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Highest/Lowest Rated Insurance Companies

Some 4500 policyholders were surveyed by Insure.com to see how well health, life, home and auto insurance companies satisfied their customers. Here are the rankings in each category: home, auto, life, and health.

BBB's Top Scams of 2011

scams Based on their investigations, the Better Business Bureau has come out with their list of the worst scams in nine categories. Don't get snookered!

Amazing Novel Uses for Toothpaste

toothpaste Most people know you can polish silverware with a little bit of toothpaste. But did you know about these 17 other novel uses?

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, and Stop & Shop Pharmacy recently. See what they did, or better yet, add your own compliment about a different company that gave you great service. [No whining allowed.]


Consumer Quickies

  • Postage Going Up on Sunday, Jan. 22
  • Mortgage Modification Scams Still Dupe Homeowners
  • This Pasta Lunch Entree Costs $275!
  • Worst Credit Cards of 2011
  • Top 10 Used Cars Under $8000
  • 4 Tricks to Ditch that Holiday Debt
  • Your Personality Plays a Roll in Packing on the Pounds
  • New Airline Cancellation, Advertising, Pricing Rules Coming
  • DOT Delays Airline Baggage Price Disclosure Rules
  • Norton Sued Over Alleged Scareware Trial Offers
  • Supreme Court Upholds Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Credit Card Agreements
  • A Consumer Problem Solver Offers His Best Advice
  • Target Testing Mini-Apple Stores
  • NAD Rules Against Coppertone's 100% Protection Claim
  • Best New Electronics Gadgets from CES Convention

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    phonePay only 2.5 cents a minute for long distance on ECG's state-to-state plan. The rate is good all day, with no minimum usage and no monthly fee like $4.95 or $5.95 -- it is just 99 cents as of Jan. 1, 2010, with a 59˘ reg. recovery fee, along with the usual taxes. You are billed online, and must pay automatically by debit/credit. They use real phone lines, and there are no special codes to dial. Six-second billing saves money, and a free 800 number lets the kids call home easily. U.S. based customer service. Instate and HI/AK rates vary. More information. ++



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    ShopSmart magazine has found a number of foods like kale chips and quinoa pasta, that are uncommon, but pack a great nutritional punch. See what else is on their nutrition shopping list.

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