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11 Ways People Save that Can Backfire

sale Sometimes we are pennywise and pound-foolish. How far out of your way do you drive to save three cents on gas? Do you buy in bulk, just to find you can't use it all? Do you top up your Amazon order just to get free shipping? Here are 11 pennypinching tactics that might actually cost you money.

Guide to Recycling Old Electronics

cell Confess. How many old cellphones do you have in a drawer? And how many old computers and printers do you have that you don't use anymore? Here is a guide to some companies' programs to recycle all that old gear.

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10 Types of Insurance You Probably Don't Need

Money Talk News says there are a whole bunch of types of insurance that are being peddled that are a waste of money. While we don't agree with all the advice, here are some types of insurance you can probably do without. [via ConsumerReporters.net]


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Mouse Print* -- For Once, the Small Print Giveth

mouse print Rarely do consumers find good news in the disclaimers in ads or on coupons. Recently, however, there was an exception. Diligent shoppers who actually read the fine print were rewarded with additional savings. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Best Place to Buy Major Appliances

If you are shopping for major appliances, regional sellers like HHGregg and Abt Electronics, get higher marks than Lowes, Home Depot and Sears. Best Buy often beat the other big box national chains.


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