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12 Debt Myths That Can Trip You Up

money When you get married, do you assume responsibility for the debts of your partner? Most people think they do, but in most cases, you have no legal responsibility for their prior debts. Here are eleven more debt myths to purge from your consciousness.

Beware These 6 Deceptive Billing Tactics

credit cards Since only one in 10 of us checks our credit card statements fully every month, most people are sitting ducks for being charged for things we did not order. Here are some of the most common types of deceptive billing practices to be aware of.


Banks with the Highest Interest Rates

piggybank Have you checked the interest rate that you are getting on your savings, checking, or CD? Most people are getting a tiny fraction of one-percent. Disgusting! Here is a great site that scouts out the banks with the highest rates with many above 1.00%. Woohoo (sadly).

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Mouse Print* -- One Way Fare to Heaven Gets Costly for Delta Frequent Fliers

mouse print Delta Airlines is cheating death, so to speak, with a brand new policy that extinguishes your earned frequent flier miles upon your demise. We compare the old policy to the new one. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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    Free Calling to US, Canada

    Vonage now has a mobile app for iPhone and Android (works on some tablets too) that will let you call landlines and cellphones in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico for free (for a limited time). You can use up to 3,000 minutes a month. Can work via wi-fi and thus save you data charges. Sound quality seems very good, but calling some residential numbers may give you a strange "please hold on and a representative will assist you in just a moment" message.

    Large Eggs - 99 cents

    Through Saturday, Target has a dozen large eggs on sale for 99 cents. Presumably this offer is national and not regional.

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    Two $100 Toilets Could Save You Hundreds

    Consumer Reports says that a leaky old toilet could waste 10,000 gallons of water a year. They recommend several new models as "best buys" for only $100, and a top performer for $300.

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