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Protect yourself from Charity Sound-Alikes

June 27, 2007 Alanna 0

According to a new study by University of Oregon economics professor William Harbaugh and psychology professor Ulrich Mayr, people donate to charities because it feels good. The study, which scanned the brains of volunteers as they donated money to a […]

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Don’t Be Fooled By IRS Emails

June 26, 2007 Sara 1

Over the last year or so, people have been receiving phony emails from the IRS saying they have unclaimed tax refunds waiting for them. For most people, filing taxes is a confusing and tedious process so the idea that you […]

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A New Twist on Identity Theft

June 25, 2007 Sara 0

We all know that identity theft occurs when someone steals your name, social security number, and date of birth date to open up credit cards and/or make purchases with your information. According to, now there’s a new twist to […]

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Buying a Used Car Series #4

June 22, 2007 Alanna 0

CLOSING THE DEAL Before signing a contract or purchasing a used car, you should do the following: ¢ Take your time to read and understand the entire written agreement. Ask questions. Don’t sign unless you are satisfied with the answers. […]

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Tips to Improve Your Gas Mileage

June 21, 2007 Sara 0

Gas prices are constantly changing especially now that it is the summer. Here are some tips to help you save some money at the pump. ¢Purchase a fuel-efficient car-If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, search for one […]

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Donor Bill of Rights

June 20, 2007 Alanna 0

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and […]

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Used Mattress for Sale

June 19, 2007 Sara 0

I was reading the local newspaper over the weekend and noticed an advertisement for a mattress sale. I first saw that there were some well known brands on sale, but then I saw that there was an inventory close out […]

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Helpful Ways to Cool Your AC Bill This Summer

June 18, 2007 Sara 0

Summer will officially begin on Thursday of this week but the summer heat came early this season. Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your checkbook cool this summer. 1. Have your duct system tested for leaks; up […]

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Exposing the Secrets of Mystery Shopper Scams

June 15, 2007 Sara 0

Most mystery shopping or secret shopping is a type of employment fraud that preys on the gullible or desperate whose burning desire is to secure lucrative work that blinds them from seeing the scam. Those attracted to this unknown scam […]

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Buying a Used Car Series #3

June 14, 2007 Alanna 0

ROAD TEST CHECKLIST When taking the vehicle for a test drive look for the following: ¢ At Start up”The car should start easily and without excessive noise. Once the car has warmed up, listen for engine noise as you drive; […]