Michael Finney answers your consumer questions

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Fed up? Curious? Furious?! If you need help, just ask Michael Finney, your own consumer expert from 7 On Your Side!

7 On Your Side's Consumer expert Michael Finney answers your questions, every weekday on ABC7 Mornings. Submit your video questions and tune in at 6 a.m.

Michael Finney and the 7 On Your Side team will be at Fremont Street Eats this Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come meet Michael and ask your consumer questions!

There are lots of ways to Ask Finney -- Share your video questions using #AskFinney, use the form on this page, or email us at askfinney@kgo-tv.com. We want to hear from you!

Michael Finney answered these questions:

Question 1:
Jamie P. emailed: I'm thinking of renting a room and the person who owns the house wants a credit report. How much information do I have to give them?
Jamie, that is standard practice. Landlords want to make sure they will get paid so they can ask for social security and such. It is legal. You don't have to give them the information, but if you refuse they don't have to rent to you.

Question 2:
Joyce J. emailed: I donated $5 to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Somehow it put me down as recurring donor. How do I stop the money from being taken out of my account?


Joyce, you can just log into your account on Clinton's donation page and manage your donations from there. If you need help, let me know!

Question 3:
Vic M. from Orinda emailed: How do I get rid of timeshare obligations?

There are more people trying to sell timeshares than there are people wanting to buy them. Go on E-bay and see what your timeshare is selling for and then list it there. A warning: there are a ton of good companies offering to get you out from under a timeshare. Be careful, some are good. Most are not.
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