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Nov 17 2017

32 Retailers With Free Shipping — No Matter How Little You Spend

There are no strings attached to these companies‘ year-round free-shipping policies — including no minimum order requirement. 

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Nov 17 2017

15 Stores With the Best Return Policies

When in search of the best gifts, don’t forget to plan for those that might not work out. Here’s the story.

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Nov 17 2017

Beware Fake Amazon “Confirm Your Acct” Email

Don’t fall for it. Nothing is wrong with your Amazon account, so don’t click any links in an email that tells you otherwise. Here’s the story.

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Nov 17 2017

It Costs $1-mil Just to View Condos Here

How do you keep non-serious potential buyers away from open houses? In Hong Kong, this complex charges $1-million just to look at their condos. Here’s the story.

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Nov 15 2017

Consumers Losing a Champion at CFPB

Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced he is stepping down at the end of the month. Consumers Union offers its appraisal of his work.

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Nov 14 2017

4 Black Friday Tricks of the Trade

Black Friday is the biggest sale day of the year, but expect some retailers to play games with fine print and price comparisons. Here’s what some do.

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Nov 10 2017

7 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores sometimes take years to improve… but there are some things you can do now to get on the right path. Here’s how.

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Nov 9 2017

10 Tips to Get the Best Deals From Outlet Shopping

Here’s how to avoid low-quality goods, and get even bigger discounts than advertised.

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Nov 9 2017

6 Overlooked Ways to Save Money in November

This month provides us with some unique ways to save, especially on big-budget purchases that you’ve been planning all year. Here’s the story

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Nov 9 2017

Donated Cellphones Found Full of Users’ Info

If you donate your old cellphone, don’t forget to erase all your personal data (by doing a factory reset). Here’s what was found on donated phones that were not erased.

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Nov 7 2017

FDA Seeks to Relax Genetic Testing Regs

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to relax its regulation of genetic tests that people can order and take at home, without seeing a doctor, to figure out their risk for conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s to celiac disease, the agency announced today. Here’s the story.

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Nov 6 2017

Dispute over Verizon Cell Phone Offer Infuriates Customer

After nearly a year of billing disputes, a customer said Verizon decided not to honor a promotional plan that the consumer had in writing. But then Verizon changed its mind. Find out why.

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Nov 3 2017

9 Great Freebies You Can Grab in November

This month, be thankful for these great items — from food to entertainment — you can get free. Here’s the story.

 

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Nov 3 2017

7 Things You Need to Know About Medicare

Medicare health insurance provides financial relief for many seniors — but enrolling is complicated. Here’s what you need to know, as well as where to find help. 

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Nov 3 2017

How easy is it to open a fake cable account in your name? Pretty easy.

It doesn’t take much identification to open a cable account in someone’s name. See what one wronged consumer, who was pursued for a $1,400 Comcast debt that wasn’t his, is doing to protect others from the same fate. Here’s the story.

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