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NEGATIVE REVIEW SUPPRESSION ON AMAZON

WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEGATIVE REVIEWS ON AMAZON There are 3 cautions all consumers need to know about negative reviews on Amazon: 1. Some negative reviews are posted by the competition posing as a customer/buyer. This is often … Continue reading

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Calling 911 – No Longer Free with MagicJack and other wireless companies

As of August of 2013 MagicJack will charge their users for 911 calls. The reason for this is that 911 centers across the country are choosing to charge a fee to companies like MagicJack to connect their customers to 911. … Continue reading

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We Need to Know – Who Makes The Products We Buy?

WE NEED TO KNOW Who Makes The Products We Buy? Many people don’t realize there’s a relatively small group of companies that manufacture and distribute the great majority of food and common household products most of us buy and use … Continue reading

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WARNING – Power4Home System – Scam!

John Russell’s Power4Home System – Scam! This review also gives suggestions for how to find information about solar and wind power without getting ripped off, some for free. This information is important to any home owner or small business owner … Continue reading

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AARP – Can They Help You Save Money?

AARP stands for the “American Association of Retired Persons”. But don’t let the “retired” part throw you. When you join AARP you become a member of a huge organization that advocates for people age 50 and older, retired or not, … Continue reading

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LET COUPONS.COM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!!

LET COUPONS.COM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!! Coupons.com has changed their website format and there’s so much wrong with it. To begin, they no longer have numbered pages, but instead you must upload all pages at once to get to the … Continue reading

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Review of the documentary film “FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD”

Review of the documentary film  FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD Why is an article about a movie about juicing on a website about saving money? Because being unhealthy and/or being overweight costs you a lot of money. As you’ll see … Continue reading

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Ode To Barter & Trading

This is our first article dedicated to barter and trade. This article was first posted in August 2010 on our sister website (barterandtrading.org) which our volunteers hosted but has been reposted here since the old website has merged with PracticalWaysToSaveMoney.com. The … Continue reading

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Tears for Sears AND JC Penney – Everyone Suffers

Tears for Sears AND JC Penney – Consumers, Employees, and Stockholders All Suffer On January 26th we posted an article about the new JC Penney marketing and price structuring campaign and we predicted it would cause problems for consumers and employees alike. … Continue reading

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ABOUT YOUR FICO SCORE (credit score)

ABOUT YOUR FICO SCORE (credit score) Your FICO® Score (pronounced FY-koh), also known as your “credit score” is a system used for scoring your credit, loan, and payment history. The reason it’s called your “FICO” score is because the system … Continue reading

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When you can’t get a refund you deserve: About Charge-backs & Payment Disputes

WHEN YOU CAN’T GET A REFUND or WHEN YOU CAN’T GET AUTO-SHIPMENTS TO STOP All too often we consumers are faced with paying good money for shoddy workmanship, poor quality merchandise, and sellers who won’t do the right thing. It seems customer … Continue reading

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Avoiding and Dealing With E-Mail Work & Job Scams

Danger! Job Scams! Red Flags for E-mail Scams Many credible businesses now use online sites such as Facebook and Craigslist to recruit new employees.  Conducting your job search on the Internet is convenient and popular in today’s job market. However, … Continue reading

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Websites That Can Help You Find A Job

Websites That Can Help You Find A Job You can’t save money if you’re not making money so we include information about jobs and employment when ever we can. Over the years the volunteers here at PracticalWaysToSaveMoney.com have had their … Continue reading

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Doomsday Preppers Show May Drive Cost of Emergency Supplies Sky High

PLEASE DO NOT DISMISS THIS. DO NOT TAKE THIS ISSUE LIGHTLY. Although many of the “preppers” featured in the new NatGeo series “Doomsday Preppers” will undoubtedly seem crazy or over-the-top to some people, the fact is there WILL be another … Continue reading

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We Were Right. JC Penney’s New “Lower Price” Policy 2 Good 2B True!

Last week we told you about reports we watched on television and heard on radio news saying J.C. Penney had announced they will stop all regular retail pricing & sales and move to an “everyday low prices” selling strategy similar … Continue reading

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JC Penney to Permanently Reduce ALL Prices by 40%-50%. Really?

J.C. Penney has announced they will stop all regular retail pricing with sales and move to a “everyday low prices” selling strategy similar to Target and Wal-Mart. They say that means ALL of their prices on ALL items they sell … Continue reading

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Box Tops and Labels for Education

BOX TOPS & LABELS FOR EDUCATION We often accumulate Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education from our volunteer admins, neighbors, friends, and family who donate them to us because their children a no longer in school or they … Continue reading

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Credit Card Skimming: How to Protect Yourself, Your Money, and Your Identity

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!!!! Credit card “skimming” is on the rise. Some law enforcement agencies are even referring to it as an epidemic. But you can protect yourself. This article explains what skimming is, how it’s done, and gives some good tips, … Continue reading

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Who Needs A Flu Shot? Who Is At Risk This Year? You Might Be Surprised!

Who Needs A Flu Shot? Who Is At Risk This Year? Read These Important Facts. You Might Be Surprised! Every year the CDC and other health organizations re-access flu viruses and protocol as to who needs to get vaccinated. The reason for … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON SECURITY BREACH FOR MICHAELS CUSTOMERS

UPDATE ON SECURITY BREACH FOR MICHAELS CUSTOMERS We would like to make it clear that although this security breach is serious, we do not feel it warrants not shopping at Michaels. Why? Because, unfortunately, these days even banks can be hacked … Continue reading

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