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Vehicle History is Like Carfax, But Free

car wreck Before you buy a used car, experts always suggest getting a Carfax report so you know if the car has been previously declared a total wreck by an insurance company, declared a "lemon," or if there are other title problems. Now which competes with Carfax is offering similar reports for free. NOTE: Some readers have reported some errors or outdated information in the reports they have received, so be cautious in relying on all the information.

A Comedian Takes on a Scammer

scamalot In a series of funny videos, comedian James Veitch re-enacts emails he's received from scammers, and how he's tried to lead them on. The first video is about a gold transaction.


20 Tips to Get the Best Price on a New Car

new car Buying a new or used car usually involves a lot of time, stress and money. Although most people have to face this task at least a few times in their lives, there are secrets to buying a car that can make the process a whole lot faster, easier and cheaper. Here are some money-saving tips from the experts.

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Mouse Print* -- Red Robin's Birthday Burger Blunder

mouse print Loyalty programs offer customers great rewards on occasion, and Red Robin's is no exception seemingly. But one of our readers says he almost got bamboozled on their free burger birthday bonus. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Bargain of the Week

Dell Desktop Computer -$449.99

Some of us still like desktop computers, so if you are in the market for one, here is a Dell at Staples. It has an i5 processor, 1-tb hard drive, dedicated 2-gb graphics card, 8-gigs of memory, etc. It is $50 less than the last sale price at Staples, now $449.99. Warning: warranty is mail-in, not in-home. Good thru July 23.

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Beware Surprise Medical Bills

According to a new survey by Consumer Reports, almost one in three Americans was hit with a surprise medical bill in the past two years. To help fight these bills, they have a launched a new website with numbers to call in your state to complain.

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