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Top 10 Consumer Complaints

complaints The Federal Trade Commission just announced the top complaint categories for 2014. The most frequent complaints were about ID theft, debt collection, and imposter scams. Here is the full report, with both national and individual state statistics. (pdf)

Best Time to Buy Air Tickets

airplane Every few months, another study comes out telling us when the best time to buy airline tickets supposedly is. The latest study, based on a review of 1.5 billion airfares, reveals the magic number -- 47 days in advance. However, the study is quick to say, your mileage may vary.


10 Dumb Money Moves

empty pockets They say that a fool and his money are soon parted (except if you regularly read Consumer World, of course). Here is some advice on how to avoid some common money mistakes.

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Mouse Print* -- McAfee’s Rebate with Built-in Costly Time Bomb

mouse print Free* is one of the most often misused words in marketing. In this case, the seemingly very generous offer of free software and a huge capacity thumb drive comes with a very big catch. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Free Stack of Pancakes on St. Patrick's Day

On Tuesday, March 17th from 7 AM to 7 PM, IHOP is offering a free stack of buttermilk pancakes to anyone wearing green!

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New-Fangled Wireless Blood Pressure and Glucose Monitors Downrated

Consumer Reports says that new wireless devices to test your blood pressure and other gadgets for blood sugar monitoring are not accurate enough to be recommended.

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