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10 Things Scam Artists Won't Tell You

scammer Scamsters love to pull the wool over consumers' eyes, but Market Watch reveals some of the tricks of their trade. For example, crooks love debit cards because that gives them access to your entire bank account. And you could wind eating any losses if you don't catch and report the unauthorized withdrawals promptly.

Best/Worst States for Retirement

hammock Taking into account the cost of living, health care, taxes, crime, sunshine, and more, Bankrate has ranked each state from best to worst to retire in. Topping the list is South Dakota, and dead last is New York.


Figuring Out the Cheapest Time to Fly

airplane You may have heard that the cheapest time to buy an airline ticket is on Tuesday, just after midnight. A new website called Hopper is in the business of analyzing fares and says in fact that booking on a Thursday will save you a little money (and not to book over a weekend). But, more important than the booking date are the days you leave and the days you return.

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Mouse Print* -- Blue Buffalo: "Never has Chicken/Poultry By-Product Meals" ?

mouse print Last week, Purina sued Blue Buffalo, a premium pet food manufacturer, for false advertising after Purina's tests revealed that some Blue Buffalo products contained chicken by-product meal contrary to their claims. We check the claims and question Purina's tests. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Room Essentials White Plastic Hangers - 10/$1

Cheaper than a dollar store, Target this week has packs of 10 Room Essentials white plastic hangers for only $1.

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Gum Stuck on Carpet? Use Bengay!

Yep, Consumer Reports' sister publication, ShopSmart, has come up with sometimes odd tips on how to get out tough stains like urine, gravy, blood, and ink from fabrics and carpet.

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