John Ewoldt

Reporter | Consumer news
Phone: 612-673-7633
John Ewoldt searches the Twin Cities and beyond for bargains and strategies to spare consumers time, money and hassles.

Recent content from John Ewoldt

Who must pay when trees fall down?

After last week’s storms, many homeowners are discovering their homeowners’ policies generally don’t cover costs of cleanup, damage.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 06:26 PM

Wells Fargo offers text messages as ATM receipts

Score another one for mobile banking.Not only can smartphone users deposit checks in their bank account by snapping a photo...

Updated: June 24, 2013, - 08:42 PM

Newest TVs have big screens – and big prices

It might be the ultimate upgrade: an 84-inch television with four times the clarity of a typical high-definition model. And it can be yours — for the price of a four-door sedan.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Medica coaxes members to eat healthier with paperless coupon program

Health insurers are using incentive programs to get members to improve diet.

Updated: June 14, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Best Buy adds new store-within-a-store: Windows

The Microsoft mini-store becomes the third electronics brand in Best Buy’s store-within-a-store lineup. Analysts see more coming.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 09:00 PM

New online tool helps novice landlords learn basics of renting

Training program teaches accidental landlords how to manage details of home rental.

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 08:11 PM

Accidental landlords boost demand for property managers

The housing bust that left millions under water on their mortgages has been a boon for rental property managers who can help owners avoid selling at a loss and even squeeze some cash out of a home.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 10:34 PM

Persuasion Arts & Sciences: Big ideas, small office

Two former Fallon ad consultants emphasize creativity, not advertising, in their firm.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 07:07 AM

Best Buy hopes $10 is tipping point for consumers on LED bulbs

The retailer is selling a less expensive 60-watt LED bulb, but some worry that cheaper bulbs will underwhelm consumers.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 09:05 PM

How to save a buck on gas prices

There’s no such thing as a sale on gasoline prices, but consumers can find other ways to save when those prices are at record highs.

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 10:14 PM

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