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Secret Scores: See the Data They Have On You

secret scores Does your past online behavior make you a candidate for automatic discounts and better customer service? Or, are you charged more and put at the end of queue when calling customer service? Those decisions are made by some companies based on data that has been amassed about you as a customer. Now you can see the data that some of them have captured about you. For examples of lower prices/better service for "special" people, check out this report.

30 Ways to Reduce Waste and Save Money

money Sometimes you can do good and save money at the same time. Here are some ideas that not only encourage you to stop wasting resources, but will save you some money in the process.



Skinny Health Insurance Could Leave You With a Fat Bill

insurance The Affordable Care Act has standardized health insurance policies requiring certain things to always be included and not to allow the exclusion of pre-existing condtions, for example. Now there is a new breed of policies that are being allowed, with just under one year of coverage, that don't offer the same protections. Here's what could happen if you wind up with one of these skimpy policies.

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Mouse Print* -- Celebrities Fight Back Against Fake Product Endorsements

mouse print They're mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. Just like some of their famous predecessors, two Hollywood stars last week filed a lawsuit against scammers who used their names, pictures, and made up comments to sell products they never heard of. We let you peek inside the lawsuit and hear directly from Ellen's lawyer about why she filed the case. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

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Bargain of the Week

2 Pairs of Eyeglasses -- $49

Once again, VisionWorks has its best sale: buy two pairs of single vision eyeglasses (frames and lenses) for only $49. Choose frames that are priced $69.95 or less. Clearance frames at that price offer the best deal. If you need progressive lenses, they are two pairs for $89. Sales ends November 17.

See also: Hot Deals

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5 Top Room Humidifiers

Consumer Reports says these five room humidifiers in different size categories are top choices. Note that the medium size one for about $42 at Amazon has only mediocre reviews, with one-fourth of reviewers only giving it one star.

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