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Don't Make These Financial Boo-Boo's

Bad Advice Most of us have made at least one dumb investment decision in our lifetime, and we learned from it. Here are two stories to help you avoid another financial blunder: The 7 Deadly (Financial) Sins and 5 Mutual Fund Mistakes People Make.

10 Things Travel Sites Won't Tell You

airline In the continuing series of dirty little secrets about various industries, MarketWatch tackles travel sites. Some of the secrets revealed include the fact that travel sites don't always have the lowest prices, don't always include standard hotel amenities, prices shown aren't always all-inclusive, and more.

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Political Robocalls: Legal or Illegal?

Mad at phone With the presidential election only a few weeks away, many of us keep getting political calls, whether they be a poll or pushing a particular candidate. Some of the calls are legal and some are not, even if you are on the do not call list. Here's why. And if you get a robocall for a political survey and the promise of a free cruise, watch out, it is a scam.

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Mouse Print* -- Become a Personal Shopper, Earn $1000 a Month?

mouse print MrConsumer received an offer last week to become a personal shopper at two popular chain stores, promising an easy $1000 a month in earnings. The fine print reveals the ridiculous amount of sales needed to earn that "easy" $1000. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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$5 of Free McDonald's Food

American Express is doing another "Sync" promotion offering $5 credit when you buy $5 or more of food at McDonald's by Oct 31. You need to register your card through Twitter by tweeting the offer.

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Beware Off-Brand HDTVs

Consumer Reports advises buyers to be careful as Black Friday approaches when buying an HDTV. Rockbottom prices on so-so brands may not be a good deal in the final analysis.


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