Michael Finney


Michael Finney has a problem: Bay Area consumers are being ripped off, and he doesn’t like it one bit. His goal is to warn Bay Area shoppers about faulty products and shady business practices. His solutions are his weekly Consumer Talk show on KGO 810 and his popular 7 on Your Side Segments on KGO-TV/ABC 7. With the aid of his staff, Michael investigates and resolves consumer complaints and answers consumer questions, no matter how small. Michael has returned millions of dollars to consumers.

Michael’s consumer reporting has received many prestigious awards in broadcast journalism, including honors from several Press Clubs, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Radio Television News Directors Association and the Associated Press. Community groups such as Consumer Action, The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and The National Association of Consumer Advocates have also honored his work. Michael grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from California State University at Chico. In 1991, he returned home to the Bay Area after working in newsrooms throughout the Western United States.

Bay Area listeners can catch him on Saturdays from 3-5pm, and experience an interactive talk program that provides listeners with answers to hot consumer questions, guidance, tips and warnings.

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More from Michael Finney

Michael Finney: February 15. 2020

Michael Finney: February 15. 2020

3:00pm Josh Slocom of the Funeral Consumers Alliance reveals California Funeral Homes That Hide Prices Charge More Than Those Who Disclose Matt Schulz of Compare Cards releases Credit Card Statistics Report from the Last Decade Chris Betz of Century Link shares How to Protect Against Cyber Attacks 4:00pm Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) discusses his Bill…

Michael Finney: February 8, 2020

Michael Finney: February 8, 2020

3:00pm Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo discusses his Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against Cask Payments Nelson Santiago of Consumer Action Confused helps listeners navigate their private employer and government health insurance plans. Attorney Chip Merlin asks, “Could Computer Errors Put Your Health And Life In Danger?” 4:00pm Mariana Falconier of Virginia Tech lists 10 tips to…

Michael Finney: February 1. 2020

Michael Finney: February 1. 2020

3:00pm Julie Blackly of iSeeCars lists Most Popular Car Colors in San Francisco Tanya Garcia, Senior Fellow for Center for Education and the Workplace at Georgetown University shares a study that found Colleges Award Similar Number of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees Combined as They Do Bachelor’s Degrees Erik Josowitz of Insurance.Quotescom warns Super Bowl hosts:…

Michael Finney: January 25, 2020

Michael Finney: January 25, 2020

3:00pm Carly Stern of Ozy.com discusses her article, ‘I Want to Be a Solar Panel Installer When I Grow Up’ & Other New Dream Jobs Alexander Meyer of 360Labs lists  Top 10 Things To Look For in a Co-Working Alex Qulici of YouMail delivers the 2019 Robocall Wrapup Report  4:00pm David Dayen of The American…

Michael Finney: January 18, 2020

Michael Finney: January 18, 2020

3:00pm Melody Warnick of Slate.com explains why  “I Killed My Teenager’s Fancy College Dreams. You Should, Too” Kali McFadden, Senior Research Analystwith  Lending Tree discussed Over 35% of Borrowers Got Personal Loans For Debt Consolidations in December and the latest auto debt statistics. 4:00pm Steve Brobeck of Consumer Federation of America reveals Real Estate Disclosures About Agent Representation Often…

Michael Finney: January 4, 2020

Michael Finney: January 4, 2020

3:00pm George Nocetti of Morgan Stanley reveals numbers that older workers and retirees need to know in 2020 Kyle Miller, Director of Brand and Communications for Bellhops shares The Ultimate Moving Checklist Pete Trabuco, Author “America’s Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks” invites readers to Most Anticipated Roller Coasters of 2020 4:00pm Alicia Rose Hudnett…

Michael Finney: December 28, 2019

Michael Finney: December 28, 2019

3:00pm Kate Ward Security of Nerd Home Security shares Steps When Away On Holiday Travel and How to Protect the Packages on Your Porch Jennifer Savary, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management discusses her research on The Uncertain Self: How Self-Concept Structure Affects Subscription Choice   Beverly Harzog of US…

Michael Finney: December 14, 2019

Michael Finney: December 14, 2019

3:00pm Scott Keys of Scott’s Cheap Flights lists 20 Places to Go on Cheap Flights in 2020 Andrea Woroch advises Do These 5 Things to Stay Out of Debt this Holiday Season  Jody Rohlena, Senior Editor of Reader’s Digest share show to Speed Up Your Holiday Travel Without Getting a Ticket  4:00pm George Noceti of…

Michael Finney: December 7, 2019

Michael Finney: December 7, 2019

Raphael Tulino from the IRS offers tips for  National Tax Security Awareness Week Tony Uphoff President & CEO of Thomas reveals the tech trends will impact us in 2020. David Fein of The Christmas Tree Project invites listeners to help

Michael Finney: November 16, 2019

Michael Finney: November 16, 2019

3:00pm Lena Felton of The Lily asks, “Can a Credit Card Be Sexist?” Matt Stoller, a Fellow with the Open Markets Institute is one of the Consumer who says the U.S. should block Google’s acquisition of Fitbit Sarah Newcomb, Director of Behavioral Science with  Morningstar warns Parents keep making ‘a huge mistake’ when sending kids to…

Michael Finney: November 2, 2019

Michael Finney: November 2, 2019

3:00pm Mike Taylor of J.D. Power shares a study that find Increasing Competition Drives Rental Car Companies to Achieve Record High Satisfaction Charlotte Hilton of  Andersen Reader’s Digest lists 18 Things Nurses Secretly Wish You Would Stop Doing Stephen Brobeck of the Consumer Federation reveals Real Estate Commission Levels Are Purposely Hidden, Raising Prices For…

Michael Finney: October 26, 2019

Michael Finney: October 26, 2019

3:00pm Assemblymember Mark Levine D-Marin calls for Swift Investigation of Mysterious High Gas Price  Spencer Soper of Bloomberg reveals A Spot on Amazon’s Holiday Toy Guide Could Cost You $2 Million Craig Silverman of BuzzFeed News reports on How A Massive Facebook Scam Siphoned Millions Of Dollars From Unsuspecting Boomers 4:00pm Senator Bob Wieckowski  (D-Fremont)…

Michael Finney: October 19, 2019

Michael Finney: October 19, 2019

3:00pm Julie Blackley of I See Cars reveals Which Car Colors Provide the Most Discounts In San Francisco? Michael Bovee of Resolve.com discusses a New California law that blocks debt collectors from emptying your bank account 4:00pm Claudia Deeg of CalPIRG shares a New report that  reveals unsafe used cars for sale at country’s largest…

Michael Finney: October 12, 2019

Michael Finney: October 12, 2019

3:00pm Mark Toney of TURN: The Uitlity Reform Network discusses the PG&E Power Outages Edgar Dworsky of Consumer World reveals Amazon 4-Star Stores Charge Full List Price Sometimes and Scammers Clone Major News Sites to Mislead Buyers Emily Brandon, Senior Editor for Retirement for U.S News shares the 2020 Best Places to Retire Rankings 4:00pm…

Michael Finney: October 5, 2019

Michael Finney: October 5, 2019

3:00pm Rod Griffin, Director of Public Education for Experian explains why Generation Z’ers want more financial education – and innovative tools to help them learn Josh Slocum, Executive Director of Funeral Consumers Alliance reveals 1/4 of California Funeral Homes in Urban Areas Use Loophole in State Law to Hide Prices Matt Schulz, Chief Industry Analyst…

Michael Finney: September 28, 2019

Michael Finney: September 28, 2019

3:00pm Dr. Marty Makary, Author The Price We Pay shares New Research on California’s High Healthcare Costs Carlos Dias of Dias Wealth, LLC warns Retirees: Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Before a Market Correction George Nocetti of Morgan Stanley lists 6 Social Security Traps to Avoid 4:00pm Michael Bovee, Debt Expert at Resolve advises How…

Michael Finney: September 21, 2019

Michael Finney: September 21, 2019

3:00pm Author Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book The Conscious Closet Beverly Harzog of US News U.S. shares a survey that Finds Airline Rewards Cardholders Aren’t Taking Advantage of Rewards Christine Hines of the National Association of Consumer Advocates reports on a Win for consumers: House to ban forced arbitration 4:00pm Kate Ward of SecurityNerd.com lists…

Michael Finney: August 17, 2019

Michael Finney: August 17, 2019

3:00pm Kristina Gaddy of Ozy.com asks, Why Would Cancer Patients Stop Treatment? Money Laura Adams with Drivers Ed.com shares the 2019 ‘State of Self-Driving Cars’ report Rob Marvin, Associate Features Editor of PC Mag runs down the Best & Worst Tech for Students 4:00pm Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts says Americans are Leaving up to…

Michael Finney: August 3, 2019

Michael Finney: August 3, 2019

3:00pm Adam Scow of Consumer Watchdog shares an Insider Report that Finds 2020 Connected Cars Vulnerable To Fleet Wide Hack Matt Schulz Compare Cards reports 2 in 3 Millennials Have Credit Card Debt, More Than Double the Number Who Have Student Loans 4:00pm Jenni Corwin of JD Power discusses reveals the 2019 North America Hotel…

Michael Finney: July 27, 2019

Michael Finney: July 27, 2019

3:00pm Bob Hunter of the Consumer Federation of America reveals Low-income Americans Are Charged More For Increasing Auto Insurance Than Those Who Already Had Higher Coverage Matt Schulz, Chief Industry Analyst for Compare Cards discusses About 40 Million Americans Had A Credit Card Declined In The Past Year Gary Yung, Regional Executive at Bank of…

Michael Finney: July 20, 2019

Michael Finney: July 20, 2019

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News shares What’s a Roth 401(k)? The other employer-based retirement plan that lets your savings grow tax free Carlos Dias, Jr, of Excel Tax & Wealth Group and contributor to Kiplinger’s advises What to Know Before Purchasing an Annuity Income Rider Nick DiUlio of InsuranceQuotes.com exposes Common Insurance…

Michael Finney: June 29, 2019

Michael Finney: June 29, 2019

3:00pm Eric Hodge, VP of Solutions for CyberScout explains How The Cyber War Has Replaced the Cold War Alastair Paterson of Digital Shadows dives deep into the Dark Web and Digital Privacy Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist for Lending Tree breaks down how How the Fed rate Pause Impacts, Savers, Borrowers and Investors 4:00pm Kevin Brasler, executive…

Michael Finney: June 22, 2019

Michael Finney: June 22, 2019

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News explains how to protect your digital life from hackers and criminals when you travel this summer Eric Reed of The Street answers the question, What Is Outsourcing? Karla Bowsher of Money Talks News lists the 11 Top-Rated Car Insurance Companies of 2019 4:00pm Janna Herron of USA…

Michael Finney: June 15, 2019

Michael Finney: June 15, 2019

3:00pm Carlos Diaz, Jr, Wealth Advisor lists 7 Secrets Financial Advisers Won’t Tell You  Ruth Susswein of Consumer Action warns against The Scourge of Robocalls Anna Laitin, Financial Policy Director with Consumer Reports offers advice on how to Protect Yourself From Hidden Fees 4:00pm Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA 14 San Francisco) Passes Amendment to Provide…

Michael Finney: June 8, 2019

Michael Finney: June 8, 2019

3:00pm Julie Blackley of ISeeCars lists The Most Dangerous Cars in San Francisco and the US Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts asks if Banking Should Go Postal?  Jason Hargraves of InsuranceQuotes.com offers Summer Safety and Insurance Tips 4:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News warns Shopping Online? Watch Out for Counterfeit Everything and shares America’s…