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Get a Sneak Peek at Your Mail Before it's Delivered!

mailbox The U.S. Postal Service is beta testing a new free service that will let residential customers get an advance look at the letter mail that they will be receiving later in the day. The post office takes a picture of your mail, and by 9 am or so, will email you copies. The service is called "Informed Delivery" and is only available in 75 zip codes for now, but expands nationwide in a few weeks. Who said the postal service wasn't innovative?

How Scrapping Old Internet Privacy Rules Will Negatively Affect You

privacy Congress has passed and the President is expected to sign a bill wiping out recent Internet privacy protections put in place. This means, in part, that Internet providers no longer need your permission to collect, share or sell your data, including your browsing history. Here is more about how the new law will affect you and what you can do. Here is a second story.


Get Big Benefits from Hidden Perks

magnifying glass We all have various memberships and credit cards and probably aren't aware of all the benefits they offer. Here, from Consumers' Checkbook, are some of the best (and lesser known) perks offered by some credit card issuers, warehouse clubs, health insurance plans, car clubs, and even Amazon Prime.

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Mouse Print* -- Thanks for Nothing #5

mouse print To celebrate April Fools' Day a few days late, we look at some offers that will make you chuckle or just shack your head and ask "what were they thinking?" That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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Free Mini-Cinnabon

If you can't resist the smell of the those delicious cinnamon buns at the mall, until April 14th, with this coupon, you can get a free MiniBon roll at Cinnabon.

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Hiring a Home Contractor (and Avoiding a Nightmare)

With home improvement season about to begin, Consumer Reports offers these tips on hiring a contractor and how to avoid home improvement ripoffs.

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