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Free trial programs often come with catches — expensive catches. If you get an offer to try a product or service for "free" be sure to read the fine print and know how to stop a company from billing you if you're not interested in buying after...

Walking through the mall can teach you about more than just the latest fashion trends; you also can learn how to be an informed consumer — especially at this mall.

Ads contain messages asking you to do something — like buy a product or service. Admongo shows you how to identify those messages and think critically about the action the ad wants you to take.

If you’re buying a car, an electronic device, or a major appliance, you may be offered the chance to buy an “extended warranty” or service contract. Both service contracts and warranties provide repair or maintenance for a specific time. But...

Buying plans often promise free or deeply discounted products. Once you've signed up, they send you products automatically until you cancel. Some plans charge you a monthly fee in exchange for the right to buy products at supposedly discounted...

Credit, charge, or debit? Each lets you pay for products and services. Each also has unique characteristics. And if you’re shopping for a credit card, it’s important to compare fees, interest rates, finance charges, and benefits.

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If you’re thinking about replacing the windows in your home, you’ve got lots of options. The choices you make about styles, materials and insulation can impact maintenance and energy costs for years. When you’ve found the window you like, take a...

Platinum jewelry should be labeled so you can tell how much platinum there is in the piece. Any jewelry that is not labeled platinum, plat., or pt. contains less than 50% pure platinum and shouldn’t be marketed as platinum.

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When you’re in the market for a piece of jewelry, compare quality, price, and service from several different retailers. Consider asking family members, friends, or co-workers for recommendations. If you’re unfamiliar with a seller, check its...

Gold and silver jewelry have a vocabulary all their own. Some terms, like “solid gold” or “gold-plated,” might not mean what you think. Understanding the terms used to describe gold and silvery jewelry can help you avoid paying too much.

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