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6 Costly Mistakes You're Probably Making at the Drugstore

pills Did you know that drugstores "zone price" just the way supermarkets in some cities charge more (or less) than in others? So, a store in a neighboring town could be cheaper than yours, particularly on prescriptions. Here are five more tips to save money at the drugstore. And, here are some additional money-saving tips.

Phone Companies Block Efforts to Stop Robocalls

mad at phone A couple of years ago, won the FTC's contest to find a technological way to stop robocalls. The catch: most landline and cell companies have not implemented technology (simultaneous ring) to make the system work. Now Consumers Union is asking consumers to sign a petition to do so.


13 Ways to Find an Honest Mechanic

car wreck Most people don't know the ins and outs of car repairs, so we are at the mercy of the mechanic's diagnosis. Here are some tips to lessen the probability of getting a bum steer from your car repair guy.

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Mouse Print* -- Despite Crushing Publicity, TurboTax Sales Soar

mouse print This past winter, TurboTax had almost two months of horrible publicity first about a devilish trick to jack up prices, and then about crooks' use of their website to steal taxpayers' refunds. But instead of sales of their tax preparation services tanking, they soared. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Buy One, Get One Free Movie Tickets

If you have a Visa Signature credit card, you're in luck. Fandango's annual buy one, get one free ticket on Fridays (for use that Friday) offer just started last Friday. You can only buy one set of two tickets every 30 days, through August 21. The price of the second ticket plus Fandango convenience fee is waived up to $19.50. Chase Freedom Visa Signature cardholders can make the purchase starting Wednesday for that Friday -- two days ahead of everyone else.

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Three Home Alarm Systems Tested

Consumer Reports says you may be able to save the monthly fee to your alarm company with one of these three do-it-yourself home alarm systems.

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