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Week of May 6, 2019 (see last week)

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6 Airfare Myths That Could Cost You Money

airplane We have heard some of these travel tips so often, we take them as true. "The best day to book a flight is Tuesday." "You'll save money taking a connecting flight rather than going nonstop." "You need a Saturday night stay to save the most on airfares." News flash: these are all myths or only contain a grain of truth. Here's why, along with more air travel myths.

Angie's List Under Fire for Promoting Only Advertisers as Top Picks

Anglie's List Angie's List, the service that helps you find quality providers of home services, is coming under fire by the Consumer Federation of America. In a new report, [full report is here] the consumer advocacy organization says Angie's List only recommends advertisers as "top-rated pros." Despite this, consumers who shop for a contractor by reading reviews of A-rated companies on their site can gain valuable assistance in separating the good ones from the bad ones. The other big contractor referral service, Home Advisor, [video] came under scrutiny last week after several local NBC TV stations around the country reported poor screening of companies listed on their service.


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Compare Streaming Services' Channel Lineups

TV Everyone is pushing TV streaming services these days as an alternative to expensive cable TV packages. Most of them are no longer at giveaway prices, but worse, it is hard to find a service that offers all the channels you want. This website called Streamable shows you a side-by-side comparison of what channels each major company offers, and you can even customize the list with just the channels of interest to you.


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Mouse Print* -- Here We Downsize Again -- May 2019

mouse print Once again, we are seeing a wave of products being downsized, particularly paper products, after manufacturers announced price increases earlier this year. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.


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Bargain of the Week

Teacher Appreciation and Mother's Day Deals

Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 7 and Mother's Day is Sunday the 12th. Here are some special deals being offered to celebrate both events.

See also: Hot Deals

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12 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score

Consumer Reports says there are a dozen things you can do to raise your credit score... just don't expect overnight results.

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