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Money Matters! Do you teach people about everyday financial issues? Consumer information from the FTC is free and in the public domain. That means you can print it, copy it, post it, or link to it freely – and for free.

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As Mother’s Day approaches, you’re probably wondering what to get the mom who may have everything. More than likely, gift cards have crossed your mind as the perfect solution.

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You want to buy products that are good for the environment. But is grabbing the tree-covered package the way to do it? Take this quiz to test your “green” smarts:

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Do you believe “real” claims like “Lose up to 50 pounds with a weight loss shake” or “New windows will reduce your heating costs up to 50 percent?”

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Oh yes, it’s that sweet time of year again — Spring Break is almost here! Whether you’re off to sunbathe on the sand, see the sights, or ski the slopes, it pays to be an informed travel shopper.

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Shopping online? A little research can help you get the best deal and avoid unnecessary hassles.

Before you buy anything based on a review, search online for credible opinions based on trusted sources. Be sure to compare reviews from a variety of websites to get the whole story.

Bamboo: it’s not just for tiki huts anymore. In fact, because it grows quickly and with little or no pesticide, it has become popular in products that range from flooring to furniture.

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Searching for a hot holiday gift? In the market for the perfect pump to wear to a special party? Scouring sites and blogs to find a deal? Online shopping is convenient, but how do you know which reviews to trust?

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Still doing your holiday shopping? Many of us are. Whether you’re shopping online, by phone, or in stores, the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has a gift for you — a dozen dynamic holiday shopping tips to help...

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