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Majority of Store Brands Equal or Better than Name Brands

Store Brands Consumer Reports taste tested nearly five dozen food items, comparing the famous name brands to store brands from big box stores like Target and Walmart (not supermarkets). Nearly three out of five store brands were judged equal or better tasting than their name brand counterparts. Walmart's ice cream was a kissing cousin of Breyers. Target's ketchup tasted like Heinz.

10 Best Cities for Cheapskates

house for sale Kiplinger's scoured the country to find cities with lower than average living costs, but higher than average income and wages. City #1 is Omaha ... if it is good enough for Warren Buffett...


10 Things We Spend Too Much Money On (and Cheaper Alternatives)

money From funerals to weddings, and from extended warranties to insurance, we often overpay. Here are tips on how to cut the costs of these often pricey purchases.

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Mouse Print* -- Inside the NY-AG’s Lawsuit Suing Donald Trump Over “Trump University”

mouse print Last week, the New York Attorney General sued Donald Trump over a host of allegedly illegal practices engaged in by Trump's real estate seminars. We show you the AG's actual eye-opening complaint and disclose alleged nasty practices you didn't hear on the news. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Free Case of Paper a/r

Until September 7, get a free case of 10 reams of paper at Staples (stores) with coupon and after Easy Rebate.

Sears Craftsman Belt Drive Garage Door Opener - $164.99 a/c

If you need a new garage door opener, now is the time to buy it at Sears (expiration of sale likely in a day or two). This unit is 3/4 horsepower (not 1/2) and belt-driven (rather than chain) for much quieter operation. With coupon code SAVE15, the net price is $164.99 (they say regular $299).

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Joint Supplements Not All as Labeled

If you take glucosamine chondroitin to relieve joint pain, you better check these results of Consumer Reports' tests. Products from CVS, Walmart, and even Whole Foods contained less chondroitin than the label claimed.

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