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Jul 29 2016

25 Hobbies That You Can Turn Into Moneymakers

What are you doing for fun that you could also do for money? Here are some ideas to get you thinking.

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Jul 28 2016

Could your auto insurance policy be a fake?

Imagine getting into an accident, only to learn you were sold a phony auto insurance policy. It could cost you thousands of dollars in fees, fines and medical bills. Be sure you don’t fall for a scam, and learn how to confirm your auto insurance policy is the real thing.

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Jul 28 2016

Why the New Nutrition Facts Label Took Three Years to Create

The design of the new food nutrition label wasn’t without controversy. Here is the inside story of why the process took three years.

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Jul 28 2016

Beware Vehicle Warranty Expiration Notices

If you get a warning in the mail that your vehicle warranty is about to expire… beware. This is a pitch for an extended warranty, that you probably don’t want. Here’s the story.

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Jul 27 2016

Google Relaunches Restaurant Review Site Zagat

Who knew that Google bought Zagat in 2011. You probably will now that the site is being relaunched, with a new restaurant rating scale. Here’s the story.

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Jul 27 2016

Is T-Mobile Doing Hard Credit Checks?

A consumer in California is suing T-Mobile after the company did a hard credit check on him after being told only a soft credit check would be performed. Here’s the story.

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Jul 26 2016

Beware These 5 Travel Scams

You may think you’re a seasoned traveler and immune from typical travel scams. Maybe so… but just in case, read this warning about five scams going around now.

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Jul 25 2016

Billion $ Florida Nursing Home Fraud Uncovered

Three people including one person who ran 30 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida were charged with Medicare fraud last week. This is the largest ever criminal health fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Justice Department. Here is the story.

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Jul 22 2016

12 Dumb Things We Pay For, but Don’t Need To

We pay for so many things that we can actually get for free or cheap. Here are some, and how to stop making these dumb purchases.

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Jul 22 2016

Sites with Pirated Movies/TV Shows Loaded with Malware

You may not realize that the TV show or movie you want to watch online at other than the copyright owner’s own site has a one in three chance of exposing you to malware. Here’s the story.

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Jul 21 2016

Watch out for Instagram’s “Ugly List,” and those sex tapes, too

Scammers use social media to get a hold of your contacts and sometimes, to capture your private information. Don’t let a notification that you’ve been added to the “Ugly List” or that your sex tape is online trick you into clicking where you shouldn’t. 

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Jul 21 2016

Scam Email Pretends to be from State AG

The chutzpah. Scammers are sending out emails in some states like Mississippi claiming to be from the Attorney General’s office. The email says a complaint has been filed against the recipient and that they are to click the provided link. Don’t fall for it! Here’s the story.

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Jul 21 2016

How Credit Scores Vary City to City

Consumers in Los Angeles tend to have the best credit scores in the country, while those in Baltimore clearly don’t know how to manage money as well. See the list of best/worst cities for money management.

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Jul 20 2016

Avoiding Accidental Amazon 1-Click Purchases

From John Matarese, WCPO-TV:

This poor consumer accidentally clicked the one click button on Amazon and wound up with unwanted merchandise. Here’s how to prevent that from happening to you.

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Jul 20 2016

P&G Experiments with Auto-Delivery of Tide

Think of it like a book of the month club for laundry detergent. Procter & Gamble is experimenting with a system of delivering Tide detergent automatically to subscribers of its “Wash Club.” Here’s the story.Here’s the story

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