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10 Financial Tips NOT to Follow

Bad Advice There is a lot of financial advice online that is just plain wrong. And if you listen to your friend's "hot tip", you may well get burned. Here are 10 financial tips you should NOT follow.

Fish Oil Supplements Don't Confer Claimed Benefits

pills A review of 20 studies on the effect of taking fish oil supplements concludes that they did not appear to lower the chance of having a heart attack or stroke or lower the risk of death. Next thing you know, they will say that eggs are good for you and don't have much cholesterol. Oops. That study came out last week too.

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What? Your Surgeon May Not be a Doctor

If you are having surgery, one reasonably assumes that you will be operated on by a doctor. Wrong, says this Smart Money story. Physician assistants, who have not even gone to medical school, apparently are allowed to help perform endoscopies and heart surgery, for example.

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Mouse Print* -- Here We Downsize Again, Part 3 (2012)

mouse print ABC World News ran its story on downsizing last week, with products supplied by Consumer World. We'll show you the story if you missed it, and reveal details of additional items that are shrinking in size. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Medical Costs Force Many to Cut Back

Two surveys by Consumer Reports reveal that 45% of adults under 65 skipped prescriptions, and 63% put off going to a doctor to save money.


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