are raising money, the FOX 5 I-Team wants to warn you about something called "pinkwashing."
  • Study says fewer bank accounts is better for saving

    Study says fewer bank accounts is better for saving

    Monday, October 7 2013 8:26 AM EDT2013-10-07 12:26:02 GMT
    How many bank accounts do you have?  Most of us have a few.  But it might be time to start paring down.
    How many bank accounts do you have?  Most of us have a few.  But it might be time to start paring down.
  • FTC warns of telephone 'utility bill scam'

    FTC warns of telephone 'utility bill scam'

    Monday, October 7 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-10-07 11:48:01 GMT
    An old telephone scam with a new twist is picking up steam.  It's bad enough that the Federal Trade Commission has just issued a warning about what it calls "the utility bill scam." 
    An old telephone scam with a new twist is picking up steam.  It's bad enough that the Federal Trade Commission has just issued a warning about what it calls "the utility bill scam."   So how can you defend yourself?
  • Tips to help you negotiate healthcare bills

    Tips to help you negotiate healthcare bills

    Friday, October 4 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-10-04 16:04:42 GMT
    There's a lot of talk about healthcare these days, but the I-Team has news that will empower you!  If you end up in the hospital, the bill you get afterwards can be shocking. 
    There's a lot of talk about healthcare these days, but the I-Team has news that will empower you!  If you end up in the hospital, the bill you get afterwards can be shocking.  Insurance might cover some of it, but for a lot of people, that's not the case.  If you've ever wondered how you'll pay a big bill like that, we've got some suggestions.
  • David vs. Goliath: Tom Sullivan's best eBay advice

    David vs. Goliath: Tom Sullivan's best eBay advice

    Friday, October 4 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-10-04 11:41:02 GMT
    For decades, Atlantans have woken up to Tom Sullivan on their radios.  But you might not know that he's also somewhat of an expert eBay seller, and he's got quite a story to tell.
    For decades, Atlantans have woken up to Tom Sullivan on their radios.  But you might not know that he's also somewhat of an expert eBay seller, and he's got quite a story to tell.
  • I-Team: Identity mix-up goes to court

    I-Team: Identity mix-up goes to court

    The FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle first explained last week the problem one of the FOX 5 Atlanta family was having with debt collectors mistaking him for another man. It's a mess that ended up in court.
    The FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle first explained last week the problem one of the FOX 5 Atlanta family was having with debt collectors mistaking him for another man. It's a mess that ended up in court.
  • How to choose the right summer camp for your kids

    How to choose the right summer camp for your kids

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-10-02 10:39:02 GMT
    Summer is a break for kids, but you still need to keep them busy. So you sign them up for camp, hoping to keep the kids entertained at a safe camp and all at an affordable price.
    Summer is a break for kids, but you still need to keep them busy. So you sign them up for camp, hoping to keep the kids entertained at a safe camp and all at an affordable price.
  • Buying a car with bad credit

    Buying a car with bad credit

    Monday, September 30 2013 6:48 AM EDT2013-09-30 10:48:00 GMT
    We're always talking about the benefits of good credit when you make a big purchase. But, what if you don't have good credit and still need to buy a car?
    We're always talking about the benefits of good credit when you make a big purchase. But, what if you don't have good credit and still need to buy a car?
  • Two computer shops leave many customers angry

    Two computer shops leave many customers angry

    Friday, September 27 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-09-27 10:38:00 GMT
    There is a businessman in metro Atlanta making quite a name for himself for computer repairs.  But not for his great work, but rather for work that never gets done.
    There is a businessman in metro Atlanta making quite a name for himself for computer repairs.  But not for his great work, but rather for work that never gets done.
  • Couple fed up with wrong number calls contacts Call for Action

    Couple fed up with wrong number calls contacts Call for Action

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-09-25 10:51:04 GMT
    Can you imagine getting as many as 10 phone calls a day, and all of them are the wrong number?  A Henry County couple does know what that feels like.
    Can you imagine getting as many as 10 phone calls a day, and all of them are the wrong number?  A Henry County couple does know what that feels like.
  • Study: Women have a hard time saving for retirement

    Study: Women have a hard time saving for retirement

    Monday, September 23 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-09-23 10:38:07 GMT
    A government report shows that even though there are more women than ever in the work force, women still have a hard time saving for retirement.
    A government report shows that even though there are more women than ever in the work force, women still have a hard time saving for retirement.
  • Buying affordable organic food is possible

    Buying affordable organic food is possible

    Friday, September 20 2013 6:14 AM EDT2013-09-20 10:14:03 GMT
    Just a few years ago, if you wanted to buy organic food, you really had to hunt for it.  But now, nearly every grocery store has an organic section.
    Just a few years ago, if you wanted to buy organic food, you really had to hunt for it.  But now, nearly every grocery store has an organic section.
  • Where do your tax dollars go?

    Where do your tax dollars go?

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 5:02 AM EDT2013-09-18 09:02:04 GMT
    The amount of money many of us pay in taxes in a given year is often times larger than any purchase we'd make.  Where does that really money go?  Well, there is a way to find out.
    The amount of money many of us pay in taxes in a given year is often times larger than any purchase we'd make.  Where does that really money go?  Well, there is a way to find out.
  • Fees for apartment applications can add up

    Fees for apartment applications can add up

    Monday, September 16 2013 6:56 AM EDT2013-09-16 10:56:02 GMT
    It's pretty normal these days when you're apartment hunting to be asked to pay an application fee. Those fees can be pretty steep, and can be at least $50 for every application.
    It's pretty normal these days when you're apartment hunting to be asked to pay an application fee. Those fees can be pretty steep, and can be at least $50 for every application.
  • Odometer rollbacks a growing problem in Georgia

    Odometer rollbacks a growing problem in Georgia

    Friday, September 13 2013 6:24 AM EDT2013-09-13 10:24:06 GMT
    Many of us buy used cars because they're more affordable. But, you want to make sure the price you're paying matches up to the car you're getting.
    Many of us buy used cars because they're more affordable. But, you want to make sure the price you're paying matches up to the car you're getting.
  • Lawsuit claims overcharges by Dollar Rent A Car

    Lawsuit claims overcharges by Dollar Rent A Car

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 6:47 AM EDT2013-09-11 10:47:00 GMT
    It's time to start booking vacations, and that means renting a car may be a part of your getaway. But before you sign the dotted line, there are some things you should be aware of about renting a car.
    It's time to start booking vacations, and that means renting a car may be a part of your getaway. But before you sign the dotted line, there are some things you should be aware of about renting a car.
  • How to dig your way out of debt

    How to dig your way out of debt

    Monday, September 9 2013 8:28 AM EDT2013-09-09 12:28:04 GMT
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so there's no better time than now to talk about how to dig yourself out of debt.  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle has some sure-fire ways to get financially fit.
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so there's no better time than now to talk about how to dig yourself out of debt.  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle has some sure-fire ways to get financially fit.
  • Who are the Boston Marathon bombing suspects?

    Who are the Boston Marathon bombing suspects?

    Friday, September 6 2013 8:50 AM EDT2013-09-06 12:50:00 GMT
    Just who are the Boston Marathon bombing suspects? The two suspects have been the subject of a large manhunt which began on Thursday night.
    Just who are the Boston Marathon bombing suspects? The two suspects have been the subject of a large manhunt which began on Thursday night.
  • Should you refinance your mortgage?

    Should you refinance your mortgage?

    Friday, September 6 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-09-06 09:16:04 GMT
    With mortgage rates at historic lows, it has many people thinking about refinancing. Cutting your mortgage payment down sounds like a good idea, but, refinancing is not for everybody.
    With mortgage rates at historic lows, it has many people thinking about refinancing. Cutting your mortgage payment down sounds like a good idea, but, refinancing is not for everybody.
  • Home staging can help sell your home

    Home staging can help sell your home

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-09-04 10:38:01 GMT
    The housing market is making a comeback, and that's great news.  But, there is still some work you have to do to get buyers interested in your home. So, what can you do to make your home stand out against the others?
    The housing market is making a comeback, and that's great news.  But, there is still some work you have to do to get buyers interested in your home. So, what can you do to make your home stand out against the others?
  • Is renter's insurance affordable?

    Is renter's insurance affordable?

    Monday, September 2 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-09-02 10:41:06 GMT
    There are more renters in homes and apartments than ever before.  But, according to national statistics, more than half don't have renter's insurance.
    There are more renters in homes and apartments than ever before.  But, according to national statistics, more than half don't have renter's insurance.
  • Metro Atlanta housing market sees comeback

    Metro Atlanta housing market sees comeback

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 6:24 AM EDT2013-08-28 10:24:02 GMT
    Houses are selling again, and that's good news for many people. In fact, there aren't enough houses on the market for the number of buyers out there looking.
    Houses are selling again, and that's good news for many people. In fact, there aren't enough houses on the market for the number of buyers out there looking.
  • Beware of sneaky credit card charges

    Beware of sneaky credit card charges

    Friday, August 23 2013 6:46 AM EDT2013-08-23 10:46:01 GMT
    Most of us are on alert for obvious fraudulent charges on our credits cards. But, what you are more likely to miss are what are called gray charges -- $5 here, $20 there – and it can go on and on.
    Most of us are on alert for obvious fraudulent charges on our credits cards. But, what you are more likely to miss are what are called gray charges -- $5 here, $20 there – and it can go on and on.
  • Federal raid threatens supplemental insurance for thousands

    Federal raid threatens supplemental insurance for thousands

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 10:44 AM EDT2013-08-21 14:44:07 GMT
    Federal agents raided the Florida headquarters of Universal Health Care, shutting down the offices and leaving hundreds of employees out of work. 
    Federal agents raided the Florida headquarters of Universal Health Care, shutting down the offices and leaving hundreds of employees out of work.  The move means 7,500 Georgians could potentially be without supplemental health insurance.
  • Pay yourself first when it comes to savings, retirement

    Pay yourself first when it comes to savings, retirement

    Friday, August 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-08-16 10:53:00 GMT
    Financial planning is more important than it's ever been. There are fears that Social Security won't be there when you need it, and companies rarely offer pensions anymore.
    Financial planning is more important than it's ever been. There are fears that Social Security won't be there when you need it, and companies rarely offer pensions anymore.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Tax service in hot water over preparing returns

    Tax service in hot water over preparing returns

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 6:59 AM EDT2013-08-14 10:59:08 GMT
    Every year people pay too much to have tax returns prepared, and usually they are returns that can easily be done for free.
    Every year people pay too much to have tax returns prepared, and usually they are returns that can easily be done for free. But, if you really hate doing your own return, you might want to pay anyway – but only so much.
  • Saving money at the grocery store

    Saving money at the grocery store

    Monday, August 12 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-08-12 10:51:00 GMT
    Going to the grocery store is probably just one more thing on your to-do list. Grocers, on the other hand, take your each and every visit very seriously.
    Going to the grocery store is probably just one more thing on your to-do list. Grocers, on the other hand, take your each and every visit very seriously. The sales, even the lay out of the store, are designed to get you to buy more.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Watch Brokers target of federal investigation

    Watch Brokers target of federal investigation

    Friday, August 9 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-08-09 10:43:01 GMT
    A Buckhead business the I-Team first exposed is now the target of a federal investigation. Watch Brokers dealt in pricey time pieces until investigators shut them down.
    A Buckhead business the I-Team first exposed is now the target of a federal investigation. Watch Brokers dealt in pricey time pieces until investigators shut them down. So, what's happening to the millions of dollars customers want back?
  • Take advantage of reinstated tax breaks

    Take advantage of reinstated tax breaks

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-08-07 10:53:05 GMT
    It's March and the fiscal cliff fallout continues.  If you haven't done your taxes yet, or even if you have, there are some retroactive rules you will want to know about.
    It's March and the fiscal cliff fallout continues.  If you haven't done your taxes yet, or even if you have, there are some retroactive rules you will want to know about.
  • Are you getting the mechanic runaround?

    Are you getting the mechanic runaround?

    Monday, August 5 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-08-05 10:54:01 GMT
    What happens if you dropped your car off at the shop and you can't get your mechanic to finish the job? Or your truck is ready, but not at the price you originally agreed to pay?  Is there anything you can do?
    What happens if you dropped your car off at the shop and you can't get your mechanic to finish the job? Or your truck is ready, but not at the price you originally agreed to pay?  Is there anything you can do?
  • How to reduce the junk mail in your mailbox

    How to reduce the junk mail in your mailbox

    Friday, August 2 2013 6:46 AM EDT2013-08-02 10:46:03 GMT
    Junk mail still comes in the mail, and it can be just as maddening as an inbox filled with unwanted solicitations.
    Junk mail still comes in the mail, and it can be just as maddening as an inbox filled with unwanted solicitations.
  • When moving, it pays to plan ahead

    When moving, it pays to plan ahead

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-07-31 10:39:01 GMT
    Moving season is just ahead of us, and that means rogue moving companies are getting ready to try to get your business.
    Moving season is just ahead of us, and that means rogue moving companies are getting ready to try to get your business.
  • Beware of vacation scams arriving in the mail

    Beware of vacation scams arriving in the mail

    Monday, July 29 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-07-29 10:43:03 GMT
    Spring is just nine days away, so it's the time for shady vacation offers to starting coming in the mail. So, how can avoid being taken by these cheap, maybe even free, vacation offers?
    Spring is just nine days away, so it's the time for shady vacation offers to starting coming in the mail. So, how can avoid being taken by these cheap, maybe even free, vacation offers?
  • Do your homework when it comes to home warranties

    Do your homework when it comes to home warranties

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-07-24 10:39:04 GMT
    Last summer was extremely hot, and it wasn't a good time to have an air conditioner break down. A young family found themselves in that predicament, and their home warranty turned out to be no guarantee at all.
    Last summer was extremely hot, and it wasn't a good time to have an air conditioner break down. A young family found themselves in that predicament, and their home warranty turned out to be no guarantee at all.
  • Ask Consumer Ed: Should you co-sign a loan?

    Ask Consumer Ed: Should you co-sign a loan?

    Monday, July 22 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-07-22 12:16:03 GMT
    You may have been tempted to help a friend or family member by cosigning a loan for them, but is it really a good idea?
    You may have been tempted to help a friend or family member by cosigning a loan for them, but is it really a good idea?
  • Tax time: Can you deduct medical expenses?

    Tax time: Can you deduct medical expenses?

    Friday, July 19 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-07-19 12:42:02 GMT
    If you haven't tackled those taxes yet, we've got some information you want to know. 
    If you haven't tackled those taxes yet, we've got some information you want to know.  It's a complicated maze trying to sort out what you can deduct and what you can't, but if you're wondering about deducting medical expenses, FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle can help.
  • Group finds fish mislabeled in restaurants, sushi bars

    Group finds fish mislabeled in restaurants, sushi bars

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 6:40 AM EDT2013-07-17 10:40:02 GMT
    If you're a fish and sushi lover, there is a good chance you might not be eating what you ordered. A recent investigation uncovered what it calls "widespread seafood fraud."
    If you're a fish and sushi lover, there is a good chance you might not be eating what you ordered. A recent investigation uncovered what it calls "widespread seafood fraud."
  • FTC shuts down company, alleges $25M in unauthorized charges

    FTC shuts down company, alleges $25M in unauthorized charges

    Monday, July 15 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-07-15 10:55:06 GMT
    The Federal Trade Commission has temporarily shut down a company it claims billed consumers to the tune of $25 million without their consent.
    The Federal Trade Commission has temporarily shut down a company it claims billed consumers to the tune of $25 million without their consent.
  • Why do we buy products made overseas?

    Why do we buy products made overseas?

    Friday, July 12 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-07-12 10:55:08 GMT
    Buying only products labeled 'Made in America' sounds good, but talking about it and doing it are two different things. Many labels and packages on U.S. shelves show foreign countries.
    Buying only products labeled 'Made in America' sounds good, but talking about it and doing it are two different things. Many labels and packages on U.S. shelves show foreign countries. What's harder to find is a 'Made in the USA' tag.
  • Avoid costly mistakes this tax season

    Avoid costly mistakes this tax season

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-07-10 10:39:00 GMT
    It's tax season and that means many of us are getting our paperwork together. Before you file, make sure you are not committing any tax blunders that can cost you money.
    It's tax season and that means many of us are getting our paperwork together. Before you file, make sure you are not committing any tax blunders that can cost you money.
  • Do you know today's drug slang?

    Do you know today's drug slang?

    Monday, July 8 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-07-08 10:51:00 GMT
    With each generation of young people comes new drug slang. But in this case, what you don't know can hurt your child. Not only are the names new to parents, but the drugs they represent are new too.
    With each generation of young people comes new drug slang. But in this case, what you don't know can hurt your child. Not only are the names new to parents, but the drugs they represent are new too.
  • Circuit breaker panels pose fire danger

    Circuit breaker panels pose fire danger

    Friday, July 5 2013 8:46 AM EDT2013-07-05 12:46:00 GMT
    Circuit breaker panels aren't very interesting, and they're usually hidden away from view.  But, they are a vital part of home safety.  
    Circuit breaker panels aren't very interesting, and they're usually hidden away from view.  But, they are a vital part of home safety.   So what happens when instead of preventing fires, they start them instead?  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle has a look in an investigation on circuit breaker panels that are in homes everywhere.
  • Last minute Valentine's Day gift ideas for under $35

    Last minute Valentine's Day gift ideas for under $35

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 6:40 AM EDT2013-07-03 10:40:06 GMT
    Valentine's Day less than 24 hours away and if you still haven't gotten your significant other that perfect gift, we have you covered! Good Day Atlanta has some last-minute gift ideas, all for under $35!
    Valentine's Day less than 24 hours away and if you still haven't gotten your significant other that perfect gift, we have you covered! Good Day Atlanta has some last-minute gift ideas, all for under $35!
  • Are BPA-free plastics really safe?

    Are BPA-free plastics really safe?

    Monday, July 1 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-07-01 10:38:00 GMT
    Many parents buy BPA-free plastic because they think it's safer for their children. A new scientific study says that might not be risk-free after all.
    Many parents buy BPA-free plastic because they think it's safer for their children. A new scientific study says that might not be risk-free after all.
  • What's in your eggs?

    What's in your eggs?

    Friday, June 28 2013 8:48 AM EDT2013-06-28 12:48:01 GMT
    Next time you're at the grocery store, take a long look at the egg section.  It's changed a lot in recent years.  Eggs are back in favor, and now stores stock up on every kind you can imagine. 
    Next time you're at the grocery store, take a long look at the egg section.  It's changed a lot in recent years.  Eggs are back in favor, and now stores stock up on every kind you can imagine.  What's so special about them?  FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dana Fowle asked the experts.
  • Local wig business gets bad reviews online

    Local wig business gets bad reviews online

    Friday, June 28 2013 7:20 AM EDT2013-06-28 11:20:28 GMT
    Wigs are a big, big business these days. Lots of web sites have popped up offering the latest styles, but there is a local company making an online splash for its bad reviews.
    Wigs are a big, big business these days. Lots of web sites have popped up offering the latest styles, but there is a local company making an online splash for its bad reviews.  In fact, the complaints have come from as far away as Dubai.
  • Call for Action: Mr. Johnson's minivan

    Call for Action: Mr. Johnson's minivan

    Wednesday, June 26 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-06-26 10:38:04 GMT
    Sidney Johnson owns a minivan free and clear, but getting to that point was a bumpy ride.
    Sidney Johnson owns a minivan free and clear, but getting to that point was a bumpy ride.
  • IRS offers Free File program

    IRS offers Free File program

    Monday, June 24 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-06-24 10:41:00 GMT
    Tax filing season is officially open for business, and this year there are a couple of things you should know: Your refund will take longer to get back to you, and you can file for free.
    Tax filing season is officially open for business, and this year there are a couple of things you should know: Your refund will take longer to get back to you, and you can file for free.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Why are Justin Bieber concert tickets hard to get?

    Why are Justin Bieber concert tickets hard to get?

    Friday, June 21 2013 6:37 AM EDT2013-06-21 10:37:04 GMT
    Today's hot young music stars sell out huge arenas in minutes. But if you wait a few more minutes, tickets will pop up on the Internet at incredibly inflated prices.
    Today's hot young music stars sell out huge arenas in minutes. But if you wait a few more minutes, tickets will pop up on the Internet at incredibly inflated prices. How can a 15,000 seat venue sell out so fast time and time again?
  • Know the rules on credit card late payment fees

    Know the rules on credit card late payment fees

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:37 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:37:04 GMT
    Some of us have missed a credit card payment. We get busy and sometimes you just forget, but the credit card company doesn't.
    Some of us have missed a credit card payment. We get busy and sometimes you just forget, but the credit card company doesn't.
  • FTC orders company to back off health claims on pomegranate juice

    FTC orders company to back off health claims on pomegranate juice

    Monday, June 17 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-06-17 11:13:04 GMT
    Pomegranate juice has been sold as a real 'cure-all' over the last couple of years. But in a decision made this month, the FTC has ordered at least one manufacturer to back off on its strong health claims.
    Pomegranate juice has been sold as a real 'cure-all' over the last couple of years. But in a decision made this month, the Federal Trade Commission has ordered at least one manufacturer to back off some pretty strong health claims.
  • Man continues fight with diamond dealer

    Man continues fight with diamond dealer

    Friday, June 14 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-06-14 10:43:15 GMT
    A local man disputed a credit card charge, and while he got his money refunded he also found himself handcuffed and arrested.
    A local man disputed a credit card charge, and while he got his money refunded he also found himself handcuffed and arrested.
  • BBB releases list of top 10 scams of 2012

    BBB releases list of top 10 scams of 2012

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 6:59 AM EDT2013-06-12 10:59:03 GMT
    The Better Business Bureau always takes a look back at the previous year, and compiles its top 10 scams list.
    The Better Business Bureau always takes a look back at the previous year, and compiles its top 10 scams list. According to the I-Team, the list are schemes that have been around as long as the BBB, 100 years. The only thing different is the technology.
  • Ask Consumer Ed: Background checks

    Ask Consumer Ed: Background checks

    Monday, June 10 2013 6:38 AM EDT2013-06-10 10:38:00 GMT
    What if you are turned down for a job because the information found on a background check didn't match up to what was on the job application? How do you make sure they do match up?
    What if you are turned down for a job because the information found on a background check didn't match up to what was on the job application? How do you make sure they do match up?
  • What do barcodes have to do with stolen concert tickets?

    What do barcodes have to do with stolen concert tickets?

    Friday, June 7 2013 6:44 AM EDT2013-06-07 10:44:05 GMT
    One of the most coveted gifts a young person can get is a concert ticket to see their favorite group or artist. They can be hard to get, and expensive.
    One of the most coveted gifts a young person can get is a concert ticket to see their favorite group or artist. They can be hard to get, and expensive.
  • Call for Action: The case of the confusing deductible

    Call for Action: The case of the confusing deductible

    Wednesday, June 5 2013 6:48 AM EDT2013-06-05 10:48:02 GMT
    Call for Action is starting out this new year by living up to its name: getting action. A woman who had lost her job was on the hook for $1,000 after a car accident.
    Call for Action is starting out this new year by living up to its name: getting action. A woman who had lost her job was on the hook for $1,000 after a car accident.
  • Picking a gym? What you need to know

    Picking a gym? What you need to know

    Monday, June 3 2013 7:26 AM EDT2013-06-03 11:26:04 GMT
    It's a New Year, and for many people, it's time to start working on that New Year's resolution to lose weight.
    It's a New Year, and for many people, it's time to start working on that New Year's resolution to lose weight.  If you're out to pick a gym, you need to make sure you don't start off 2013 by making a big mistake.
  • Marketing company 'Loclly' continues to receive complaints

    Marketing company 'Loclly' continues to receive complaints

    Friday, May 31 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-31 11:01:08 GMT
    Getting a great discount offer is not a deal if you can't get what you paid for, and that seems to be the case with a Buckhead marketing company called Loclly.
    Getting a great discount offer is not a deal if you can't get what you paid for, and that seems to be the case with a Buckhead marketing company called Loclly.
  • Stricter rules in place for some Target gift returns

    Stricter rules in place for some Target gift returns

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 7:05 AM EDT2013-05-29 11:05:01 GMT
    If you got a holiday gift from Target, and are looking to return it, their return policy has changed. It's stricter now when it comes to certain purchases.
    If you got a holiday gift from Target, and are looking to return it, their return policy has changed. It's stricter now when it comes to certain purchases.
  • 2013 to be an expensive year for consumers

    2013 to be an expensive year for consumers

    Monday, May 27 2013 5:46 AM EDT2013-05-27 09:46:01 GMT
    There are a number of items that are going up in price in 2013, and the culprit for some of the price increases is the weather.
    There are a number of items that are going up in price in 2013, and the culprit for some of the price increases is the weather.
  • How do you spot a vehicle damaged by a flood?

    How do you spot a vehicle damaged by a flood?

    Friday, May 24 2013 6:15 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:15:00 GMT
    Some of the greatest damage from Hurricane Sandy was to cars from the flooded streets and garages, and some of those automobiles are expected to trickle into the automobile market.
    Some of the greatest damage from Hurricane Sandy was to cars from the flooded streets and garages, and some of those automobiles are expected to trickle into the automobile market.
  • What can you do with an unwanted gift card?

    What can you do with an unwanted gift card?

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:39:00 GMT
    These days, getting a gift card as a present has happened to most of us. But, it still doesn't guarantee that it's a gift you'll love.
    These days, getting a gift card as a present has happened to most of us. But, it still doesn't guarantee that it's a gift you'll love.
  • Call for Action team helps teen get scholarship

    Call for Action team helps teen get scholarship

    Monday, May 20 2013 6:44 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:44:05 GMT
    Maria Boudet is a teen who had been living in foster care. She worked hard and earned a college scholarship. But the scholarship was revoked when Boudet's life-long wish was answered; she was adopted.
    Maria Boudet is a teen who had been living in foster care. She worked hard and earned a college scholarship. But the scholarship was revoked when Boudet's life-long wish was answered; she was adopted.
  • What should you do with your old iPhone?

    What should you do with your old iPhone?

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 5:09 AM EDT2013-05-15 09:09:17 GMT
    Some of you may have asked for the iPhone 5 to be under the Christmas tree and you got it. So, do you get rid of your old phone?
    Some of you may have asked for the iPhone 5 to be under the Christmas tree and you got it. So, do you get rid of your old phone?
  • Beware of secret shopper scams

    Beware of mystery shopper scams

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 6:45 AM EDT2013-05-08 10:45:06 GMT
    Any chance to make a little extra money before the holidays is welcome, but sometimes there is a fine line between making money and losing money.
    Any chance to make a little extra money before the holidays is welcome, but sometimes there is a fine line between making money and losing money.
  • Holiday debt: How to avoid it this year

    Holiday debt: How to avoid it this year

    Monday, May 6 2013 7:49 AM EDT2013-05-06 11:49:00 GMT
    It's easy to get caught up in the joy of giving, and by January, you may have quite a credit card hangover. 
    It's easy to get caught up in the joy of giving, and by January, you may have quite a credit card hangover.  But before you find yourself buried in debt, the FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle has some ideas on how you can rein it in this year.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Company's reputation hijacked by Flat Rate Movers, LLC

    Company's reputation hijacked by Flat Rate Movers, LLC

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 7:06 AM EDT2013-05-01 11:06:00 GMT
    A local moving company's good name has been hijacked by a rogue moving company. Atlanta Flat Rate Movers says the confusion is costing them not only money, but their reputation.
    A local moving company's good name has been hijacked by a rogue moving company. Atlanta Flat Rate Movers says the confusion is costing them not only money, but their reputation.
  • Many online retailers offering customer service options

    Many online retailers offering customer service options

    Monday, April 29 2013 6:47 AM EDT2013-04-29 10:47:04 GMT
    Many of us now do all of our shopping online. It's quick, and it's easy. However what you sacrifice is the face-to-face connection with the seller.
    Many of us now do all of our shopping online. It's quick, and it's easy. However what you sacrifice is the face-to-face connection with the seller.
  • Holiday shopping: How to spot a fake

    Holiday shopping: How to spot a fake

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 7:25 AM EDT2013-04-24 11:25:07 GMT
    Every year, there are hot items that your kids say they just have to have for Christmas.
    Every year, there are hot items that your kids say they just have to have for Christmas.  But moms and dads who are trying to save some cash and fit those must-haves into their budget might not be happy if what they end up with is a fake.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    New credit card technology not invincible

    New credit card technology not invincible

    Wednesday, April 17 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-04-17 10:43:03 GMT
    Many of us have a new technology in our wallets and we don't even know it.  But what you don't know can hurt you.
    Many of us have a new technology in our wallets and we don't even know it.  But what you don't know can hurt you. There is a chip in many new credit cards that makes it easier for you to pay without taking it out of your wallet.
  • Tips for safe Cyber Monday shopping

    Tips for safe Cyber Monday shopping

    Monday, April 15 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-04-15 10:39:03 GMT
    With Black Friday finished, it's time for Cyber Monday -- the biggest online shopping day of the year. Just as you get comfortable in front of the computer screen with credit card in hand, scammers are in position too.
    With Black Friday finished, it's time for Cyber Monday -- the biggest online shopping day of the year. Just as you get comfortable in front of the computer screen with credit card in hand, scammers are in position too.
  • Bump and clone: Do ID badges put college campuses at risk?

    Bump and clone: Do ID badges put college campuses at risk?

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 7:06 AM EDT2013-04-10 11:06:00 GMT
    Lots of people wear ID badges now, including students at some Georgia colleges.  On college campuses, kids use them to gain access to classrooms, and even pay for their meals.
    Lots of people wear ID badges now, including students at some Georgia colleges.  On college campuses, kids use them to gain access to classrooms, and even pay for their meals.   It's convenient, but the FOX 5 I-Team discovered the signal that's floating out there is easy for anybody to pick up.
  • Products put through paces at Underwriters Laboratories

    Products put through paces at Underwriters Laboratories

    Monday, April 8 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-04-08 10:41:03 GMT
    Product safety is something we may take for granted in the United States. The everyday things we have in the house are safer because one company puts them through rigorous tests.
    Product safety is something we may take for granted in the United States. The everyday things we have in the house are safer because one company puts them through rigorous tests.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Dispute with diamond dealer lands man in jail

    Dispute with diamond dealer lands man in jail

    Friday, April 5 2013 6:50 AM EDT2013-04-05 10:50:04 GMT
    A local man put in a whole lot of effort to get the right, custom-made diamond ring for his girlfriend, but in the end he is the one who ended up with a real surprise. Victor Blevons ended up being arrested.
    A local man put in a whole lot of effort to get the right, custom-made diamond ring for his girlfriend, but in the end he is the one who ended up with a real surprise. Victor Blevons ended up being arrested.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    McAfee offers up 12 scams of Christmas

    McAfee offers up 12 scams of Christmas

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 6:45 AM EDT2013-04-03 10:45:04 GMT
    Retailers are fighting for your holiday dollars, but so are scammers. The online security company McAfee is offering up the 12 scams of Christmas.
    Retailers are fighting for your holiday dollars, but so are scammers. The online security company McAfee is offering up the 12 scams of Christmas.
  • Can budgeting make you spend more? Study says yes

    Can budgeting make you spend more? Study says yes

    Monday, April 1 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-04-01 11:56:01 GMT
    Throw out what you think you know about budgeting.  A new study says budgets can backfire, and the FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle says you might spend too much money when you budget.
    Throw out what you think you know about budgeting.  A new study says budgets can backfire, and the FOX 5 I-Team's Dana Fowle says you might spend too much money when you budget.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Can online eyeglass retailers handle tough prescriptions?

    Can online eyeglass retailers handle tough prescriptions?

    Friday, March 29 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-03-29 10:51:01 GMT
    Buying eyeglasses online can save you hundreds of dollars over buying them at a traditional storefront. The online price is right, but is the prescription correct?
    Buying eyeglasses online can save you hundreds of dollars over buying them at a traditional storefront. The online price is right, but is the prescription correct?
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Should you buy eyeglasses online?

    Should you buy eyeglasses online?

    A pair of eyeglasses can run you several hundred dollars. To get that prescription filled every year or two is not always practical for families with tight budgets.
    A pair of eyeglasses can run you several hundred dollars. To get that prescription filled every year or two is not always practical for families with tight budgets.
  • Feds to propose change to Card Act

    Feds to propose change to Card Act

    Monday, March 25 2013 6:40 AM EDT2013-03-25 10:40:04 GMT
    There was an uproar when stay-at-home spouses realized they were starting to have trouble getting a credit card without the other spouse's permission.
    There was an uproar when stay-at-home spouses realized they were starting to have trouble getting a credit card without the other spouse's permission.
  • Study: Support system works best when trying to lose weight

    Study: Support system works best when trying to lose weight

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:42 AM EDT2013-03-22 10:42:07 GMT
    There are so many diet plan options out there that it's hard to know which ones work, and which ones don't.
    There are so many diet plan options out there that it's hard to know which ones work, and which ones don't. A new study, funded in part by the National Institutes for Health, looked at three different ways to diet. The winner – Weight Watchers -- surprised even them.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    When it comes to layaway plans, read the fine print

    When it comes to layaway plans, read the fine print

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 6:52 AM EDT2013-03-20 10:52:08 GMT
    Layaway plans for purchases have been back for a while, but this holiday season more and more retailers offer it. Like any good deal, you need to read the fine print to make sure you know what you're getting.
    Layaway plans for purchases have been back for a while, but this holiday season more and more retailers offer it. Like any good deal, you need to read the fine print to make sure you know what you're getting.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Can online mug shots affect your job search?

    Can online mug shots affect your job search?

    Monday, March 18 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-03-18 10:41:01 GMT
    Online mug shots are an exploding phenomenon.  If you get arrested, your mug shot can show up on a lot of these sites. You can pay to get your mug shot pulled, but erasing it from every web site is very difficult.
    Online mug shots are an exploding phenomenon.  If you get arrested, your mug shot can show up on a lot of these sites. You can pay to get your mug shot pulled, but erasing it from every web site is very difficult.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    State rep takes on mugshot websites

    State rep takes on mugshot websites

    Thursday, March 14 2013 6:39 AM EDT2013-03-14 10:39:02 GMT
    At first, it was crazy celebrities whose mugshots began showing up online. Now, everyday people pop up on some very popular mugshot sites. It can be embarrassing not for a minute, but indefinitely.
    At first, it was crazy celebrities whose mugshots began showing up online. Now, everyday people pop up on some very popular mugshot sites. It can be embarrassing not for a minute, but indefinitely.
  • Consumers get help with Call for Action

    Consumers get help with Call for Action

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 6:40 AM EDT2013-03-13 10:40:07 GMT
    FOX 5's Call for Action volunteers come in every week, and help solve viewer problems. They do it for free and for the love helping out others.
    FOX 5's Call for Action volunteers come in every week, and help solve viewer problems. They do it for free and for the love helping out others.
  • FOX 5 I-Team investigates

    Are 7-year car loans worth it?

    Are 7-year car loans worth it?

    Monday, March 11 2013 6:42 AM EDT2013-03-11 10:42:01 GMT
    More and more car buyers are doing something that was frowned upon not that many years ago. They're taking out car loans lasting seven years. Is it worth it?
    More and more car buyers are doing something that was frowned upon not that many years ago. They're taking out car loans lasting seven years. Is it worth it?
  • Early shopping for holidays may not provide best deals

    Early shopping for holidays may not provide best deals

    Friday, March 8 2013 6:55 AM EST2013-03-08 11:55:09 GMT
    It's October and that means if you are the one who does the holiday shopping, time is ticking. It's good to get an early start but not everything this early is a deal.
    It's October and that means if you are the one who does the holiday shopping, time is ticking. It's good to get an early start but not everything this early is a deal.
  • Discount company Loclly bombarded with complaints

    Discount company Loclly bombarded with complaints

    Wednesday, March 6 2013 6:41 AM EST2013-03-06 11:41:08 GMT
    It's pretty normal now to open your email to see a great discount offer on services like haircuts or photography classes.
    It's pretty normal now to open your email to see a great discount offer on services like haircuts or photography classes.
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