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Major Appliance Brands Ranked

refrigerator If you read consumer reviews of major appliances these days, there are tons of horror stories for almost every brand. JD Power questioned thousands of purchasers of washers, refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers and microwaves, and has come out with a satisfaction ranking of the major brands in each category.

10 Best Places to Retire on Social Security Alone

hammock Can you stretch monthly social security checks to cover your basic living expenses? Not in most places, but according to US News, it may be possible in these 10 cities.


How He Cut His Cable/Cell Bills from $244 to $97 a Month

cable Are you paying a $150 to $250 a month for cable? Many people are realizing they can cut their costs substantially by switching to cheaper services. One reporter tried it and cuts his bills by 60%. Here's how he did it.

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Mouse Print* -- What's Really in That Pet Food?

mouse print Pet owners may be surprised to learn that you can't always rely on the ingredients statement to know what is really in your dog or cat food. Some ingredients may be missing, and some may be added without notice. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Red Bull Settlement Could Net You $10

Red Bull has just settled a misleading advertising class action lawsuit whereby purchasers of the product since 2002 can get their choice of up to $10 cash back or $15 in Red Bull products. Here's the claim form.

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A Buyer's Guide to Car Insurance

Consumer Reports questioned over 60,000 consumers about their car insurance company. The three highest rated companies are... (full results by subscription only). But, a car insurance buying guide is here.

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