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10 Cheapest Cars to Own

carA cheap car means more than the fact that you can buy it for a low price. Ongoing depreciation, taxes, insurance costs, gasoline costs, maintenance expenses all need to be factored in. And Kiplinger did just that to come up with their list of the 10 cheapest cars to own.

Not Funny: 3am Calls to Hotel Guests Cause Panic, Damage

It is the middle of the night, and your hotel room phone rings with an urgent call from the front desk. You're told there is a gas leak, and instructed to immediately break out the window and trigger the water sprinkler overhead. Half-dazed, you comply, only to find out later the call was a prank. Watch this shocking ABC video.

Spring Home Repairs that Can Save Money

house Doing some preventative checks and home repairs now could save you money in the long run. Here are seven steps to take.

Thanks for Good Customer Service

roses Here's a place to publicly thank customer-oriented companies for providing good service. MrConsumer had extraordinary service from Aldi, Vistaprint, Stop & Shop Pharmacy, and SurveyGizmo recently. See what they did, or better yet, add your own compliment about a different company that gave you great service. [No whining allowed.]

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Consumer Quickies

  • The 50 Best Performing Stocks So Far in 2012
  • 10 Things an iPad Salesperson Won't Tell You
  • Think Posting Problems on Facebook Gets Fast Company Response? Think Again!
  • NCL Finds Some "100% Lemon Juices" Watered Down
  • Don't Expect to Find a Spare Tire in Your New Car
  • Top 3 Problems with the New iPad
  • FTC Issues Final Report on Protecting Privacy
  • Pink Slime Manufacturer Shutters 3 of 4 Plants
  • 3AM Prank Calls to Hotel Guests Cause Big Damage [video]
  • Why You Can't Sue Your Wireless Carrier (detailed discussion about mandatory arbitration clauses)
  • Cell Users Only Loyal to Their Carrier for 48 Months
  • Frequent Chocolate Eaters Tend to be Thinner
  • Credit Card Rewards Get Sweeter for Big Spenders
  • House Bidding Wars: How to Get the Upper Hand
  • Apple to Offer Refunds to Australian iPad Purchasers After Claiming it ran at 4G Speeds
  • Good Advice Repeated: Don't Fall for Grandparents Scam
  • Cutting through the Bull of 4G Speed Claims
  • FTC Shutters Robocaller that Made 2.6 Billion Calls
  • Novel Swap Meat: Grocer Exchanges Pink Slime for Pure Beef
  • Hyper-Critical Customers Pose Dilemma for Sellers
  • After Brouhaha, Some Come Out in Support of Pink Slime
  • Report: Prepaid Cards Loaded with Fees, Few Protections pdf
  • JC Penney's No Sales Strategy May Well Backfire
  • Best Buy Closing 50 Stores; End of Big Boxes?
  • IRS Scammed Out of Billions in Fake Refund Requests
  • Study: Financial Advisors More Interested in Making Money for Themselves
  • Estimated $7-mil Cellphones Lost Daily

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  • Pink Slime-Laced Ground Beef Disappearing Fast
  • Survey: Metric Measurements on Food Nutrition Labels Mislead Many
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  • Sears Caught Cramming Service Contracts onto Appliance Orders
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Tablet Reviewed
  • Groceries Price Comparison Survey: Drugstores vs. Supermarkets
  • Flaw Lets Hackers Spoof Your Caller ID to Gain Access to Your Credit Card Account History at Major Banks
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet Reviewed
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    A shocking investigation by Consumer Reports reveals that contrary to what most people believe, devices like artificial joints, heart defibrillators, and surgical mesh are rarely tested for safety or effectiveness before being allowed to be implanted in your body.

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