Dear Consumer Ed: My parents own a time share. They rarely go there, and I have no interest in buying it from them. But the monthly maintenance fees are killing them. They want to get out, but they don’t know how. They got a letter from a company that says they will take the timeshare off their hands if they pay $2000 and sign over the deed. Do you think they should accept this offer?
Dear Consumer Ed: The gym I want to join is asking me to sign a two-year contract. I’ve heard bad things about gym contracts. Should I sign it?
Dear Consumer Ed: I bought a shirt last week and it doesn’t fit. I brought it back to the store with my receipt, but they will only give me a store credit. Since I have my receipt and it’s been less than 7 days since the purchase, aren’t they required to give me a refund?
Dear Consumer Ed: I paid a roofer to repair some damage to my roof. Now, several months later, I’m being contacted by one of his workers who is threatening to place a lien against my home because the roofer never paid him. Can he do this?
Dear Consumer Ed: My landlord is having financial problems, and I am worried that the house I am renting may go into foreclosure. As a tenant, what are my rights? Will I be forced to leave immediately?
Dear Consumer Ed: I have read several offers for vacation rentals on the Internet that appear to be too good to be true. What should I look out for?
Dear Consumer Ed: I’m curious. What happens to the Lemon Law cars that are repurchased or replaced?
Dear Consumer Ed: I have had repeated problems with my car since I bought it. Do I have recourse under Georgia’s Lemon Law?
Dear Consumer Ed: My unemployment insurance is about to run out. I keep seeing these on-line job offers where you can make a lot of money working from home. They ask you to pay a fee for training and certification. How can I make sure I am not wasting my time and money?