Feature Articles 2016
Back to school shopping can creep up on you and your family quickly, so it pays to be prepared.
Know your consumer rights and how to keep safe this festive season. Online shopping can be easy when you do your last-minute shopping, however, this can be a hassle too if you do not shop with precautionary measures.
You may have experienced buying expensive jewelries such as earring, necklace, and bracelets and later find out that it is not to what you had paid for.
A Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTPI) is a form of insurance that protects any person that you might injure while you are driving a vehicle, including pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users. CTPI provides against losses incurred as a result of traffic accidents and any other liabilities that could be incurred in an accident.
Advertisements of products online, especially on social media, often lure people. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are increasingly being used by retailers as a way to easily reach out to their customers.
Every consumer should know the meat they eat when dining out in chain of restaurants in the country or when traveling abroad.
A healthy diet begins with lots of fruits and vegetables but they may also contain shocking amounts of harmful pesticides. Some farmers opt to spray synthetic pesticides on crops to kill weeds and insects. This leaves the pesticide residues on the fruits and vegetables sprayed by the farmers. The toxic residues then linger on fruit and vegetable skins all the way to your kitchen.
Fake make-up are not the genuine brands of make-up. They are counterfeit cosmetics, designed to look like top-name brands to trick thousands of shoppers into buying what seems like a great bargain. For example brands such Mac, Revlon, Sephora, Lancôme are high-end original make-up which are developed over years of research and expertise. Everything from the texture, colour, smell and the even the packaging is developed after a thorough research. Any brand that you pick up from the rack in the store will have a distinguish feature that would set it apart from the same product from a different brand on the other rack.
Life is unpredictable. Anything can happen to you, your loved ones, your property and other belongings. This is why one needs to have some form of insurance to cope with the unexpected risks. Individuals, households and businesses buy insurance cover to protect themselves from unforeseen circumstances and risks.
Like any other business, public safety is vital in the fashion and beauty industry. Last week, we looked at the counterfeit make-up products being sold by some traders in our marketplace and the far reaching consequences of using them on our skin. On one hand, it enhances your beauty and on the other, it poses health risks.
We all want to look beautiful and presentable. Cosmetics can be a quick an easy way to temporarily solve beauty problems of an individual. For that most people don’t mind spending money on cosmetics which has made cosmetic and make-up business a multi-billion dollar industry. However, not all consumers know that fake or counterfeit make-up are being sold in the marketplace? What is damaging is the fact that consumers use it without knowing the risks it poses as these counterfeit products are loaded with toxic and harmful chemicals.
Road safety is a global concern. For Fiji, where road death toll is alarming, there is more reason for the nation to work together to curb the deaths on our roads. A total of 25 lives have been lost so far this year compared to 32 in the same period last year. These deaths have left the families devastated.
With more consumers becoming tech-savvy and the growing interest in online shopping and banking, it is important to be aware of the pitfalls and little traps existing in the cyberspace with fraudsters ready to prey on them.
Everyone wants to own a house. Those who can afford a home loan can obtain a package from their bank, in a move to make their dreams come true.
An encounter with a bailiff is not always pleasant. For some consumers, bailiffs can be a nightmare, especially, when they turn aggressive and their presence becomes threatening.
Owning a car is becoming easy with more second-hand dealers setting up showrooms and with financial institutions opening up their doors making credit accessibility easier. Many consumers are making the most of it by investing into a used vehicle. All looks so good until getting a first breakdown few days or weeks after the purchase.
How many of you have experienced a situation, where you have to wait for years to get the transfer of property shares done under mortgage or simply getting documents discharged from the financial institution.
The whole world came crashing down for Ramesh, a salesman when one fine afternoon, his landlord asked him to vacate the two-bedroom flat he had been renting for a while.
Getting hit with an unexpected medical bill is sometimes more unpleasant than falling ill. Have you ever come across a situation where after receiving a medical treatment from your doctor, you were simply out-of-pocket?