Consumer Talk with 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: August 1, 2020

Michael Finney: August 1, 2020

3:00pm Melissa Korn discusses her book of UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal  George Noceti, Family Wealth Advisor with Morgan Stanley lists Ways the Coronavirus Recession could provide a silver lining Matt Schulz with  Lending Tree reports Credit Card Confidence Hits Another Two-Year-High Despite COVID-19 Pandemic 4:00pm Lori Wilson with…

Michael Finney: July 25, 2020

Michael Finney: July 25, 2020

3:00pm Richard Holober of the Consumer Federation of California discusses how Proposition 24 Weakens Privacy Protections. Matthew Schopfer, Head of Research for Infusive Asset Management shares What Consumer Trends to Look out for During a COVID-19 Summer. Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts Biggest  reports the Biggest Drop in 10 years for online savings account and…

Michael Finney: July 18, 2020

Michael Finney: July 18, 2020

3:00pm Aly Russo of Finance Buzz reports 49% of Americans Who’ve Been Subject to a COVID-19 Surcharge Disputed It  Harvey Rosenfield of Consumer Watchdog  and Rex Frazier, President Personal Insurance Federation of California debate Insurance Bill AB 2167 Stephen Brobeck, Senior Fellow of the Consumer Federation of America shares a New Study That Evaluates Online Real…

Michael Finney: July 11, 2020

Michael Finney: July 11, 2020

3:00pm Author Brian Dumaine discusses his book Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World’s Best Companies Are Learning from It  Matt Schulz of Compare Cards reveals Women 37% Less Likely Than Men to Learn About Money in Uncertain Times  Lori Wilson of the BBB warns Moving Scams Cause Financial and Emotional…

Michael Finney: June 27, 2020

Michael Finney: June 27, 2020

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum, contributing editor Consumer Checkbook offers advice for Getting Home Repairs During the COVID-19 Outbreak   Richard Holober of Consumer Federation of California opposes the COVID-19 Business Waiver of Liability from the Chamber of Commerce  Raphael Tulino of the explains IRS RELIEF FOR TAXPAYERS affected by COVID-19 who take distributions or loans from…

Michael Finney: June 20, 2020

Michael Finney: June 20, 2020

3:00pm Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses her book of All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data Ande Frazier, author of  Fin(anci)ally Free: 11 Conversations To Have With Yourself About Life, Money, and Worth offers tips if Money Worries Are Overwhelming You In These Times Of Crisis Liza Tucker with Consumer Watchdog…

Michael Finney: June 13, 2020

Michael Finney: June 13, 2020

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum, contributing editor Checkbook.org warns A New Religious Twist to the Old Gift Card Scam and confirms the Government  Really Is Mailing Out Visa Debit Cards Loaded with Stimulus Money Greg Mercer of Jungle Scout reports: 48% of consumers shopping more frequently on Amazon since the COVID-19 pandemic Trisha Calvo of…

Michael Finney: May 30, 2020

Michael Finney: May 30, 2020

3:00pm Andy Ellwood with Basket explains why Why Shoppers Are Switching Their Primary Grocery Store During COVID-19. Bob Hunter with the Consumer Federation of America says Allstate And USAA Show How Insurers Should Provide Ongoing Covid-19 Premium Relief  Dr. Ricky Fishman discusses his practice before and after the coronavirus and cnages to the Marina neighborhood…

Michael Finney: May 23, 2020

Michael Finney: May 23, 2020

3:00pm Ted Rossman of Bankrate shares the survey that found 20 million Americans have had groceries delivered but feel bad about it Matt Kent, Regulatory Policy Associate with the Center for Sensible Safeguares introduces ‘Pandemic Rollbacks’ that Tracks Trump’s Dangerous Deregulation During the Coronavirus Tara Parker-Pope New York Times answers the question“Have I Been Cleaning…

Michael Finney: May 16, 2020

Michael Finney: May 16, 2020

3:00pm David S. Hilzenrath Chief Investigative Reporter for the Project on Government Oversight says the Coronavirus Relief Act Gives Drug Makers New Sway Over FDA Attorney Peter J. Mougey with the firm Levin Papantonio advises Keeping Calm in the Coronavirus Market: Eight Guidelines to Help You Make Smart Decisions (at Every Age) Marjorie Clifton, Executive Director Center…

 

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