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How to answer the credit card income-verify email

How to answer the credit card income-verify email

Gotten a notice from your credit card issuer asking you to verify income? It's real. But here's how you should to handle it.

Print Media Plagued by Subscription Scams

Time Warner is doing some ugly stuff in the magazine business through a secret subsidiary known as Synapse Group that is ripping people off, according to The New York Times. Heed this warning about magazine subscriptions First a little background here: I subscribe to Fortune, a Time Warner magazine, and ...

4 Ways To Opt Out of Junk Mail

I want to share a "free insurance policy" that will help you protect your credit. It involves opting out of those pre-approved credit offers. Best of all, it's free, simple, fast and efficient. You can eliminate more than 90 percent of those pesky offers you're being bombarded with if your ...

A way to avoid pre-approved credit card fraud

A way to avoid pre-approved credit card fraud

Here's a fast and easy way to opt out of pre-approved credit offers to lessen the chances of a criminal applying for credit in your name.

Cheap overnight delivery

If you're looking for cheap package delivery, there's a new competitor in the West that could save you big bucks versus FedEx and UPS. OnTrac.com has launched with a ground delivery model that The Arizona Republic says is just as reliable as the big guys. The price? You can expect ...

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Florida county deals with illegal road signs

A Florida county has turned to a form of rough justice to deal with illegal road signs clogging its intersections. The Miami Herald reports Miami-Dade county has decided to robocall those numbers on the innumerable road signs that advertise foreclosure relief, work-at-home opportunities, and more. The only way to stop ...

USPS plans to stop most Saturday delivery

I have long broached the topic of reducing mail delivery from six days a week to five days. My discussion has historically brought up a lot of emotions in listeners. As it stands now, the USPS has a plan in place to stop Saturday delivery of first-class mail as of ...

Junk mail being sent to you with the help of data miners

They don't call it junk mail for nothing. The amount of bulk mail you see in your mailbox will climb by a great deal if the United States Postal Service (USPS) has its way. Facing a massive debt, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe is actually making appeals to bulk mail ...

Presidential campaigns use data mining to influence your vote

You watched the debate on Tuesday, right? New information has emerged about how campaigns are using data mining to get you to the polls on Nov. 6. We all know that data mining is becoming more and more a part of our lives. Data miners use seemingly unrelated data to ...

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Rebates more hassle than they're worth?

My rule for rebates is that I'll buy something with a pain-in-the-rear-end rebate only if it's a decent deal before the rebate and the rebate is just like icing on the cake. But if it's only a deal when you factor in the rebate, that's no deal at all to ...

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