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Top 3 Cash Back Credit Cards

credit card Money and NerdWallet recommend three cards with generous cash back rewards. Add to the list a straight two-percent cash back American Express card from Fidelity Investments. Note, the latter card does require the opening of a free Fidelity account into which the rebates are deposited.

Are Your Medical Searches Being Sold to Companies?

doctor An ABC News investigation, since pulled from their website, suggests that when you do searches on medical sites, that information is sold to third parties. Here is the deleted video. WebMD issued a press release denying they sell your personally identifiable information.


The Psychology Behind Pricing

sale prices There are a whole lot of studies and experiments that help marketers extract the most money they can from would-be buyers. Here are some of the pricing tricks of the trade.

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Mouse Print* -- When "Cotton" is Not 100% Cotton

mouse print Some people demand 100% cotton for their clothing, but could wind up with less than they bargained for when they see these cotton pickin' labels. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Bargain of the Week

Tresemme Shampoo -- 2 for ~$3, or Maybe 25 cents each!

Tresemme shampoo or conditioner, 28-32 ounce bottles are 2 for $8 at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and other stores (plus $3.89 at Target). But, there is a $5 off coupon when you purchase two in this past Sunday's RedPlum coupon insert. Find two of them. At Rite Aid, if you buy four for $16 (and use two coupons), you also get 500 Plenti points (which is $5 toward another purchase). So your net price for four is only $1.

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Consumer Reports Tackles Downsizing, Slack-Fill

Oh those product manufacturers. Some use big boxes to make you think you are getting more than you really are (slack-fill). And some use the same size boxes as always, but decrease the actual contents (downsizing). Either way, you better watch out.

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