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Kiplinger's Fabulous Freebies 2015

free Every year, Kiplinger Personal Finance comes out with its list of 70 or so fabulous freebies. Although not all are really "fabulous," it is worth quickly scanning the slides for ones that might be of interest to you.

The Most Elaborate Fake School Scam Ever

students A New York Times investigative piece reveals one company has set up over 100 allegedly fake online schools [see list], granting ficitious degrees to both knowing and clueless high school and college students. See also our Mouse Print* story below that goes behind the scenes of some of the schools.


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Sunscreen Hall of Shame

sunscreen The Environmental Working Group just released its 2015 report on sunscreens which says that many of them are either dangerous or don't live up to their sun protection claims. Here, also, is their full report.



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Mouse Print* -- Elaborate Fake Schools Lure Students, Fool Employers

mouse print As noted in the second story above, a company in Pakistan has been spotlighted in the news for operating a string of allegedly fake schools. Our trusty mouse examines some of their websites to try to catch their slip-ups. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Bargain of the Week

Mulch - $2; 6-Pack Annuals -- 4 for $5

Stop by Lowe's if you need mulch. Two cubic foot bags are $2 through the 27th. At Home Depot, through May 31, six-pack annuals are $1.25 each. Some garden prices may differ regionally.

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Medical ID Theft

It is not just your credit card numbers of interest to crooks, but your health insurance ID is also now a target. Here are tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of medical ID theft.


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