Protecting Your Rights As a Consumer

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash How can you be a more empowered consumer?  There are several ways that you can take and maintain control of your interaction with a service provider. Protecting Your Consumer Rights 1.  Always get the name of the...

A Little Levity…

… and why you should not kill your family member during the Quarantine. Photo by Denis Agati on Unsplash So, you are cooped up with your spouse and your kids and you are having homicidal fantasies as your nap is interrupted for the 5th time...

Protect Your Digital Assets

A bank or brokerage account will not take your assets if you pass.  However, your digital assets, such as photos or frequent flier miles, may disappear upon your death, if you do not take steps to protect them. What is worse, what if you have online accounts (such as...

Admitted or Held for Observation?

You are sick and go to the hospital.  You make it past the emergency room and are in a bed being treated by doctors and nurses.  You are receiving medical tests and hospital food. But have you been admitted or are you held and under observation?  The...

Tipping: How Much and to Whom?

According to a Consumer Reports survey of more than 1000 adults, more than 27% of respondents said there are more instances where tipping is or could be expected than two years ago.  However, the etiquette guidelines have not kept up with the new services that may...

Stand Your Ground or Retreat?

House Bill 228 went through many changes before it was signed into law late in 2018. The prior law stated that Ohioans had a duty to retreat if possible prior to using deadly force to defend themselves. The provision that was ultimately removed from the new law would...