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Whatever Happened to Green Stamps?     View
A brief history of S&H (Sperry and Hutchinson) green stamps and their reincarnation as electronic "greenpoints." From The Straight Dope site.

Renters Insurance     View
Fact sheet about renters insurance, which "covers your possessions against losses from fire or smoke, lightning, vandalism, theft, explosion, windstorm, and water damage from plumbing. ... [It] does not cover floods, earthquakes or routine wear ...

From Homeowner to Renter: What You Need to Know About Renter's Insurance     View
Questions and answers about renter's insurance, with discussion of coverage amounts, discounts, coverage in case of floods or earthquakes, potential effect of pets on premium costs, and how to expedite a renter's insurance claim. From the National As ...     View
This website allows users to submit and view phone numbers of telemarketers. It notes that "[u]nlike government reporting websites, these reports are publicly published for the world to see." Search, or browse by area codes, most searched n ...

New Rules Requiring an Automated Voice or Keypress Opt-Out for Recorded Message Telemarketing Calls Take Effect Today [December 1, 2008]     View
This December 1, 2008, press release describes how "any telemarketing call that delivers a prerecorded message [a 'robo' call] must include a quick and easy way to opt-out of receiving future calls." Release also notes that as of September ...

Scooter Rundown: Best Fits From Tall to Small     View
This 2008 article covers points related to choosing a motor scooter, noting that "[r]ecord numbers of Americans are getting out of their cars and hopping onto scooters, spurred by high gas prices and concerns for the environment." Covers sc ...

Supermarket Characteristics and Operating Costs in Low-Income Areas     View
"Whether the poor pay more for food than other income groups is an important question in food price policy research." This December 2004 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) examines whether "stores serving low-income ...

Flea Market Guide     View
Choose a state, then choose a city to find flea market information, including hours, fees, number of booths, and phone number. You can also add a flea market to the directory and post a message regarding special events and unusual items for sale or w ...

Catalog Choice     View
This is "a free service that lets you decline paper catalogs you no longer wish to receive." Register and select catalogs to opt out of receiving, rather than sending or calling individual merchants. Includes a place to report merchants who ...

With DirectBuy, It Will Cost You a Lot to Save     View
This September 2007 article describes the operation of a nationwide buying club that promises members discounts on goods after paying membership fees. Topics include amount of membership fees, prices of items, handling fees, and return policies. The ...



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