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  • The Willis Report: Cash Challenge

    The Willis Report: Cash Challenge

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-04-02 14:55:53 GMT
    Can you go credit-card free? That's the question we're asking viewers this week as we launch The Willis Report Cash Challenge. In the wake of the credit card breaches at retailers across the country, many of our viewers have been asking questions about just how hard it is to convert to paper (cash) over plastic (credit cards).
    Can you go credit-card free? That's the question we're asking viewers this week as we launch The Willis Report Cash Challenge. In the wake of the credit card breaches at retailers across the country, many of our viewers have been asking questions about just how hard it is to convert to paper (cash) over plastic (credit cards).
  • Gerri Willis Report: Before you buy gluten-free products

    Gerri Willis Report: Before you buy gluten-free products

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:12:29 GMT
    You cant go anywhere these days without running into gluten-free products. Whether youre at the grocery store or in a restaurant, the gluten-free option is everywhere.
    You cant go anywhere these days without running into gluten-free products. Whether youre at the grocery store or in a restaurant, the gluten-free option is everywhere.
  • The Willis Report: Most overlooked tax deductions

    The Willis Report: Most overlooked tax deductions

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-03-12 12:03:06 GMT
    If ever there was a year to look for deductions to your tax bill, this is it. The reason? Millions of Americans will be paying more because of higher tax levels imposed by Obamacare and the ironically named American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
    If ever there was a year to look for deductions to your tax bill, this is it. The reason? Millions of Americans will be paying more because of higher tax levels imposed by Obamacare and the ironically named American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
  • The Willis Report: Charitable Contributions | Who's pocketing your donations?

    The Willis Report: Charitable Contributions | Who's pocketing your donations?

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:49 AM EST2014-03-05 13:49:10 GMT
    They're on your phone and in your mailbox -- pitches for charitable donations are everywhere these days. But are telemarketers the ones who are actually pocketing your money?
    They're on your phone and in your mailbox -- pitches for charitable donations are everywhere these days. But are telemarketers the ones who are actually pocketing your money?
  • Comcast, Time Warner deal to get close look from all sides

    Comcast, Time Warner deal to get close look from all sides

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 8:58 AM EST2014-02-19 13:58:12 GMT
    The proposed $45-billion marriage of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has caught the eye of regulators and Congress, but the real impacts will be felt in American living rooms.
    The proposed $45-billion marriage of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has caught the eye of regulators and Congress, but the real impacts will be felt in American living rooms.
  • The Willis Report: From child care to college, the high cost of having kids

    The Willis Report: From child care to college, the high cost of having kids

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 9:20 AM EST2014-02-12 14:20:04 GMT
    It never ceases to amaze me what my friends spend to raise their children. Between the child care, the private schools and clothing, it’s no wonder so many parents both work. The Department of Agriculture estimates the average cost of raising a child born in 2012 will be $241,080 or $301,970 if you adjust for expected inflation.
    It never ceases to amaze me what my friends spend to raise their children. Between the child care, the private schools and clothing, it’s no wonder so many parents both work. The Department of Agriculture estimates the average cost of raising a child born in 2012 will be $241,080 or $301,970 if you adjust for expected inflation.
  • The Gerri Willis Report: Utility costs across the U.S.

    The Gerri Willis Report: Utility costs across the U.S.

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 7:21 AM EST2014-01-29 12:21:55 GMT
    The arctic plunge felt all over the country is pressuring Americans’ wallets. Despite the revolution in energy production, high demand and supply constraints are sending energy prices soaring. Propane prices are double their previous highs in the Midwest as demand spikes. Meanwhile, natural gas prices are soaring as inadequate pipeline capacity struggles to fulfill demand in the Northeast. The Energy Information Agency reports that 90 percent of the 116 million Americans homes will f...
    The arctic plunge felt all over the country is pressuring Americans’ wallets. Despite the revolution in energy production, high demand and supply constraints are sending energy prices soaring. Propane prices are double their previous highs in the Midwest as demand spikes. Meanwhile, natural gas prices are soaring as inadequate pipeline capacity struggles to fulfill demand in the Northeast. The Energy Information Agency reports that 90 percent of the 116 million Americans homes will f...
  • Willis Report: Three tips for transitioning to a new career

    Three tips for transitioning to a new career

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 7:00 AM EST2014-01-15 12:00:19 GMT
    More and more folks these days are asking themselves whether they could transition to a new career. But the successful switcher will have to figure out exactly what it is that they are looking for.
    More and more folks these days are asking themselves whether they could transition to a new career. But the successful switcher will have to figure out exactly what it is that they are looking for.
  • Gerri Willis Report: What to do with all those gift cards you got

    What to do with all those gift cards you got

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 9:32 AM EST2014-01-08 14:32:36 GMT
    Chances are, you are entering the new year with one or two gift cards in your wallet. That's because, for the seventh year in a row, the most-requested gift was gift cards, according to the NRF.
    Chances are, you are entering the new year with one or two gift cards in your wallet. That's because, for the seventh year in a row, the most-requested gift was gift cards, according to the National Retail Federation.
  • Willis Report: Answers to common Obamacare questions

    Willis Report: Answers to common Obamacare questions

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-10-30 11:13:55 GMT
    Gerri Willis answers questions about the President’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. 
    Gerri Willis answers questions about the President’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. 
  • Willis Report: Is your food safe?

    Willis Report: Is your food safe?

    Is your food safe? That's a question I wish more people were asking. The truth is that the meat, dairy and vegetables you buy at the grocery store may carry bacteria or some other food contaminant.
    Is your food safe? That's a question I wish more people were asking. The truth is that the meat, dairy and vegetables you buy at the grocery store may carry bacteria or some other food contaminant.
  • Willis Report: What you should know about the Twitter IPO

    Willis Report: What you should know about the Twitter IPO

    A lot of people are asking me about the Twitter IPO.  Should I buy shares in the social media company when they are issued later this month, they ask. 
    A lot of people are asking me about the Twitter IPO.  Should I buy shares in the social media company when they are issued later this month, they ask.  And, the answer is simple: Not if you were planning on buying the first day it's issued.
  • Willis Report: Understanding Obamacare costs

    Willis Report: Understanding Obamacare costs

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-10-02 11:16:49 GMT
    The success of Obamacare and the health exchanges that opened this week hinges on one thing: Whether or not the 57 million young people under the age of 65 participate.
    The success of Obamacare and the health exchanges that opened this week hinges on one thing: Whether or not the 57 million young people under the age of 65 participate.
  • Willis Report: What Obamacare's 'individual mandate' means for you

    Willis Report: What Obamacare's 'individual mandate' means for you

    Opening of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges on October 1 marks the starting gun for the law's implementation, which is the biggest overhaul of the nation's health care system since Medicare in 1966.
    Opening of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges on October 1 marks the starting gun for the law's implementation, which is the biggest overhaul of the nation's health care system since Medicare in 1966.
  • Willis Report: Getting the right college financial aid package

    Willis Report: Getting the right college financial aid package

    College is getting more and more expensive every year. But if you start early and have time to examine all of your options, you can find the deal that works best for you.
    College is getting more and more expensive every year. But if you start early and have time to examine all of your options, you can find the deal that works best for you.
  • Willis Report: Users guide to education

    Willis Report: Users guide to education

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-09-11 16:10:09 GMT
    Over the years, parents have been told that a mere college degree will guarantee little Johnny a secure future and even a million-dollar pay premium over high school grads. But these days Johnny is lucky if his sheepskin buys him a job.
    Over the years, parents have been told that a mere college degree will guarantee little Johnny a secure future and even a million-dollar pay premium over high school grads. But these days Johnny is lucky if his sheepskin buys him a job.
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