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: September 12, 2020

Michael Finney: September 12, 2020

3:00pm Stephanie Asmykos, Reporter for Cashay explains  how parents can cut back-to-school costs for remote learning and top tips for shopping online marketplaces for back-to-school and remote work supplies  Alex Qulilici, CEO YouMail reports Robocalls Creep Upward Again After COVID-Related Drop Sam Kemmis of NerdWallet shares How Much Hotel Prices Have Changed Since Last Year…

Michael Finney: September 5, 2020

Michael Finney: September 5, 2020

3:00pm Kevin Brasler with  Consumer Checkbook discusses the expose We Got 12 Home Inspections and Were Astonished at How Poorly Many of the Inspectors Performed Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum advises on Dealing with Debt Collectors: Know the Rules, Your Rights, and How to Spot a Scammer John Lau of LFS Asset Management explains the impact of…

Michael Finney: August 29. 2020

Michael Finney: August 29. 2020

3:00pm Ken Tumin of  Deposit Accounts shares a study that found 90% of Americans Now Bank Virtually Raphael Tulino of the IRS explains Tax Relief Available for Victims of California Wildfires Lauren Hall of Consumer Action runs down the August Scam Gram 4:00pm Karla Bowsher of Money Talks News explains How Much Medicare Actually Costs Seniors …

Michael Finney: August 22, 2020

Michael Finney: August 22, 2020

3:00pm Producer Lara Starr shares the story of the Freecycle Freeloader Ande Frazier, Author ofFin(anci)ally Free: 11 Conversations To Have With Yourself About Life, Money, and Worth asks, “Are Your Parents To Blame For Your Financial Behavior As An Adult? Mike Scheschuk of Jungle Scout reveals 29% of U.S. consumers using their stimulus check to…

Michael Finney: August 8, 2020

Michael Finney: August 8, 2020

3:00pm Producer Lara Starr shares how she was Hooked by a Phone Phishing Scam Aron Solomon, attorneywith Lawlor, White & Murphey explaines the link between Consumer Privacy and Delivery Apps Toby Russell, Co-CEO Shift.com says COVID-19 is Transforming Stay At Home/Contactless Economy Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum with Consumer Checkbook shares a Financial Toolkit Financial Toolkit: How to…

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…

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