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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Dear Villagers, Thought this article would be of interest ! As many here look at ways to budget, stay on course , and stay up to date on information that can help us make good financial decisions. I read this and thought of plans that I am doing that will combat this for me, new ideas I can...
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Do you know your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act? Debt Collection FAQs: A Guide for Consumers This is an excellent resource containing information everyone should be aware of!
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I was on some finance boards/ blogs today and saw a bunch of enteries about how Experian has pulled out of it's contract with Fair Issacs to provide consumers access to their FICO scores. After Feb 13th, a normal consumer will not be allowed to order their own credit score (from Experian, can...
  4. Health and beauty
    What is a "normal" diet? Consumers and food industry pundits have it all backwards http://www.naturalnews.com/z019417.html I was describing the raw foods diet to someone the other day, and they remarked, "Well I'm not sure I want to do that. I don't want to do something so extreme," and I...
  5. Frugal Living
    Companies are downsizing items, keeping costs the same or increasing them with many consumers unaware. This site will have you looking at your groceries in a whole new light. http://www.mouseprint.org/ Question... Would you rather companies just cut the sizes/ amounts and not tell you...
  6. News you can use
    Consumers win free credit scores Tens of millions of Americans can get up to 9 months of free credit monitoring through a class-action settlement, but consumer advocates are underwhelmed.
  7. Financial hardship
    http://news.yahoo.com:80/s/ap/20080528/ap_on_bi_ge/spam_sales I saw this article as well as comment on it on NBC news, not sure if anyone else posted this yet, kind of interesting. Sign o' the times.
  8. News you can use
    Banks and consumers: Be on high alert Banks should be more accountable and publicly report basic statistics on their fraud rates, says information privacy law expert Chris Jay Hoofnagle.
  9. News you can use
    Even as consumers lose heart, prices rise Consumer confidence plunged to its lowest level since the start of the Iraq war, while wholesale inflation surged to its highest ... </img>
  10. News you can use
    Recession?s bright side? Bargains for brave consumers Let?s say you have some cash on hand, your job (or other source of income) is secure, and you love a good bargain. What opportunities might a recession bring? First a disclaimer: Nobody, including us, knows what?s ahead for this...
  11. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://smib.vuw.ac.nz:8081/WWW/ANZMAC2003/papers/BB19_lawsonr.pdf
  12. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.marketing.unsw.edu.au/AMJ/V11_3/todd_lawson.pdf
  13. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.blackenterprise.com/yb/ybopen.asp?section=ybem&story_id=93840890&ID
  14. Green Living
    http://eartheasy.com/article_green_consumers.htm
  15. Frugal Living
    Name a product out there that is just designed to get people to spend money - as opposed to being really useful. Or an okay product but it is designed such that you need to spend more and more money to keep it working. Example: the swiffer which they sell cheaply but the company makes their...
  16. Green Living
    I use the Burt's Bees garden tomato complexion soap and love it.
  17. Green Living
    We are currently using Aubry Organics, but I'd like to try Terressentials in the near future.
  18. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/orl-frugal05nov09,0,2241186.story?coll=orl-home-lifestyle
  19. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=85896
  20. Green Living
    http://www.organicconsumers.org/
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