<![CDATA[NBC New York - ]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/feature/better-get-baquero http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usFri, 21 Jul 2017 04:59:31 -0400Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:59:31 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Offers of Help for Women After Bridal Shop's Sudden Closure]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:06:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Better_Get_Baquero_NJ_Bridal_Shop_Closing_Update.jpg

Alfred Angelo suddenly closed up shop, leaving brides-to-be stranded. Several people are offering to help. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[401K Deductions]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:15:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Better_Get_Baquero_401K_Deductions.jpg

When a woman evaluated her 401K, she found a company outside her retirement company charging her fees. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[How to Keep Safe During Summer Barbecue Season]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:15:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/How_to_Keep_Safe_During_Summer_Barbecue_Season.jpg

Ten people die and more than $100 million worth of property damage are blamed every year on fires involving home grills, according to the National Fire Protection Association. An expert from the New York City Fire Department has tips on how to keep safe during the summer barbecue season. Lynda Baquero has more.

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<![CDATA[Barbecue Fire Safety]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:15:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000017085412_1200x675_1002809411989.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero and Lt. Anthony Mancuso of the FDNY review safety tips to keep you and your family safe.

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<![CDATA[Discount Coupon Not Accepted]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:39:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Discount_Coupon_Not_Accepted_1200x675_1001969731937.jpg

A discount coupon ended up spending one man more on dinner than if he never got it at all. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Useful Apps to Plan Your Summer Day Trip]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:23:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Useful_Apps_to_Plan_Your_Summer_Day_Trip.jpg

Looking to plan a summer day trip? Here are some free apps to get you on your way. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Lifeline Program Offers Phone Discounts for Elderly]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:32:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Lifeline_Program_Offers_Phone_Discounts_for_Elderly.jpg

When senior citizens are homebound, their lifeline could be a program called Lifeline, which offers discounted pricing for telephone service. But one senior and her family had trouble proving her eligibility for the program, and that's when they decided to Better Get Baquero. Lynda Baquero has more.

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<![CDATA[Trouble Signing Up for Emergency Phone Line]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:33:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000017025776_1200x675_996211779998.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn woman sign up for emergency landline service.

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<![CDATA[Medical Test Not Covered by Insurance]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:12:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Medical_Test_Not_Covered_by_Insurance.jpg

Certain routine medical exams are often fully covered under insurance plans, and that was supposed to be the case for a Brooklyn man. So when he got a $700 bill, he knew he'd Better Get Baquero. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Health Insurance Denies Coverage for Preventative Screening]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:13:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000017006022_1200x675_994399811611.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn man with a $700 bill he thought should be covered under his plan.

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<![CDATA[Can You Recover Misplaced Military Medals?]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:07:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Can_You_Recover_Misplaced_Military_Medals_.jpg

After her late father misplaced medals he received while fighting in World War II -- including a Purple Heart -- a Rockland County woman worked to get replacements. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Recovering Military Honors and Medals]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:08:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016991271_1200x675_992987203915.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Stony Point family recover their patriarch's lost military medals.

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<![CDATA[Home Warranty Denies Claim]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:19:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016991192_1200x675_992980035889.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New York man when his warranty company refuses to cover his water well.

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<![CDATA[Apps to Beat the Heat]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 22:22:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Apps_to_Beat_the_Heat.jpg

The OSHA heat safety tool app is a must for anyone spending time outside in the heat this summer. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Better Get Baquero: Mini Gyms Come to Hotel Rooms]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:02:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Better_Get_Baquero_Mini_Gyms_Come_to_Hotel_Rooms.jpg

A mini-gym apparatus is being offered within hotel rooms at the Hilton- for a price. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Apps to Help You Sleep Better]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:35:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Apps_to_Help_You_Sleep_Better.jpg

Millions of people in the U.S. have trouble sleeping. There are apps for that. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Easy Investing for New Grads]]> Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:09:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Easy_Investing_for_New_Grads.jpg

Apps make investing easier for new graduates. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[How Long Do Medications Last?]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 19:45:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/How_Long_Do_Medications_Last_.jpg

We often check the expiration dates on food, but how about medications? Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Woman Seeks Help for Powerless Reclining Chair]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:33:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Woman_Seeks_Help_for_Powerless_Reclining_Chair.jpg

When a New Jersey woman bought a warranty for a particular piece of furniture, she thought she would have no problem when she needed it fixed. The good news was she was told the repair would be covered -- but there some bad news, too. Lynda Baquero has more.

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<![CDATA[Trouble with Power Reclining Chair]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:32:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016840483_1200x675_979729987684.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey woman with a problem with the motor on her reclining chair.

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<![CDATA[Flaming Oven Prompts Consumer Dilemma]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:42:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Flaming_Oven_Prompts_Consumer_Dilemma.jpg

A couple wasn't sure who was responsible when a new oven started shooting flames. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Uber for Dogs]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:31:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Uber_for_Dogs.jpg

Need to find someone who can take your dog for a walk while you're away this summer? There's an app for that. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Yard Sale Apps on Offer]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:25:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Yard_Sale_Apps_on_Offer.jpg

Lynda Baquero takes a look at some of the yard sale apps on offer ahead of the summer yard sale season.

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<![CDATA[Travel Voucher Woes]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:28:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Better_Get_Baquero_Travel_Voucher_Woes.jpg

A Queens woman tried to use travel vouchers from Spirit, but it couldn't be redeemed. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Women Are Delaying Health Appointments]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:16:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Women_Delaying_Health_Appointments.jpg

Heart disease is the nation's number one killer of women, but a lot of women delay going to the doctor because of their weight. Erika Edwards reports.

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<![CDATA[Better Get Baquero: Travel Insurance]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:47:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Better_Get_Baquero_Travel_Insurance.jpg

A New Jersey man didn't buy travel insurance and is out thousands of dollars. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Shopping For Student Loan Rates]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:11:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016720760_1200x675_972224067643.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero has information on a website where you can shop around for the best student loan rates.

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<![CDATA[Missing Investment Account Money]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:12:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016706032_1200x675_971357251628.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island woman whose bank account money was escheated.

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<![CDATA[Best Apps for Camping Trips]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:59:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Best_Apps_for_Camping_Trips.jpg

School's out soon, and for some families, that means camping season is around the corner. Better Get Baquero for some apps to help plan your trip.

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<![CDATA[Solar Panel Payoff]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:53:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/202*120/baquero+solar+panel.JPG

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero finds out how much money a Long Island homeowner is saving with solar power.

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<![CDATA[Insurance for Emergency Transport]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:44:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Better_Get_Baquero_Insurance_for_Emergency_Transport.jpg

After submitting a claim to United Healthcare, one man faces a mounting bill for using air ambulance. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Double Account for Satellite Radio]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:20:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016613036_1200x675_965707331593.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Brooklyn pastor clear his credit card of an extra satellite radio account's charges.

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<![CDATA[5 Ways to Save Money]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:37:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Better_Get_Baquero_5_Ways_to_Save_Money.jpg

Cost-effective methods for your gadgets. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Three-Year-Old Roof Needs Repair]]> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:41:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016573017_1200x675_963255363584.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island man get his roof fixed.

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<![CDATA[Trial Period for Mortgage Modification]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:20:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mortgage_Modification.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey man secure his mortgage modification after completing a trial period.

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<![CDATA[Early Evening Forecast for Wednesday, June 7]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:43:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016556877_1200x675_962453059514.jpg

Janice Huff's forecast for June 7.

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<![CDATA[Waiting for Refund for Mailed-in Phones]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:56:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016539917_1200x675_961496131550.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a New Jersey man get his promised refund for two cell phones he mailed to his new provider.

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<![CDATA[When Online Stores Change Owners]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:45:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016522623_1200x675_960608835849.jpg Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero explains what your rights are when an online store changes owners and you have a store credit.]]> <![CDATA[2nd Time Around Stores Closing]]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 21:10:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/2nd_Time_Around_Stores_Closing.jpg

The consignment chain is closing its stores, and one customer is still waiting for her money, Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[NYC Woman's Check Cashed by Someone Else]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:41:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NYC_Womans_Check_Cashed_by_Someone_Else.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Manhattan woman who mailed a check to the phone company but then found it was cashed by someone else.

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<![CDATA[Car Lease Payoff Agreement]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 20:52:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Car_Lease_Payoff_Agreement.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Westchester woman after her car dealership agreed to pay off the remainder of her payments, then went out of business.

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<![CDATA[Cancelled Star Trek Cruise Insurance Refund]]> Tue, 30 May 2017 21:13:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Cancelled_Star_Trek_Cruise_Insurance_Refund.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Queens woman get a refund for a friend's travel insurance after she learned she was unable to travel.

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<![CDATA[New App Identifies Bird Songs]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 18:36:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/New_App_Identifies_Bird_Songs.jpg

A new iPhone app lets users record and identify the songs of nearby birds. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Inactive Cobra Coverage]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 20:52:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Inactive_Cobra_Coverage.jpg

Consumer reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island woman whose Cobra coverage didn't kick in, despite her making her monthly payments on time.

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<![CDATA[Guarantees to See a Show]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 21:48:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Guarantees_to_See_a_Show.jpg

A Nassau County couple bought insurance when they made plans to see a show on Broadway, but a parking issue got in the way and they missed the show. The insurer said they could cover it. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Home Equity Loan Payoff]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 20:26:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Home_Equity_Loan_Payoff.jpg

Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island couple prove they paid off a home equity loan so they can close on the sale of their home.

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<![CDATA[NJ Woman Locked out of Facebook Account for No Reason]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 21:54:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NJ_Woman_Locked_out_of_Facebook_Account_for_No_Reason.jpg

Lin Pernille-Kristensen, a small business owner from New Jersey, was locked out of her Facebook account for nearly a week, and she had no idea why. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Family Has Slow Rebuild After Sandy Damage]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 18:25:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Family_Has_Slow_Rebuild_After_Sandy_Damage.jpg

A New York family was tired of broken promises after they were pledged public funds to help rebuild after superstorm Sandy. Lynda Baquero reports.

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<![CDATA[Chargeback Threatens to Undo Final Sale of Wedding Dress]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 19:12:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000016288519_1200x675_946414659831.jpg

Consumer Reporter Lynda Baquero helps a Long Island bride who sold her wedding dress but then found herself dealing with a potential chargeback.

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