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20 Groceries Driving Up Your Food Bill Most

cart While gas prices have been falling, certain groceries have ballooned in price. Here are the 20 supermarket items that have outpaced inflation, driving up your grocery bill.

Most Retirement Planning Calculators Flawed

hammock A team of researchers from Texas Tech University tested 36 free and cheap online retirement planning tools from some of the biggest names in finance, and found only 11 of them were reasonably accurate in evaluating whether you would have enough money to retire. Unfortunately, the profs won't disclose which are the good ones. Boo! Full academic study is here.

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Grapefruit and These Medications Don't Mix

pills It is fairly well known that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact negatively with statins, which are used to lower cholesterol. But, in fact, there are more than 50 drugs with similar negative consequences, and it is not just grapefruit that can be the culprit.


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Mouse Print* -- What a 14-Day Return Policy Means on eBay Sometimes

mouse print It may give you a good sense of security to see that a particular item at an eBay auction comes with a 14 day money back return policy. The trouble is how you define a two week money back policy is nowhere near how this seller does. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.


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Spent $10 at the Movies, Get $10 Card Back

If you register your Visa credit card for this offer at TrialPay (owned by Visa), and spend at least $10 at Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres, or Edwards Theatres on anything but gift cards, you will get a $10 egift certifcate to use at those theaters. Offer ends March 12 and not all Visa cards are eligible.

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Best Used Cars $25K and Under

Has Consumer Reports got a deal for you on used cars. The magazine says that even for under $10,000, you can get good performance and reliability in a used car if you check their list.


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