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Donating to Charity This Holiday Season? Read These Tips First.

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During the holiday season, there are many charities asking for donations to help the less fortunate. While there are many legitimate charities that do good work, there are also some phony ones. Here are some tips to help you make sure that your donation benefits the people and organizations you intended.

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Want to Know the Real Cost of that College Education?

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Thanks to a new law, it may be easier for parents and students to calculate the real cost of college. As of October 29, 2011 all colleges and universities which receive federal aid, must have posted on their websites a net-price calculator. These calculators will help provide a rough estimate of the cost of college not an exact figure. While some calculators are relatively simple, others require lots of data to give a more precise estimate.

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Coming Soon - Free Text Alerts to Avoid Overage Charges

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The CTIA-The Wireless Association, Consumers Union, and the FCC announced on 10/17/11 new guidelines that will help consumers avoid "bill shock" from overage charges. Until your carrier implements the free alerts, following these tips can help you avoid "bill shock.".

   

Facebook's Ticker Broadcasts Everything You Do

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Check out how the recent major changes will impact you and what you can do about them.



   

Concerned About Identity Theft?

NN_09_19_11Check out this new site from the Consumer Federation of America.  It is loaded with resources for consumers and businesses.  On the site you can test your ID theft savvy, learn how to protect yourself and much more.

 

 

 

   

Make the Most When You Sell Your Gold

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Thinking of selling some old jewelry, then these tips will help you get the best deal.





   

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