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How to complain effectively and get compensated for it

I try to not to make it a habit, because let us face it, we all have had poor experiences with a Customer Service Representative, but sometimes you need to strike back by writing a complaint letter.  While it does take some time to pen a letter, it can be quite worth it. First, getting […]

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How to Take Advantage of Post-Black Friday Shopping

As I predicted, there was some violence yesterday during Black Friday. Fortunately, no one was killed, unlike last year, but still, an embarrassment for society.  If you wisely avoided the crowds and mayhem as suggested, you can still take advantage of other peak shopping days to land fantastic deals.  Read about those days here. Don’t forget […]

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How To Thrive and Survive “Black Friday”

With Thanksgiving looming, some may be thinking about their holiday shopping needs.  Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving has been a large one for retailers.  It is the day that many become “in the black” on their balance sheets.  Since Friday follows Thanksgiving, the name “Black Friday” was born. While history has shown that many deals […]

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How To Prevent Eating Spoiled Food

In addition to making the best effort you can in saving money at the grocery by using coupons, grocery loyalty cards, and other means I have discussed, it’s also important to think about what happens to the food once you buy it.  What can often be a puzzling enterprise is deciphering manufacturer’s expiration or use […]

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How To Avoid Identity Theft

A friend’s recent experience with identity theft is a good reminder for us all to be more careful with what we share both online and off. Something that I find quite alarming is the detail people share on sites like Facebook, such as full birth dates.  You can set FB so that it only shows your month and […]