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For Your Health: Good Tests, Bad Tests

test tube The Choosing Wisely campaign aims to provide patients and doctors with a list of medical tests and procedures that are effective and ineffective. Some tests are beneficial and some could even be harmful. Look at the list of conditions on the left to get the best advice on how to proceed if that condition affects you.

10 Things the Soft Drink Industry Won't Tell You

soda America's favorite beverages really aren't good for you in many cases. The Wall Street Journal goes through a list of the primarily unhealthy attributes of soda and other soft drinks.


Big 401(k) Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

piggy bank Many people are relying on their 401(k) retirement accounts to cover living expenses in the future. Financial advisors say, however, that many people are making major, costly mistakes. Here are some of the problems they discovered.

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Mouse Print* -- Is Getting a $7 Discount Worth Giving Up Your Privacy?

mouse print Visa and Sears are running a joint promotion offering $7 if you register your Visa card with the Sears rewards program. However, they require your cell number... and that should be a red flag for anyone considering signing up. We tell you why. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Buy One, Get One Free Movie Tickets on Fridays

If you have a Visa Siganture credit card, the great summer Fandango buy one, get one free offer has started up again for 2013. This allows you to buy one movie ticket on their site on a Friday (only) for that day (only) and get one free (up to $19.50). There is no service charge on the free ticket. You may only use this offer once per 30 days per card, until August 2.

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Price Does Not Always Equate to Quality

Consumer Reports' sister publication, ShopSmart, says that these six products are lousy performers despite their high price.

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