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How to Block Numbers on Your Smartphone for Free

cell Getting telemarketing calls at home is annoying enough, but when they come on your cellphone, your minutes get used up too. Carriers let you block a few numbers, but for more robust solutions, here are some apps to help you block unwanted calls and text messages.

How to Find Higher Bank Interest Rates

piggy bank Mortgage rates are jumping up, so that means banks may soon be paying higher interest rates on savings accounts and CDs. The site online to compare interest rates from online banks or local ones in your area is You can search by type of account, location, and even CD term length.


Best/Worst Things to Buy in July

shopping It seems like "Christmas in July" sales are becoming "Black Friday in July" sales. Target's sale will be July 12-13. Here are tips on good bets for July 4th sales. Starting in mid-month, back to school sales will begin on notebooks, etc. And for the rest of month, check out DealNews' best/worst buys list.

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Mouse Print* -- Getting a Bum Steer on Bonded Leather

mouse print That supposedly savvy consumer who puts together those fine literary works, Consumer World and Mouse Print*, got a bum steer buying a new leather office chair because he didn't do his homework first . Learn from his mistake. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Most Ink Wasted Using Inkjet Printers Only Intermittently

After getting complaints from consumers that their inkjet printers were running out of ink quicker, Consumer Reports figured out that many models used up more of their ink in their maintenance/cleaning cycles than when printing because of intermittent use.

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