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Got a Stinky Front-Load Washer?

washer Do you have a front-loading washing machine that smells kind of moldy between uses? You are not alone. Many have complained about this for years. Now there is a class action settlement against Whirlpool, Kenmore, and Maytag brands for washers manufactured between 2001 and 2010. (Check list.) What do you get if your washer is on the list? Two tickets to a sold out Ticketmaster concert! Seriously, you get $50, or a 20% rebate/5% off a new washer, or up to $500 for repairs/replacement to the old washer if made within five years of purchase. Here is the FAQ.

Best and Worst Cities to Retire

hammock This week we have yet another list of the best places to retire. The criteria Bankrate used to rank the cities included: cost of living; crime rate (violent and property crimes); walkability; health care quality; state and local tax burden; personal well-being for seniors; weather (temperature and precipitation); and the vitality of the local cultural scene.


Fight Back Against Robocalls

Mad at phone Here are tips from the Wall Street Journal about how to fight against all those unwanted junk phone calls. There is hope on the horizon for technological solutions that will end the scourge.

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Mouse Print* -- The Windows 10 Upgrade You Can't "X-out" of

mouse print The deadline to upgrade for free to Windows 10 is only three weeks away, and Microsoft has been doing everything it could in the last several months to get users to agree to install it, including not taking no for answer. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Best 4th of July Sales

Here are WalletHub's picks for the best deals during 4th of July week in various categories.

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If You are Considering a Portable Air Conditioner...

Consumer Reports says if you are thinking about buying a portable air conditioner, think again. It says that none of the units tested was able to lower the temperature of their test room from 90 to 75 degrees in a reasonable period of time.

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