Consumer Bob helps to save you money and time

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 at 05:56 PM PST

How to Make Your WiFi Work Better at Home

How to Make Your WiFi Work Better at Home

Does your home WiFi ever let you down? In some homes, there can be dead zones or the service gets slow. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has some ideas if you want to pick up the speed.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 06:41 PM PDT

Real Deal on Outlet Stores

Real Deal on Outlet Stores

We’re spending more than ever at outlet malls

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 06:50 PM PDT

Will Smartphones Replace Credit Cards?

Will Smartphones Replace Credit Cards?

The week, Apple Pay launched around the country. The program allows users to scan their smartphone instead of pulling out their wallet and credit card. Is this just a novelty, or will it revolutionize the...

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 08:15 PM PDT

How to Save on Halloween Candy

How to Save on Halloween Candy

Americans spend nearly $8 billion on Halloween every year. So how can you have a good time and still save? NBC 7's Consumer Bob explains on Oct. 17, 2014.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 06:58 PM PDT

Oceanside Man Targeted in Govt. Grant Scam

Oceanside Man Targeted in Govt. Grant Scam

People are getting calls offering government grants they don't have to pay back, but consumer advocates say it is a scam.

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 05:45 PM PDT

Protecting Yourself While Using Public WiFi

Protecting Yourself While Using Public WiFi

We all like to be connected, but when you’re using public WiFi, how secure are you? NBC 7’s Consumer Bob has tips on how to protect yourself while connecting to the web.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 06:45 PM PDT

What to Buy and What to Avoid at Target

What to Buy and What to Avoid at Target

Target has a reputation of being chic and cheap, but nothing everything at Target is a deal. NBC 7’s Consumer Bob shares what to pick up and what to avoid in the Target aisles.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 06:12 PM PDT

A Shave and a Haircut Getting a New Life

A Shave and a Haircut Getting a New Life

More barbershops are opening up as nostalgia and hairstyles drive men back to the barber.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 05:50 PM PDT

Deciphering Labels When It Comes to GMOs

Deciphering Labels When It Comes to GMOs

Chances are, you have products using GMOs – or Genetically Modified Organisms – in your pantry. NBC 7’s Consumer Bob explains why reading the label may not be enough.

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 09:58 PM PDT

Are Scammers Targeting Gas Pump Kiosks?

Are Scammers Targeting Gas Pump Kiosks?

While some gas stations let you swipe your card at the actual gas pump, others make you go to nearby self-serve kiosk. One San Diego man claims a scam artist used this setup to get free gas. NBC 7’s Consumer Bob

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Consumer Bob has been covering consumer news in San Diego for more than 21 years. Whether it's talking about great deals, how to save money or avoiding trendy scams, he brings you the latest on NBC 7 News at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Send him suggestions for stories or features via email.